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It’s Giveaway Time Again: “Sherlock” Season Two on DVD

Who has the coolest avatar on Twitter?

For my money, it’s Steven Moffat, since it shows the writer-producer surrounded by both Matt Smith as the Doctor and Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes.

That observation is not really apropos of anything, by the way… except perhaps how Moffat has wonderfully updated the most played-out fictional detective in all of pop culture… yet has done so in a way that remains brilliantly faithful to the original Conan Doyle tales.

And although the second season of Sherlock has just concluded airing on PBS here in the States, it’s already available on disc, or at least will be come tomorrow. In addition to its three movie-length episodes, the DVD release includes these bonus features:

  • Audio Commentary for A Scandal in Belgravia and The Hounds of Baskerville
  • Sherlock Uncovered, a behind-the-scenes featurette

Thanks to the good folks at BBC Worldwide Americas, Connect the Pop has a couple of DVD’s for readers. Here are the rules if you’d like one:

  1. You must have a U.S. or Canadian mailing address to which the DVD can be shipped.
  2. Leave a comment here about any of the above—what you think of Sherlock or why you’re looking forward to seeing it, how it compares/contrasts to Doctor Who, or why this particular adaptation of the Holmes characters is so popular/memorable… anything.
  3. “@” me on Twitter with the hashtags #Sherlock and #ConnectThePop in the tweet to let me know you’ve done this. (I’m @Peter_Gutierrez.)
  4. Everyone who does these two things between now and 12:01 am EST on May 23 will be entered into the drawing.
  5. If you don’t have a Twitter account, just have a friend or colleague tweet on your behalf, letting me know which comment here is associated with the tweet—but of course since the DVD will be sent to him/her (see #6 below), you’ll have to work it out from there. (Or just start your own Twitter account in a couple of minutes, and close it when this giveaway is over.)
  6. I’ll notify you on Twitter, not here, if you’ve won a DVD, and if you don’t respond within 48 hours, I’ll just draw another name. If you’re a winner, you’ll simply DM me your mailing address and we’ll be all set. Thanks!

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Comments

  1. Thomas Fuchs says:

    Didn’t each actor audition for the other’s role as well? Not surprising, considering they both have that Aspergian otherworldly style of line delivery that follows it’s own logic outside of the machinations of the particular plot. Super psyched to catch season 2!

  2. Sarah Nakrosis says:

    Sherlock Holmes loose in London with a smartphone and Dr. Watson to blog about it. Why not?

  3. Jennifer Smith says:

    Loved Sherlock. Hounds was my favorite so far. It was great to see the characters removed from their normal selves and actually enjoy their work. Even though I knew Sherlock couldn’t be dead, I still cried uncontrollably over his “suicide. ” I don’t usually get that invested in a TV character.

  4. Steven Moffat’s one of my favorite television writers. I got hooked on him via Doctor Who (“The Empty Child”! “Blink”!), then went from there to Coupling (less awesome), Jeckyll, and most recently Sherlock. I love the Sherlock Holmes stories anyway, and Moffat does a great job giving them new life with his own style of creepy and funny.

    Also, I thought this was hilarious:
    http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/sherlocks-benedict-cumberbatch-re-named-bandersnatch-cummerbund-courtesy-the-washington-post.html

  5. Sherlock seriously restores my faith that smart television that respects its audience can be successful with the general populace. It actually makes me embarrassingly giddy, because I love television as a medium and an art form and sometimes you forget, when you’re stuck hearing about the fifth CSI spinoff, that television can be truly great, and can delight you and challenge you at the same time.

    Now if only someone could convince them to do more than 3 eps a year if we’ve always got to wait a year and a half in between. :)