Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this BBC production as the infamous detective, alongside Martin Freeman who plays his loyal friend John Watson. Embodied by two brilliant actors, the pair forms a funny duo whose top 2 priorities are solving crimes and stopping the dangerous Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott).
They can always rely on the support of one naïve Inspector Lestrade (Rupert Graves), one sweet Mrs Hudson (Una Stubbs), and Sherlock's brother Mycroft Holmes (Mark Gatiss, co-creator).
In this series, Sherlock defines himself as a "consulting detective, the only one in the world", but also as a "high-functioning sociopath". As he considers himself intellectually superior to the mass - which is obviously true - modern Sherlock is a very complex character.
Without any doubt or second thought, Benedict Cumberbatch was born to play this role with an intense and serious approach. Nevertheless, he even managed to apply a funny side to this detective with social issues and a brain beyond compare.
After a long hiatus, with a most-awaited Christmas special planned for 2015, the 4th season of Sherlock will be back on your screens by 2016. Creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss even announced to be working on a fifth one.
So if you aren't a "Sherlockian" yet, hurry and catch up the 3 seasons you have missed (each consisting of 3 long episodes).
Acclaimed by the critics, Sherlock is an award-winning British TV series that stole the heart of millions of viewers. A brilliant adaptation of the famous books.