Oh Sherlock, Sherlock what have you done to us all? Honestly. We're all addicts at this point.
No, not addicts, something else.
It's like an abusive relationship. You love it and you can't get enough of it. Then when it rips your heart out and stabs it to death you say "Well it's OK, remember all the joy and the good? It's not always like this." And so you go back again and again and you allow yourself to keep on taking the hits because you love it so much. It must love you for it to make you so happy so often. You can wrap it in the amazingly talented packages of Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch and we'll all follow them to the ends of the earth.
The new episode that premiered on Sunday was exactly what you expected from an episode of Sherlock. It has always been interesting to me how a show can be predictable and unpredictable at the same time. This episode had Sherlock attempting to solve too many cases at once. It felt a little reminiscent of a previous episode.
True to form, when the show punches you in the feels towards the end you realize that you always saw this coming even though you had no idea this was coming.
Gatiss and Moffat are proving themselves to be the Whedons of the UK. They are the builders and the destroyers of worlds. They will steal your heart and then smash it into millions of pieces.
Obviously all of these emotional reactions are in response to the quality of the work that the team behind Sherlock creates. Despite the fact that we end up having to wait years between seasons, we will always come back because we care about this world and these characters. That being said, if you haven't already been sucked in then I encourage you to run from their work at all costs.
Who am I kidding? I AM an addict and I want everyone to be dragged down with me. When's the next episode?