Sunday, November 07, 2010

For Your Viewing Pleasure

Tonight’s season conclusion of Masterpiece Mystery! on PBS-TV will also bring the last of three installments of Sherlock, BBC One’s remarkably entertaining update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective saga. There’s a great deal to digest in this 90-minute episode, titled “The Great Game,” but I think it’s the second-best of the stories so far (the opening show, “A Study in Pink,” ranking tops in my book).

Here’s the episode description:
Sherlock Holmes ... is bored. And he’s not just staring at the wall, he’s shooting at it. London is quiet and peaceful, and for Holmes, that is nothing short of maddening. An explosion rocks Holmes and Dr. John Watson ... out of their doldrums and into a series of deadly puzzles conceived by a brilliant bomber. It starts with a pair of shoes left in the center of an empty room--shoes connected to a case that caught Holmes’s interest twenty years ago as a boy. Soon a blood-soaked car, a television star and a recovered classic painting figure into an ever-widening cat-and-mouse game. As fast as Holmes can deduce answers, more cryptic clues arrive from his intelligent and violent adversary. After many surreal twists and turns, the outcome of the game may be uncertain, but for once, Sherlock has found a worthy opponent.
Check your local listings for broadcast time and channel.

READ MORE:Remembering Jeremy Brett” and “Studies in Sherlock #5,” by Nicolas Pillai (Squeezegut Alley).

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