Sherlock Is Garbage, And Here's Why

31 Th05, 2017
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Why is Sherlock so bad? Harris Bomberguy is on the case!
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  • I loved Jonathan creek - don’t know if it still holds up, I made a pact with a best friend that we’d only watch it together and then she moved and I became a mystical rat that only talks in riddles, so we haven’t had the chance to rewatch it, but we could always figure out how the culprit did the crime. It was great

    Caroline ReidCaroline Reid4 giờ trước
  • Sherlock sucks, yes. But I also love it.

    Sia BristeSia Briste4 giờ trước
  • Granada Sherlock is the only Sherlock adaptation I've seen to date that could be considered good, save for maybe that one where he's old and struggling with dementia.

    envy meenvy me4 giờ trước
  • Sherlock is an extremely successful show though? Yes, the writing may be rough but at the end of the day it made the BBC alot of money. While the show did get alot wrong it clearly did something right

    KatieKatie11 giờ trước
  • I'm just so glad to discover I wasn't the only one who got a really cold feel from this horrible, hard-to-watch show.

    Andrew GivensAndrew Givens11 giờ trước
  • “Treaten like shit” lol, got ya

    Tavian TownsendTavian Townsend13 giờ trước
  • The title card > 😂 Ah dude the fact that you brought the "mispronounciation" joke. My god, it's gotten ridiculous.

    notusnotus14 giờ trước
  • "For all it's massive flaws, it's still very good at making you think it's going to get better". JJ Abrams, I'm looking at you.

    musicalfringemusicalfringe16 giờ trước
  • "Equally important" or "just as important", NOT "equally as important".

    musicalfringemusicalfringe17 giờ trước
  • My favorite onscreen Sherlock Holmes is Jeremy Brett in the Granada series.

    augustandjuneaugustandjune18 giờ trước
  • I'd love to see your opinion, but i dont plan to watch a video longer than 1 hour

    Nemanja Radivojevic jaNemanja Radivojevic ja19 giờ trước
  • I like it!

    Der Göthische ImpDer Göthische Imp21 giờ trước
  • 1 name more than sums up why it was garbage........Martin (couldn't act his way out of a paper bag) Freeman ;-)

    ship matchesship matchesNgày trước
  • I remember when the "How did Sherlock fake his own death??" discussion raced through my friends like wildfire. Some of them would spend hours excitedly coming up with theories, and I was there with them, watching, when the episode finally aired that called them stupid assholes for caring. They were devastated. They felt betrayed by a show that they had invested so much love in. Not even GoT fans felt as heartbroken as Sherlock fans did on that fateful day. I'm not blaming them for being invested at all - what the hell is fiction for if not to be enjoyed and appreciated? F*ck you Moffat - if you're not interested in making something interesting for fans, don't create fiction. Simple as that.

    Tormey ReimerTormey ReimerNgày trước
  • No

    LargeLargeNgày trước
  • A mystery show written like a sitcom.

    Adrian EmmanuelAdrian EmmanuelNgày trước
  • I did enjoy the show a lot and thinking about it, I was watching it more or less as a comedy. I just liked Benedict being an asshole and thats it. As for the 4th season... It's just undeniable. It breaks down compleatly. I actualy thought they were making another season. That last episode can't be even considered an ending. The whole sister plot is so bad, that I comparetively remambered Mery dying as a good plotpoint

    Matevž JaušovecMatevž JaušovecNgày trước
  • I remember looking so forward to season 3 of Sherlock then I watched it and man was I disappointed.

    joeking88joeking88Ngày trước
  • I keep coming back to this video to remind meself how I fucking hate this show for wasting my time

    useruserNgày trước
  • Meh Dracula is much more famous and better.

    LisaLisaNgày trước
  • I am 18 minutes in and realising am wasting my time. I am truly a fool.

