BBC One’s Sherlock quickly got a big number of fawning fans. The first episode bagged more than 7 million viewers. Last night, another 6.4 million tuned in and almost every single one of them seemed to be tweeting about it. This is why it is pointless watching television sometimes. You can get the gist of a show just by idly blinking at Twitter for long enough.
And so, instead of filling your heads with our idiotic views, we turn it over to you the reader. What did you think of the show? Get used to being asked as well because this is going to be a regular thing. We’ll be asking you to spout off about shows on Twitter and be as nasty or nice as you possibly can about a chosen show.
So. Last night’s Sherlock?
Well, it doesn’t seem to have gone down as well as the first programme. Aside from the insultingly obvious ‘no shit Sherlock’ gags, the views were mixed.
@davidscheider tweeted that “there will now be 2 minutes slience for everything that’s scheduled against Sherlock.” High praise indeed. Many were reduced to yelling IN FULL CAPS about haters and how much they enjoyed the show, but alas, like all things, the negative views tended to be the funniest.
@jamiesont quipped that the third showing should have “Holmes and Watson investigating the perplexing mystery of what the fuck happened with episode 2.” @rnnbrwn went one further by noting: “this week’s might’ve been the worst piece of television i’ve seen in a long time.”
There was a running theme of what went wrong with many viewers. @bigwelsh tweeted “Yes, ok everyone, calm down #Sherlock is good. But it’s just a re-vamped Jonathan Creek“, with @SimonAylett added “The ‘Creek was a magicians assistant, Sherlock doesn’t even have a real job! Loser!” with @peterspeller adding further “the new sherlock holmes is like johnathon creek where they’ve replaced the self-deprecating charm with self-consciousness and a story arch.”
Furthermore, there were calls that the whole thing was a bit… well… I’ll let zeonglow explain: “Sherlock fell back on casual racism / can’t be arsed doing research, which is a shame“, with @tsukpo added “a Chinese character in London,living in china town, in a flat above a lucky cat shop? really BBC? Really?” @Faria_Khan_ speculated that the next episode could well have a “Leprechaun living in Kilburn [who] steals gold bullion from the Bank of England…killing guards with poisonous 4 leaf clover“.
Still, the lead actor has his admirers, with @LaRainbow swooning “Benedict Cumberbatch has the silliest name ever and yet is the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen.”
Pardon? We could look it up, but can’t be bothered.
Anyway, keep an eye out for which show we’ll be choosing for you reprobates to tear to pieces. We’ll have a special hashtag and everything. Don’t underwhelm us. Not again.