For a series of only three episodes, each one is under a lot of pressure to be fantastic. If one falls flat a third of the season suffers. And sadly, I’m afraid that’s precisely what happened with Sherlock’s second episode, “The Hounds of Baskerville.”
It should be noted that a not-so-great Sherlock episode is still a marvelous bit of television.
Problems occur when trying to adapt one Holmes’ most famous cases, The Hound of the Baskervilles. First off, Holmes isn’t in it for much of the original story and Watson performs most of the clue hunting. But in Mark Gattis’ version, (Who, by the way, also plays Mycroft in the show. I have NO IDEA how I didn’t realize this!) “The Hounds of Baskerville” Sherlock is present for the whole thing. Unfortunately, it all comes off rather forced, particularly with why Sherlock decides to take the case.Read more