    Rohan RakeshRohan RakeshNgày trước
  • The fact that people seem to think that ‘The Curse of Fatal Death,’ is “great,” “hilarious,” “fantastic,” never ceases to astound me. It’s puerile shite complete with fart gags - exactly how Dr.Who should NOT be done (parody or not).

    The Talons of Wayne ChiangThe Talons of Wayne ChiangNgày trước
  • Just realized something; at 20.26 when the book of matches is flicked into his own face, and there is a cut to try to hide that, it is very obviously two takes, look at the mouth and cigarette positions. I have not seen the show, but this MUST have been what they were going for, he did the same thing twice in two takes!

    good citizengood citizen2 ngày trước
  • I forgot that Alan Johnson from Peep Show was in Jekyll and now I MUST re-watch it!

    Dan KeatisDan Keatis2 ngày trước
  • 27:00 "oh yeah, this is about Sherlock"

    Jacob BenefielJacob Benefiel2 ngày trước
  • Neon Genesis evangelion

    Thiccboi 333Thiccboi 3332 ngày trước
  • For all of the Chibnall era’s issues, I at least appreciated that they decided to cut back on the Jesus-Doctor aspects....until they didn’t.

    Phantasmagoria 2000Phantasmagoria 20002 ngày trước
  • And then they gave him Dracula, the last British thing :(

    Chris RudyChris Rudy2 ngày trước
    • Not really, Dracula takes place in Britain too.

      LisaLisaNgày trước
  • when I watched the empty child episode I was way to young and it scared me so fucking much. it was actually to the point where I didn't turn of my lights when going to sleep for like four and a half months.

    The fridgiebearThe fridgiebear2 ngày trước
  • To be honest I find it hard to take this seriously when every second sentence is shouting, screaming or besides the point. It brings up a few good points but some of them like the one about matt smith's first episode being just him saying "I'm scary, go, bye bye." *but that's besides the point because that's doctor who and not sherlock.*

    Owen TillOwen Till2 ngày trước
  • I actually liked Sherlock. Until i read the books.

    08/15 Dorfkind08/15 Dorfkind2 ngày trước
  • 1:27:20 also i think something like that has happened. everyone passes out due to some bad turbulence that causes crazy g forces autopilot keeps the plane flying until it crashes on landing.

    SorenkairSorenkair2 ngày trước
  • Literally the only reason I watched and got through the final episode of season 4 was because I was on a plane for 8 hours and there was very few things to watch

    Elvina ChidleyElvina Chidley2 ngày trước
  • But I kinda like it :(

    rodriguezelfelizrodriguezelfeliz3 ngày trước
  • BRAINFART: whould it have been a better show if Moriarty had killed himself and then had people fuck with Sherlock "from beyond the grave" just to slowly drive him crazy, chasing a ghost, and always being one step behind, because their instructions are to always tell him, "well, you almost got it". Then when he had broken him, show a video recorded just before he killed himself saying something to the effect of "I WON, and you can't get me back, cause I'm already dead lol" And then realising how badly he got gotten, goes insane (mumbling in a straight jacket, "he isn't dead" over and over again & end it on "I was killed by a dead man" killed by a dead man being the episode name for Moriarty's death) And then we can wait 10 years for him to get "normal".

    Darth PiniartoqDarth Piniartoq3 ngày trước
  • “That’s literally the second half of the plot of shrek” The biggest compliment you could’ve given this show

    Shootbob79Shootbob793 ngày trước
  • “That’s literally the second half of the plot of shrek” The biggest compliment you could’ve given this show

    Shootbob79Shootbob793 ngày trước
  • Understanable. Have a nice day.

    Ильдар НасыровИльдар Насыров3 ngày trước
  • Sorry, but no. Sherlock is not garbage just because it differs from the source material.

