Sherlock, It’s a Date! See You 19 January, 2014!

Benedict Cumberbatch as BBC Sherlock in black coat for series 3

Where the hell is that bloody cable installer? I’ve got to hook it up to the hard drive and test the video feed before John gets back.

YES! Houston, we have liftoff!

According to Entertainment Weekly (and other sources), the U.S. air date is 19 January, 2014 (we pause while the cheering dies down) and that means the UK air date will be sooner (BBC has the first rights to airing), so I’m sticking with my 1 January prediction, but can’t confirm.

More later. But the big question at my house, where we don’t have TV reception and use the internet for most telly viewing, is WHEN do we get cable TV, for how long, and do we break down and by a big, honking widescreen TV or figure out how to hook it up to the iMac?

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4 thoughts on “Sherlock, It’s a Date! See You 19 January, 2014!

  1. Paul Cooper

    “But the big question at my house, where we don’t have TV reception and use the internet for most telly viewing, is WHEN do we get cable TV, for how long, and do we break down and by a big, honking widescreen TV or figure out how to hook it up to the iMac?”

    I can hear Mycroft saying, “And that, Sherlock, is what we mean when we say ‘the law of unintended consequences’.”

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    1. Watson Post author

      Well, it’s certainly cheaper than a flight to London and several weeks of lodging and meals to see Sherlock Series / Season 3, but, I confess, I’m cringing at the cost of upgrading to the package with Basic Cable/Enhanced Basic Cable and an DVR, particularly since every time I start reading the fine print I find yet another “service” fee. *sigh* Oh, well, at least I don’t have to keep the service for long. I have determined that a larger screen HD TV is a cheaper computer display than even a refurbed Apple Cinema display!

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  2. Susan

    I’m not going to experience the trauma I did last year and just went ahead and pre-ordered the DVD. Big mistakes I tend to make only once. Until then I’m still surviving with Seasons 1 & 2 on Netflix and all those totally awesome stories from ACDoyle.

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    1. Watson Post author

      I will definitely be pre-ordering my DVDs, but I’m also looking to see how soon it will be available for viewing on iTunes and/or Netflix and/or Amazon. I’ve begun gathering information and crunching numbers. It looks like in my area I could rent a luxury hotel room to watch each episode for what cable installation and monthly costs would be! (An extra $30-45/month plus the cost of the equipment!) On the other hand, I could record the eps on DVR and re-watch until my DVDs arrive. I’d actually consider waiting and watching it the next day on PBS.org except I’ve have real problems with the PBS site hanging lately so that I get the audio but the video freezes, and when I try to go back a few minutes to where the video freezes, the entire streaming freezes. I shudder to think what the PBS site will do when it has the kind of download hit it will take 20th January!

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