Here’s what transpired:
1. I learn of the existence of a BBC show called Sherlock.
2. I hear good things about the BBC show called Sherlock and make a mental note that it could serve well for viewing when our regular teevee shows are in reruns or hiatuses (should that be ‘hiati’? Look that up, self….).
3. In January all our shows go to hiatus or in reruns, so we need something to watch.
4. I say, “Hey dear, there’s a show I heard of called Sherlock. It’s apparently Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, simply moved into the modern day. I hear it’s really good. Wanna try it?” She says sure, so off we go.
5. I notice that the first episode is 90 minutes, roughly.
6. I discover that the second episode is also 90 minutes. Wow, BBC shows must be really long! And there are two entire seasons to watch! This ought to take a while.
7. I learn that each of those two seasons has exactly three episodes, and that having watched three episodes, we are halfway through the existing series.
8. I react accordingly, below the fold.
Now you feel my pain!
Welcome to yet another fandom. Season 3 is filming now… finally.
So, it's good, then?
Ahhh, but one must expose oneself to as much good storytelling as possible. I'm careful about what I choose to watch, though! If it sucks, I don't watch.
Yeah but the best thing you ever wrote ( twelve presidents) was for lack of a better term, original and not a recreation of something someone else did.
Damn the genres full speed ahead sire!
At least you don't have to wait for almost two years (always assuming series 3 premiers in late 2013). And you don't have to wait for the resolution of the cliffhanger from series 1…not that the cliffhanger from series 2 is any less brutal. Moffat/Gatiss really know how to make their fans suffer.
But yeah, as said above: welcome to the fandom. if you need something to take the edge off between seasons, I really recommend Crooked House by Mark Gatiss, another BBC miniseries. Creeped me out.
You are so hooped. You have no idea what you have gotten yourself into. I should let you know that there is a little show called ELEMENTARY on CBS that will south the wound. There will be new episodes. I suggest you hold those last three precious because they are pretty damn cool.
Then watch LUCAS with Indris Elba. That one is two season of roughly ten episodes. But glorious also. The Brits do it right. Never would they have ten seasons of Two and a Half Men on their TV.
Question: Have you seen Spaced? Its a deliciously, deviously geek fest via BBC. You can watch that during crap-time on the teevee. Netflix is our friend.