    Asher CopakenAsher Copaken3 ngày trước
    • @RyanKaufman It sort of is. About half the video is spent talking about how the show has a continuous story-line, how Sherlock isn't shown from Watson's perspective, and how the information is delivered to the audience as Sherlock solves the case rather than pieced together at the end, without actually explaining why any of this is a problem beyond the fact that it's different from the source material. In order to actually review a story based on its own merit, you need to figure out what the purpose of the changes to the original material are for and what the story is trying to accomplish rather than just saying that it's different so it's bad. Besides, the two stories are inherently different. They take place in different time periods, have different story structures, go about solving mysteries differently, treat their characters differently, and one gives Sherlock and arc, so directly comparing them in order to judge the show's worth when they're trying to accomplish two completely different things and tell completely different stories is just stupid.

      Asher CopakenAsher Copaken2 ngày trước
    • Not his point lol

      RyanKaufmanRyanKaufman3 ngày trước
  • A year can't pass without me re-watching this video more than once.

    Jakeem J. ThunderJakeem J. Thunder3 ngày trước
  • Hewwo this is my formal request to do "NGE is garbage/genius and here's why" thank you have a nice day

    TimeSpaceCondominiumTimeSpaceCondominium3 ngày trước
  • I forgot at 7:20 that this episode wasn't about Doctor Who

    TonatsiTonatsi3 ngày trước
  • Wow... thanks for tackling this with the heated gusto it extremely deserved, and also for retroactively validating my perspective by putting words to things that I noticed but didn't have language for at the time. This was hugely cathartic for me. I was a teenage girl on Tumblr at the time of the Sherlock episodes coming out and I remember sort of getting sucked into watching them and caring because people I followed posted endlessly about it and I wanted to be in on the discussion. I remember gaslighting myself by telling myself that maybe stories just didn't have to make sense the way *I* would prefer they would, and so I should stay openminded or some goopy horseshit like that - maybe stories don't need to go in the direction they are clearly pointing toward, or provide any reasoning or logic or structure or thematic elements or character development whatsoever...maybe my need for emotional catharsis through stories that help me cope with life is misplaced or foolish or not sophisticated enough? I totally bought the shame package Moffat is so obviously selling to himself about teenage girls, in other words. Man, that's devastating. I really spent some of my formative years learning to distrust my critical thinking skills and even to inwardly mock myself for wanting good, cohesive art, huh?

    D4NC3RableD4NC3Rable3 ngày trước
  • Why is this soooo long, and why do I still want to watch it??

    Ishaan ParikhIshaan Parikh3 ngày trước
  • I got it! YOU'RE the boomerang!

    KiplyKiply3 ngày trước
  • Moffat is a dick. Years ago I was on a UK Comedy UseGroup and someone dared to suggest that 'Coupling' might have taken its premise from ‘Seinfeld'. Moffat popped up and threatened to sue the guy. He was notorious for that kind of interaction.

    Gaudia CertaminisGaudia Certaminis3 ngày trước
  • That Evangelion intro is the best 10 seconds hbomberguy had ever made

    billnyethebigguybillnyethebigguy4 ngày trước
  • Man, this was...disturbingly good. You've changed my mind about this show. This blew my mind

    Campbell TateCampbell Tate4 ngày trước
  • I NEED you to talk about the Netflix series Dracula because it's Moffat at his most. Its such garbage its ART.

    KindHrt77KindHrt774 ngày trước
  • Just rewatching this as I've been revisiting Sherlock with family (I didn't warn them off of it as they're classic Holmes fans and I wanted to see how they react to it), and holy shit that appearance of Erik fucking Voss blew my mind. It's unbelievable that he's been consistently doing this sort of speculative fan media rim-jobbing for so long. Goddamn, I think he even claimed there was going to be a secret 10th episode of WandaVision...

    peterbeck88peterbeck884 ngày trước
  • 22:18 that is the truest statement I've ever heard in regards to our age demographic

    Fiona DoyleFiona Doyle4 ngày trước
  • LOL did the algorithm recommend me this 'cause I've been watching so much EVA content and you used "Cruel Angel's Thesis"? Oh well, I'm here already. Ok, lay it on me (I've never watched this show haha).

