SO WE NOW HAVE 13 EPISODES
Which in normal BBC terms is one whole series, like Merlin or Doctor Who episodes.
Except these episodes are 90 minutes long instead of 40 minutes long (thank heaven the lord though, amiright?)
So 90 is about 40 x 2 which means we have 2 WHOLE SERIES of Sherlock in NORMAL terms.
But there’s still the extra 10 minutes of each episode so
13 x 10 = 130 minutes
That’s an extra 3 and a ¼ episodes
So we have 2 series and an extra 3 ¼ episodes of Sherlock, officially (in terms of normal BBC)
Merlin had 5 series before they called it a day and according to ratings Sherlock has slightly more popularity than Merlin in the UK, and has done commercially better around the world.
Doctor Who is on its 10th series (coming out in 2017) of 12-13 episodes in each series, and that’s not even counting all the specials!
Doctor who (the NEW series 1-10 including specials) = 134 episodes
Merlin = 13 x 5 = 65 episodes (40 mins)
Sherlock = 29 and a ¼ episodes (40 mins) and there’s also ‘Many Happy Returns’, an 8 minute special on YouTube by the BBC just before series 3 starts.
I am still so glad they did 90 minute episodes though. Even then sometimes you wish it could be longer. That’s why some of Merlin and DW episodes are in two parts, cause they sometimes just need that extra bit to the story.
Some FILMS are 90 minutes long.
In that case we have THIRTEEN FILMS IN THE SHERLOCK FRANCHISE
That’s almost as good as Marvel’s 14 films.
It’s not too bad, guys. But it could be better.