If you have not watched Sherlock already, I highly suggest you watch it sometime in your life. In case you don’t know who Sherlock Holmes is, he is one of the most famous fictional detectives; known for his great skills and intelligence. He works with his friend and flatmate, Dr Watson, and together they solve very important high-profile cases.
In my opinion, Sherlock (BBC) is one of the best series ever. If you have read some of the stories, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, you will be most certainly surprised by the actors due to the great resemblance between them and the characters of the books. Although every episode is very good in its own way, I have chosen three episodes that are, in my opinion, the best of them all.
The first one on my list of elite episodes is A study in pink (1×1). In this episode, which is actually the pilot (the first episode in the series), we get to meet the characters for the first time. It involves the original meeting between Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John Watson (Martin Freeman), sharing the story of how they became flatmates. In the episode, we are able to see the original developments of their relationship as both friends and colleagues. The working relationship is distinguished and the compatibility when working on a case is evident. This is how it all began.
Another one of my favourite episodes is The Empty Hearse(3×1). In this episode, the situation is rather perplexing, considering the fact that Sherlock had just pulled off his greatest plan of all, following a life-threatening situation he found himself in during the previous season. It mostly focuses on how Sherlock executed his ‘plan’ and eventually Sherlock himself explains how he manages to pull it off. This episode only strengthens our realisations into just how intelligent and creative Sherlock can be, even when he is under pressure.
Lastly, A scandal in Belgravia(2×1) can be placed amongst my top three favourite episodes. In this episode, the so-called Woman (Irene Adler) appears for the first time. It is extremely exciting because it is one of the first episodes that we get to see the main villain of the series, Moriarty (Andrew Scott), in action. He is the sworn enemy of Sherlock Holmes and this is evident when we meet him for the first time. The situation gets very difficult, not only for Sherlock and John but also for Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft (Mark Gatiss), as it is one very important case involving the government too.
All in all, the great performance of Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves, Andrew Scott and the entire cast, accompanied by the well-written plot contributed to a pretty phenomenal result. In my opinion, Sherlock is worth watching, especially if you are into crime and detective movies/books/shows.