Sherlock “The Hounds of Baskerville” Review

The case this week is ‘The Hounds of Baskerville’, a take on the famous and similarly named Sherlock Holmes novel. Of course, this episode exhibits the usual Sherlock twists and modernisation; Baskerville is no longer a family name but the name of a military research base, and Henry isn’t the dead man’s nephew but his traumatised son.

I’m struggling to review this episode because I’m still not sure how I feel about it. It was an odd duck, segueing from Sherlock to The X Files with a hefty dose of Midsomer Murders thrown in. It even got a bit Minority Report for a few minutes too (more on that below). I think overall, with the exception of the thoroughly boring first fifteen minutes, I sort of liked it, despite something being ‘off’.

Maybe there were too many elements, maybe it became a bit ponderous in places, maybe the characterisation of Sherlock in the first fifteen minutes was so hyped up that emphasised how dull those scenes actually were since they couldn’t even hold his attention. Whatever it was, something threw this episode slightly out of whack. Read More... 


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