“A breakaway sect of Buddhist monks infiltrated by a blond drug-smuggler?”
If you’re going to make a 7-minute teaser for a TV show, best to craft it as cleverly as this “mini-episode” that serves as a prequel to Season 3 of Sherlock, the BBC show poised to make a bigger splash than ever given the growing fame of its star, Benedict Cumberbatch.
Season 3 begins New Year’s Day in England, and hits PBS three weeks later.
Is Sherlock Holmes in the Public Domain?
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.