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Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Sherlock'  

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This list features the best seasons of Sherlock, listed from best to worst with pictures of season posters when available. Fans may debate which season of Sherlock is the best, but each installment of the crime drama series features memorable episodes. Some Sherlock seasons focus on solving crimes and other good seasons explore the relationship between Sherlock and Holmes.

This list of Sherlock seasons has been voted on by fans from all over the world, helping to decide once and for all which collection of episodes starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are the best. Season One introduced viewers to the partnership of Holmes and Watson while later seasons deal more with their personal relationships.

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Sherlock - Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Sherlock'
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The second season of Sherlock premiered on January 1, 2012, in the UK and May 6, 2012, in the US and contains 3 episodes. This season still focuses on the crime-solving skills of Holmes and Watson.

Although there are only three episodes in the season - "A Scandal in Belgravia," "The Hounds of Baskerville" and "The Reichenbach Fall" -  each is memorable.

Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

  • Sherlock cracks the code.
  • Hallucinations cause confusion.
  • Sherlock says "good-bye" to John.
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Sherlock - Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Sherlock'
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The third season of Sherlock premiered on January 1, 2014, in the UK and January 19, 2014, in the US and contains 3 episodes. This season continues to focus on Sherlock and John's friendship.

Although there are only three episodes in the season - "The Empty Hearse," "The Sign of Three" and "His Last Vow" - each is memorable.

Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

  • John gets a birthday message from Sherlock.
  • John and Mary get married.
  • Sherlock is shot.
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Sherlock - Season 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Sherlock'
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The fourth season of Sherlock premiered on 1 January 2017 and contains 3 episodes. This season still focuses on the personal and professional lives of Holmes and Watson.

 Although there are only three episodes in the season - "The Six Thatchers," "The Lying Detective" and "The Final Problem" - each is memorable.

Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

  • Mary gets shot.
  • Sherlock reconnects with Eurus.
  • Sherlock and Watson get a message from Mary.
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Sherlock - Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Sherlock'
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The first season of Sherlock premiered on July 25, 2010 in the UK and October 26, 2010, in the US and contains 3 episodes. This season focuses on investigating suspicious crimes.

 Although there are only three episodes in the season - "A Study in Pink," "The Great Game" and "The Blind Banker"

Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

  • Holmes meets Watson.
  • Sherlock finds a clue.
  • Watson is strapped with a bomb.
     
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