    SleeperInTravelSleeperInTravel4 ngày trước

    od skrajności w skrajnośćod skrajności w skrajność4 ngày trước
  • Sherlock may have been a good character but the author sucked hard. Arthur Conan Doyle was a believer in woo... even fairies.

    Trans DragonTrans Dragon4 ngày trước
  • Also really quick. Most firearms are right handed

    Mark BransonMark Branson4 ngày trước
  • I quite liked it Sadge

    Romeu Capela saRomeu Capela sa4 ngày trước
  • And he's still doing it have you watched Dracula

    Peter MitchellPeter Mitchell4 ngày trước
  • Spock has a sister no one ever knew about; Sherlock has a sister no one ever knew about; makes perfect sense to me. Frodo's sister can't be far behind.

    Daniel FieldingDaniel Fielding4 ngày trước
    • Dr Who has a sister no one ever knew about

      Caroline ReidCaroline Reid4 giờ trước
    • Luke Skywalker had a sister he never knew about

      Alon APAlon AP2 ngày trước
  • Okay, but it's ironic that you mentioned Study in Scarlet as *good* writing, then dunked on later seasons of Sherlock for not giving the audience enough information, because Study in Scarlet is peak pre-Knox writing and essentially impossible for a reader to figure out

    Justin EberleinJustin Eberlein4 ngày trước
  • So THIS is why people don't like Season 2 of the BBCA Dirk Gently. That makes sense now.

    LinguaPhiliaxLinguaPhiliax5 ngày trước
  • Moriarty is an attempt to imitate Heath Ledger's Joker

    Generation Alpha BarnsleyGeneration Alpha Barnsley5 ngày trước
  • 58:00 reminds me so much of Grace in Pealy Blinders. She has so much potential on the first season and I was very excited for her in 2 and 3 yet she barely had any involvement. She turned into a housewife in 3 and her past of being a badass agent was just thrown and died in the most untasteful way possible. She was an agent!!!

    Audra FleurLaneAudra FleurLane5 ngày trước
  • Bohemia is currently known as the Czech Republic.

    Tom PattersonTom Patterson5 ngày trước
  • Why does the 9th doctor sound like tom scott?

    Tom PattersonTom Patterson5 ngày trước
  • Jeremy Brett was great

    a weekbacka weekback5 ngày trước
  • You keep saying Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes are the biggest pop culture icons of fiction in England. Even if you combined them, they would still be less popular than Robin Hood. Pointless over-exaggerations there, Mr. I-Know-England.

    SZ StryderSZ Stryder5 ngày trước
    • Robin Hood is not a pop culture icon, he's folklore. Different category.

      friendstastegoodfriendstastegood5 ngày trước
  • oh word yeah this show is balls *rewatches it for an 8th time*

    Olive MareeOlive Maree5 ngày trước
  • this video was a cultural reset

    theCuttlekidtheCuttlekid5 ngày trước
  • I agree the show is a huge mess, but I have to admit, Andrew Scott did a fantastic job with the character

    Jules Needs A Sleep ScheduleJules Needs A Sleep Schedule5 ngày trước
  • Im back. I've stopped questioning myslef why

    Sohaira 21Sohaira 215 ngày trước
  • I dont know why . But the evangelion opening works .

    BohhY MobileBohhY Mobile5 ngày trước
  • I do find it funny that right below the video for "Sherlock Is Garbage, And Here's Why", there's an ad to buy Sherlock Season 1 on VIworld. Automated ads have no shortage of irony.

