Sherlock Season Three Opens with a ... lot of stuff.

 If only.

If only.

Anytime you kill a character off, it's best to either keep him dead or have a great way to bring him back. General Hospital I'm looking at you. When Sherlock Holmes fell to his death at the end of Season 2 everyone knew he wouldn't be splattered dead for long, so the great reveal prediction hunt was on.

Season 3 opened in the US on Sunday night and well, meh. I guess? It was an hour and a half of incredible scenes but no real unifying plot line or you know, momentum. That being said, Sherlock had to keep a lot of plates spinning in episode 1 of season 3, many of those plates it created, and in the shows defense it did alright. However, adding that degree of difficulty meant that the show suffered elsewhere. You know with an almost forgotten bomb plot, a Russian military torture scene, Watson's new squeeze, Sherlock's old crush, her new beau, and oh by the way, Watson's kidnapping, a bonfire, weird British holidays, the tube, and a new super villain.

 The clear winner.

The clear winner.

The player of the show was Watson's new mustache which sadly met its end about halfway through (effing SPOILER ALERT!). First reserve grand champion went to Watson's new fiance. I bet it ends poorly for her, but the bud like's her spunk. And her face.

I get that a lot of these shows read and react to the fanboy message board bull-s**t, but come on, you dug the hole, you made it real tricky and not real believable to climb out. Now we live in a London where anything is possible for Mr. Holmes including ultra, incredibly elaborate, expertly planned, yet spontaneous illusions. Oh by the way, each of those extras kept quiet after Holmes' "death". Oh...ok.

 I'm here to announce it will be better next week.

I'm here to announce it will be better next week.

I like it better in that other London. Oh, and by the way, the only way to get to Watson in time is take a motorcycle across London which just happens to pass by as it's needed scene made me want to watch season 6 of the Office and I hated that show.

I take comfort in knowing Sherlock will be better next week having eliminated some of the plates it so needlessly created.

Posted on January 22, 2014 .