Top 30 TV Shows of 2012 : No 15 Sherlock

The breaks between seasons may be long but the wait is always worth it with Sherlock.

So much has been said about this show already it’s kind of hard to write anything new but I do want to say something about John Watson. Martin Freeman brings a humanity and likeability to the role which we don’t get with Sherlock because Mr Holmes can be an arrogant asshole at times (brilliant but hardly person of the year).

With John we get to roll our eyes at his friend’s antics, get to be confused at what the hell just happened and I think that is why the finale was so effective. It wasn’t because Sherlock ‘died’ it was because of John’s reaction and heartbreak to it.

Every fairy tale needs a good old-fashioned villain. You need me or you’re nothing. Because we’re just alike, you and I, except you’re boring. You’re on the side of the angels.

Favourite Episodes: A Scandal in Belgravia / The Reichenbach Fall