Sheer love for sleuths
ONLY a handful of episodes have been made and fans wait years between seasons, but this British crime drama is one of the most popular television shows in the world.
Sherlock tells the tale of the famed British characters in a modern setting, with Benedict Cumberbatch playing quirky detective Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as his loyal assistant and flatmate Doctor John Watson.
Here are some things you may not known about the British crime drama. fans watch episodes via streaming video services. They’re absolutely obsessed with the characters, storylines and stars. When British Prime Minister David Cameron made a state visit to the country at the end of 2013, he participated in a public online Q&A. Among the questions was a desperate plea: “Please urge Sherlock crew to be quick! They have had us waiting for two years for every season!” In Japan, Sherlock has been turned into a best-selling comic book – the character of which bears a striking resemblance to Cumberbatch. And in South Korea, popular boy band SHINee released a hit song inspired by the series.
British hit: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman star as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in the TV series Sherlock.