In this modernized version of the Conan Doyle characters, using his detective plots, Sherlock Holmes lives in early 21st century London and acts more cocky towards Scotland Yard's detective inspector Lestrade because he's actually less confident. Doctor Watson is now a fairly young veteran of the Afghan war, less adoring and more active.
The world's favourite detective has emerged from the fog...this is Sherlock for a new generation.
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When Sherlock and John walk into the lab where Dr. Stapleton is working, she says, "Okay, Michael, let's try Harlow 3 next time" to another scientist. That scientist is played by soundtrack composer Michael Price, who also portrays young Dr. Frankland in the photo Sherlock later finds. See more
All lives end; all hearts are broken. Caring is not an advantage, Sherlock.
In the American (PBS Masterpiece Mystery) broadcasts of this series, certain letters in the closing titles are highlighted red. These letters spell out a word that somehow relates to the episode. These highlighted letters don't occur in the closing credits of the original airings of the series (on BBC) though. See more
Referenced in To Dust