**The game may be afoot, but so are spoilers, ahead.**
I saw the first series of the BBC drama Sherlock just before the second series was released in 2012, and even then I was skeptical. I had heard of this new, upstart-y version of Holmes and Watson and deduction, but couldn’t, at that point, say that I was very interested. Besides, here in the states Sherlock was advertised only on PBS alongside other Sunday night Masterpiece fare. It’s not that I didn’t care for Masterpeice, it’s just that I’d have rather ended my weekends with something less cerebral like The Simpsons.
Without a doubt, my attitude changed once I saw Sherlock, series one.