The BBC’s smash hit Sherlock will return to American television in May. We here at Mania recognize this as one of the best shows on television. If you haven’t discovered the series yet you have plenty of time to do so. The first series (or season as we yanks call it) is streaming on Netflix. Series 2 will premiere here in the states on PBS Sunday May 6th, 2012.
Plot: The struggle goes on in 21st-century London as the updated team of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson battle the worst that modern criminality has to offer, including a computer-savvy arch-villain who wants to rule the world. Benedict Cumberbatch (War Horse, The Hobbit) returns as the world's foremost consulting detective, with Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, The Office UK) as the stalwart, if edgy, Dr. John Watson, and Andrew Scott (Lennon Naked) as the unassuming mastermind of evil, Jim Moriarty.
MYSTERY! "Sherlock, Series 2: A Scandal in Belgravia" Airdate: 5/6/2012
Episode: Sherlock and Watson are plunged into a case of blackmail involving crafty dominatrix Irene Adler, whose motto is "know when you are beaten." It seems she has incriminating photos of a session with a British royal. Can she outsmart Sherlock at his own game? And at a battle he is ill prepared to wage — love?
MYSTERY! "Sherlock, Series 2: The Hounds of Baskerville" Airdate: 5/13/2012
Episode: Sherlock and Watson pursue the trail of the Baskerville experiments — top-secret government research on genetically engineered gigantic animals for military use. Or so it is rumored. Whatever the truth, something big is up on the moors.
MYSTERY! "Sherlock, Series 2: The Reichenbach Fall" Airdate: 5/20/2012
Episode: In what may be the climatic case of his career, Sherlock faces Moriarty’s diabolical plot to “get Sherlock,” which begins innocently enough when the criminal mastermind breaks into the Crown Jewels. As the scheme unfolds, Moriarty poses the “final problem,” and a tabloid reporter reveals the “shocking truth” about the great detective.