I watched the second series when it was broadcast on British tv in January. Sherlock is among the top 20 of the best of British television of all time and I would certainly recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Sherlock Holmes….heck, I would just recommend this, full stop! Laura, are you referring to Irene Adler as 'the woman' from the episode 'A Scandal in Belgravia', which is based on the story 'A Scandal in Bohemia'? Thoughts about the character in what way? Have you seen all the other episodes from both series? We will have to wait another year before series 3 starts but it will be worth waiting for.