    Peter CrainePeter Craine5 ngày trước
  • I still enjoyed it 😊

    Jack HoldenJack Holden5 ngày trước
  • Years later, I still don’t get the joke about Henry Jekyll dying a virgin P.S. I actually remembered that I had a friend who used to swear that season four was the absolute best of the entire show, and if that’s not telling, I don’t know what is

    SharkRazor_ ØSharkRazor_ Ø5 ngày trước
  • Moffat is a fat see you en tee and this is reflected in his writing

    The Prime Minister of AustraliaThe Prime Minister of Australia5 ngày trước
  • I watched the fourth season at four in the morning high af on painkillers after an operation a couple of years ago. For the longest time I thought it was so weird and nonsensical because my tripping brain just made it that way. But no. Turns out it was just weird and bad. I tried to return to the fist season because I thought "Well the fourth season was bad, but the rest is still good, right?" Nope. The spell is broken. It's completely unwatchable. This video was actually very validating, thanks HBomb!

    PeaceLoveHeavyMetalPeaceLoveHeavyMetal6 ngày trước
  • The Evangelion montage is genius

    Gerald JacobsGerald Jacobs6 ngày trước
  • i make up for my years of being a sherlock stan in middle/high school by repeatedly coming back to this masterpiece of a video. cant leave the vibes unchecked for too long

    EvelynEvelyn6 ngày trước
  • I think the final nail in the coffin of British Culture Moffat can drive in is to produce a show called "Shake Spire" where recognizable Shakespeare characters are prisoners in a giant island prison spire a la Azkaban, and they all come together during a prison riot and take over the island and then the show becomes like a mix of Lord of the Flies and Pirates of the Caribbean because some of the prisoners will become rum-smuggling pirates. Romeo will be a transvestite woman who works for Juliet who is a drug dealer. Juliet needs to fake her own death to get out of dealing with mafia kingpin Hamlet so she creates a drug that Romeo then ODs on when he believes Juliet actually killed herself but he was in love with her too because she was the only one who treated him like a man.

    JulianimeIsAmazingJulianimeIsAmazing6 ngày trước
  • Tbh, most of your points about why the Sherlock series sucks is just making me think about why that Hercule Poirot series with David Suchet was great. Funny little man with his funny little mustache solves a new case every episode, and then he explains it all to me at the end in a long monologue. I fuckin loved that series, I remember spending a whole summer in middle school just binging it. Also the intro/credit sequence is probably my favorite of any show, it’s so weird I love it.

    Em ClaireEm Claire6 ngày trước
  • As soon as you complained about matt smiths epic speech in his first episode that gave me chills I knew this wasn't for me.

    William DohertyWilliam Doherty6 ngày trước
  • 1:23:15 Looks like Hbomb with one of those old person snapchat filters right?

    Emma RognlienEmma Rognlien6 ngày trước
  • Why does Dr Who need to be a woman Harris? Is that sarcasm?

    chance2413chance24136 ngày trước
  • yuru yuri is my favourite sherlock holmes' adaptation

    DreamPrinnySquadDreamPrinnySquad6 ngày trước
  • you can't diss CBC children's classic Shirley Homes

    Nik907Nik9076 ngày trước
  • People missed a point. The main twist is, Holmes got a time stone. 😂

    COMPLEX stuffCOMPLEX stuff6 ngày trước
  • I am SO glad someone else finally said what I've been trying to tell people about Moffat for years. The man. Has a massive. EGO. My parents and I tried to figure out why Doctor Who, Matt Smith onwards, was so... Not good. And it dawned on me a couple of years ago that it's because Moffat was doing two things: 1) Writing for a character far more intelligent than him, and solving everything with a quick, jargon-filled ramble he hoped no one was paying tooo much attention to, and 2) He suddenly cast the Doctor as this superhero being, as opposed to an intelligent being with a sense of right and love of exploration/knowledge. The two combined meant there was NO jeopardy (everything would be solved by a speech and the sonic screwdriver. Prove me wrong), and the Doctor was no longer a grounded character, but this "zaney", OTT person that was essentially shaking keys at toddlers: the adult edition. And then he got his own show and did the EXACT same fucking thing with Sherlock Holmes. Thank Christ for Mark Gatiss, s'all I'm saying - you can just tell who wrote which parts of that series. And the only common thread I can think of is Moffat's ego. He thinks he's some genius writer, and that the more convaluted/"myserious" (Mary's background, Eurus Holmes, all of the Matt Smith/Peter Capaldi companions) something is, the better it is. No. No that's not what makes a good story. And even if it WAS, you need to be more intelligent than the characters/plots you're writing, or you won't be able to see the logical plot route/train of thought they'd make, and instead you create impossible links through [insert jargon] seemingly without explanation, and leave your audiences confused and dissatisfied. Sound familiar?

