Sheer love for sleuths

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - NEWS -

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.

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