Sherlock (starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Mark Gatiss, written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss) returns to Masterpiece on PBS for its stunning second season.
This second series is expected to be even bigger than the first, as the stars have come into their own a bit and they and the series has been critically acclaimed. The second series also has the confidence of the creators, as the first was something of an experiment. Having ensured that the experimentation was indeed successful, they mined the Canon for the three most intriguing and popular stories for inspiration in season two. As Steven Moffat puts it in shorthand, this season consists of "the hound, the woman and the professor." More formally, those episodes consist of "The Hounds of Baskerville," "A Scandal in Belgravia" and "The Reichenbach Fall."
And once again, we've been asked by the fine people at PBS and Masterpiece to host a Twitter chat. You may recall that we originally participated in the inaugural chat of the first season ("More to Me Than The Twitter" [ILLU]) and that it was quite a lot of fun - think of it as a giant digital living room in which commentary is flying fast and furious as the show airs. You can follow us at @BakerStreetBlog and we've set up a dashboard that you can follow on Tweetgrid.
May 6 will simply mark the first of three consecutive Sunday evenings in which we'll participate in this exercise, beginning at 9:00 p.m. EDT through 10:30 p.m. EDT. The first episode of course, will be the famed "A Scandal in Belgravia," featuring "The Woman" - an episode not to be missed. If you'd like a little more detail from the woman herself, Lara Pulver, you can catch the exclusive interview with her on I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere, Episode 41. Blackmail, a dominatrix, "brains are the new sexy," iPhone hacking and more.
And we won't be alone as we twitter our way through the show - also assisting with the chat will be author and adventuress Lyndsay Faye, BSI, ASH (@LyndsayFaye), the ever-enthusiastic podcasting and blogging team of The Baker Street Babes (@BakerStBabes), with the illustrious Leslie S. Klinger, BSI, 2s (@lklinger) following things up three hours later on the west coast.
We'll all be looking for your questions, insights and observations as we move through the episodes. Or if you don't have a Twitter account or would prefer to take it all in, you can just sit back and watch the tweets roll by. We look forward to joining you these next few Sundays.
- Masterpiece Sherlock (main site)
- Sherlock: Season Two (episodes)
- Sherlock Observation game (fun!)
- Tweetgrid tracking dashboard (follow the conversation)
- Pre-order Sherlock: Season Two (Amazon - affiliate link)
- An interview with Lara Pulver (IHOSE)
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