Any good Sherlock fan with a decent internet connection has already streamed season 3.
We’ve all seen each episode multiple times, can already quote our favorite bits from top to bottom, and have bookmarked our favorite theories on Tumblr for later debunking.
However, tonight is the American premiere of Sherlock on PBS – and while we may have already watched the detective and his blogger until saturation, it’s important to remember to tune in tonight.
Sherlock is a joint production between WGBH (PBS’ Boston affiliate), BBC Wales, and Hartswood Films. Which means it’s partly our baby (if only in a small monetary sense), so we should support it in every way we can.
PBS isn’t supported by advertisements or cable fees – it’s supported by a very very small amount of our tax dollars and, as we are reminded every time we turn on the channel, by Viewers Like You.
The least we can do, in this age of instant gratification, is tune in and give PBS and Sherlock the support it deserves.
Also, season 3 is good. Ridiculously good. I mean, c’mon, I know you’ve already seen it; you don’t need my proselytizing to convince you.
Who knows? If the ratings are good enough, maybe by season 4 we’ll get the same day broadcasts we so desperately crave.
Sherlock premieres tonight at 9:58 EST on PBS with “The Empty Hearse.”