All you need to know about Year 10
Sherlock series three is expected to arrive this Autumn. This short wait would be deemed plausible had the last series finished this Month, but no. The last episode aired January 15th, LAST YEAR! Once we finally get the new episodes, it will have been nearly two years since we last had the pleasure of having Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch on our screens. This has drove the Sherlock fandom (including me) completely insane, as series two ended with Sherlock plummeting off St. Bart’s hospital to his death. Or what appeared to be his death, anyway. Unbeknownst to his ever loyal blogger, John Watson, he is actually alive and finishing off the rest of Moriarty’s web. Or at least, that’s what we presume he is doing if the writers are following the original canon.
Once series three gets up and running, the Sherlock fandom will give a sigh of relief. The airing will put an end to nearly two years worth of misery, and hopefully will repair the emotional damage every fan has suffered because of that fateful episode. However much suffering we have felt however, cannot be matched to the suffering our Victorian counterparts went through. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle became tired with the detective in the end, and killed him off in ‘The Final Problem’. However, Doyle underestimated just how hard the public had fallen for Holmes. They wore black armbands in the street as though in mourning, and the large public outcry pressured him into once again writing about our favorite detective. However, he did not bring Holmes back until 10 years, I’ll say that again, 10 YEARS after he got rid of him.
I raise my mug of tea to the original Victorian fan base, I hugely appreciate their efforts in demanding for Sherlock Holmes to be revived. Of course, I do feel a speck of guilt though, for the only reason Doyle brought him back was because of the sheer public demand. He carried on writing stories even though he was reluctant to do so, but the fact that he did it anyway gains my admiration. I have him to thank for all the incarnations of Sherlock Holmes that are around today, they would not be same had Holmes stayed dead. And whenever I feel like I am going to go insane waiting for the new series, I just think about the Victorians. I am in complete awe of them, of how they managed 10 years without Sherlock Holmes. I can barely imagine a day, let alone a decade.
Hats off for the Victorians, the fans who waited! (And yes, I did just slip in a Doctor Who quote, it’s been a very fandomy day).
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