New Sherlock box set comes with slightly creepy Holmes and Watson busts

Sherlock fans, ever looked at your mantlepiece and thought 'Hmmm, it's nice, but it could really do with some faux-bronze busts of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.'? If you have, imagine no longer - the BBC intend to make such thoughts reality with a new box set of all 3 series of the show. » 9/09/14 12:59am 9/09/14 12:59am

TV And Film Still Don't Know How To Depict Texting (Or The Internet)

BBC's Sherlock does a pretty top-notch job of portraying text messages, but as Tony Zhou points out in the latest installment of Every Frame a Painting, cinematic representations of the digital world – including texting and the Internet – remain, for the most part, inefficient, ineffective, and uninspired. » 8/16/14 10:30am 8/16/14 10:30am

​Holmes and Watson hit a gay bar in the Sherlock s3 you didn't see

If you watched the third season of Sherlock on PBS, you haven't seen the whole thing. The channel makes edits some for time, some for content, and some to keep people from seeing Sherlock and John enter a gay bar during his bachelor party pub crawl. Luckily, the unedited Sherlock arrives in America tomorrow! » 2/10/14 6:00pm 2/10/14 6:00pm

Who's going to replace Steven Moffat as Doctor Who showrunner?

Steven Moffat's been in charge of Doctor Who's storytelling since 2010, and he's probably nearing the end of his tenure. So everybody's wondering who could take over this insanely demanding job, when the show regenerates next time. Let's break down seven prospects, in order of most likely to least likely. » 1/17/14 12:45pm 1/17/14 12:45pm

Benedict Cumberbatch explains how Sherlock survived his season 2 fall

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman couldn't attend the Sherlock panel at Comic-Con, but they were able to send a video message in their place. Freeman just gives a pleasant hello, but Cumberbatch decides to reveal the secret of how Sherlock survived his seemingly deadly fall in the season 2 finale... kind of. » 7/19/13 6:40am 7/19/13 6:40am

Elementary Demonstrates the Right Way to Update a Classic Hero

Elementary has gotten some flak for being the "lesser" modern-day Sherlock Holmes. But now that its first season is over, we're realizing this show understands the Arthur Conan Doyle canon — it's just not afraid to ask questions. Here's why Elementary is the Sherlock Holmes we never knew we always needed. » 5/21/13 8:00am 5/21/13 8:00am

The Most Demented Episodes of Supposedly Realistic TV Shows

There's no secret as to why science fiction and fantasy are popular: Reality is boring. That's why even TV shows that supposedly have no fantasy elements wind up having episodes where they introduce clones, time travel, aliens or zombies. Here are nine TV shows (and one literary character) that suddenly went science… » 4/02/13 1:09pm 4/02/13 1:09pm

Sherlock: The Animated Series needs to exist immediately, and here's why

When she's not just being an awesome artist on Tumblr, Angela Taratula is redrawing screencaps from Sherlock's "A Scandal in Belgravia" episode in an exquisite animated style, and making us all lose our minds that there's not an actual Sherlock cartoon for us to watch. Seriously, if she weren't so damn good, this… » 2/21/13 2:20pm 2/21/13 2:20pm