Sherlock, Series 4

Sherlock, Series 4

Sherlock

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2016-12-05
  • Advisory Rating: TV-14
  • Episodes: 4
  • iTunes Price: USD 13.99
  • iTunes HD Price: USD 19.99
8.5/10
8.5
From 3,609 Ratings

Description

Sherlock returns with three brand-new feature length episodes, promising laughter, tears, shocks, surprises and extraordinary cases. The eagerly anticipated fourth series, produced by Hartswood Films, begins with the nation’s favourite detective, the mercurial Sherlock Holmes, back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson and his wife, Mary, prepare for their biggest ever challenge - becoming parents for the first time. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman reprise their iconic roles as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in the hit drama written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Episodes

Title Time Price
1 The Six Thatchers 1:28:26 USD 4.99 Buy on iTunes
2 The Lying Detective 1:29:04 USD 4.99 Buy on iTunes
3 The Final Problem 1:28:59 USD 4.99 Buy on iTunes
4 Trailer 01:28 Free Buy on iTunes

Trailer


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Reviews

  • Not a Convincing Conclusion

    2
    By John Swiftly
    *Review contains Spoilers* For one thing, I feel sorry to have to write a negative review. The acting in Sherlock was top notch, as always. But it's the writing that went off the rails. The final episode in the show is like a horror movie. This episode, in particular, departs from the traditional format of Sherlock Holmes (in literature and film) to the point of being distracting, not convincing. It feels as if the writers wanted to make an edgy departure, in order to raise the stakes, and instead put me through minutes upon minutes of overboiled "tension." While the Sign of Three was brilliantly convincing, and departed from the traditional format in an interesting way, The Final Problem departs from the format of Sherlock Holmes by not remaining faithful to the key tenet of all Sherlock Holmes stories...that is: 1. Deductions are explicable 2. Deductions are believable Besides this, the atomsphere should never devolve into something like "Criminal Minds." The Final Problem has a problem--that is, Eros is not believable. The idea of Eros, another sibling, is brilliant. The idea of Eros simultaneously being a total unstable maniac and "an Era defining Genius", is not convincing. It was obvious from the way the writer's kept using the words "sociopath" and "psychopath" interchangably, but they clearly don't have any proper ideas about severe mental-illness. Empathy is interrelated to understanding human nature, and understanding human nature is the foundation of most Sherlockian Deductions. Even if Sherlock is cold, it's too much of a stretch to grant that level of brilliance to someone THAT unstable. My point is, no one who's crazy isn't flawed. And no one who actually might be a genius, doesn't have flaws in their intelligence. There's fly in everyone's ointment, and building up Eros as an Uber-Sherlock, something so infallible, ends up looking ridiculous. Her deductions can't be explained, because the scope is too extreme. The point of most absurdity was in the conclusion. Redbeard was a BRILLIANT twist. But her motivation was for...attention? What? If you're going to tell me an intellectual demigod is doing everything for attention, then CONVINCE me. Don't attempt to heap another twist on me. Redbeard was enough. The cooldown from that twist should have been convincing me as to her supposed emotional complexity, and apparent need for love. It's illogical to the extrem. And justfying the plot as "well she's crazy, so it makes sense to her" isn't enough. One last point: teasing Moriarty's return, to that extent, was pushing the envelope. Again, this is difficult to criticize because Eros's actress, and everyone else, did a remarkably brilliant job. I just wish the writing was much more together.
  • Sherlock Holmes is Life

    5
    By Person_of_unknown_nature
    Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman did a great job in this tv series. They brought these characters to life on the screen. Many wouldn’t have done so well.
  • Huge disappointment

    1
    By t(h)inker
    The incredibly poor writing here in season four stands in such contrast with seasons one and two, it buggles the mind. If the show jumped the shark with season three, this is such utter nonsense, it offends. It leaves a rather bitter aftertaste. It made me wonder if even season one was really good, or if we were all merely bamboozled into collective Doyle nostalgia. Truly disappointing.
  • Excellent cast!

    5
    By Zoe.RT
    Fantastic series! Patiently waiting for more!
  • Brilliant. A must-have

    5
    By badwolfgirl2355
    This show is absolutely brilliant. The colour of the characters is a breath of fresh air for the Sherlock Holmes franchise, which has been around for over a century. Series Four is certainly a shining addition to "Sherlock". Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be proud.
  • not enough

    3
    By boredumb
    Aside from the unfortunate sense that now someone has to be shot in each episode, it just feels like Moffat and Gatiss have run out of ways to twist, distort, and otherwise vandalise Doyle's universe...And they started out doing it so very well. But, if you are going to buy it, do it on Amazon - same price but a wealth of collateral material. Whatever happened to iTunes Essentials???
  • Where are the Extras?

    1
    By Yesicat
    Disappointed to have to buy from Amazon because they offer the extra features and iTunes does not.
  • Back to Form

    5
    By JakeRyan17
    Series three was a bit of a mixed bag, and far less continuitous than the previous two series. Series four brings us back out of the episodic mess of "The Sign of Three" and that series by utilising Amanda Abbinton for more than simple comedic relief and pays off the Moriarty cliffhanger in a way that respects what we've seen, teases a century of fan theories, and ups the stakes for the boys in Baker Street.
  • It is not perfect,but it completes beautifully

    5
    By Load please
    It is always hard to complete a story. It is frustratingly hard to weave the threads together till the end. So many good dramas end up with a disappointing anti-climax closure. Hunger Games, for example. Or House. Or Divergent. The list goes on and on. So I was relieved. It is not perfect, it is flawed, but I love it just for what it is.
  • Awful

    1
    By Raspapa
    I enjoyed the first two seasons immensely. That was some of the best television out there. Season three less so with the unnecessary addtion of "Mary". Season four is really awful. It took me three tries to get through the first episode. Two and three were no better. Painfully contrived plot lines, facile dialogue and a conclusion that was truly deus ex machina. Before this season I looked forward to the next addition. No more.

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