Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Sherlock: The Hounds of Baskerville

On TV: Sunday 8th January 2012
Channel: BBC 1 8.30-10pm
Episode Type: Episode 2 in the three part series
In 1 Sentence: Creepy and clever - Sherlock brings back the eerie ghost story
BBC Summary: Something terrible has happened to Henry Knight; Sherlock and John investigate the truth about the monstrous creature which apparently killed their client's father. A hound from hell? What seems like fantasy in Baker Street is a very different prospect in the ultra-secret army base that looms over Dartmoor.

My Review: Phew! What a thrilling trip that was! At times riveting and at others perplexing, one things for sure: you’re never bored when you watch Sherlock. But what a frightening offering the Moffat and Gatiss team had for us this time. 
Russell Tovey added a touch of empathy and vulnerability to the episode as the young man who has been haunted by the ‘hound’ on the moors of Dartmoor ever since his father was fatally killed by said beast. 
What unravels is more unexpected and spine-tingling as Sherlock and Watson uncover what is really going on at the Baskerville complex.
There are many a sinister moment when you just can’t help by shout at the TV - “Don’t go out alone at night, you stupid man, something’s bound to happen!” - which made for a gripping watch. 
As a Devonian, I loved somewhere local to me portrayed on screen, although some of the accents were a little cringe-worthy(!) and this added to the attraction of the episode. 
There were some great twists which kept you hooked, but what stood out to me was seeing Sherlock break down in fear... something so incomprehensible and preposterous: when he’s scared that’s when you know somethings gone wrong. This all added to the brilliant tension the episode had, gradually building until the fantastic climax. 
Sherlock cracks it again...
Score: 9/10

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