I appreciate your perspective on the show, actors and writers of the Sherlock series. I don't have the history with the actors that you do. This is my first exposure to both of the actors. I found Episode 2 quite intense and scary. A friend at work told me that his wife had to change the channel because she was too frightened. I thought the story was perhaps the best of the episodes I have seen, to date. I did read “The Hound of the Baskervilles” a few years ago in preparation for my first trip to London. I have not seen the other productions of the story. I loved how the writers updated it. That H.O.U.N.D. stood for something that seemed rather plausible (and might even be true – the CIA has done lots of things we probably will never know about). As a psychologist, I was taken in by the intense emotional reaction Sherlock had to being afraid. What confused me was the very short shot at the end of the episode that showed Moriarty. I don't recall his role in the original story. Did he have a hand in creating the situation that Sherlock found himself in? I am really looking forward to the third show. I realize that 90 minutes might be long for a show, but I consider the BBC produced programs to be the best on TV, here. We cut cable TV two years ago because the cost was just hard to justify. I was initially exited to get the channel BBC America. Turns out it is basically a glorified Home and Garden channel. None of the kinds of shows that I wanted to see (like Sherlock and Downton Abby) were on. I have actually enjoyed Netflix streaming because I have watched several British, Irish and Scottish TV shows.I will have to check out the show you mentioned in your post. I am always looking for quality TV. I am biased in that I find the majority of what is on American TV to be crap. Public TV, which shows BBC shows, is my favorite channel and fortunately is not on cable.