“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
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The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
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And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
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So they added a little self-immolation.
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Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.