    Olivia McDonaghOlivia McDonagh6 ngày trước
  • Does anybody know where I can find the shorter version of the original pilot that he talks about?

    JędrzejJędrzej7 ngày trước
  • Probably the best mastery episode would be the one that adapts Hounds of Baskerville. It literary yanks all the characters out of the established setting and the overarching story to help the wear-wolf from Being Human. And I don't really remember right now but I don't think there is any reference to Moriarty either. Does anybody know where I can find the shorter version of the original pilot that he talks about? Also if Moffat didn't write David Tennant's series, who did?

    JędrzejJędrzej7 ngày trước
  • You have no idea what on earth your talking about

    MwgzMwgz7 ngày trước
    • Elaborate. Also, *you’re

      DAISHORYUJIN 95DAISHORYUJIN 954 ngày trước
    • Why do you think so?

      SarangSarang6 ngày trước
  • А 2 hour video to talk about how a 4 seasons mini-series was bad?! Are you sure you really hate it so much? And whatever your arguments are, it's not that bad as far as tv-shows go. Of course it's poppy and shallow at times, but since you like House MD, -- you don't seem to mind that.

    dAvrilthebeardAvrilthebear7 ngày trước
    • It's one of the biggest pop culture shit on England bro, it's kind of a big deal, even because so many people like it

      Breno Nagahata :DBreno Nagahata :D2 ngày trước
    • @dAvrilthebear ok?

      Jack WardJack Ward5 ngày trước
    • @Jack Ward okay)

      dAvrilthebeardAvrilthebear5 ngày trước
    • @dAvrilthebear he never said he didn’t care about the show... he clearly did and he cared about the mistakes it made.

      Jack WardJack Ward5 ngày trước
    • @Jack Ward Well, it must've taken the author of this review at least three days to research the material, record and edit 2 hours of video -- to say how little he cared about the show. A bit of an overreaction) The girl in the movie ended up marrying the guy, of course.))

      dAvrilthebeardAvrilthebear5 ngày trước
  • I'm making a dumb, pointless observation here, but I like how he says while discussing the Sherlock pilot that any piece of art might be improved by taking out 10-15% and criticizes the final version as having added in a bunch of fiddle faddle setting up future villains instead of telling a self-contained story. Anyway, I wonder what his take on the Snyder Cut might be...hmmmmm

    David FrankDavid Frank7 ngày trước
  • you're opinion is valid and I hate you for it

    TN GentleManTN GentleMan7 ngày trước
  • Got here from that Tom Scott video. What a rabbithole your channel is. Goodbye weekend..

    CelanisCelanis7 ngày trước
  • Well, I still like it 😂 season 4 really is trash and over the top, but I really enjoyed the first two seasons

    lb 20lb 207 ngày trước
  • Moffat balls lmao

    SarangSarang7 ngày trước
  • I honestly enjoy Sherlock (apart from season 4) but its cool to see another opinion on it

    thechaoticpunkthechaoticpunk7 ngày trước
  • You should enjoy Andrew Vachss' crime novels (als! no films until now): There criminal as well as investigative strategies, conventional and less conventional, are described quite in detail.

    Thomas KnorraThomas Knorra7 ngày trước
  • I always liked Elementary more than Sherlock. I never knew why but this video helps me.

    tgwnntgwnn7 ngày trước
  • The man is determined to make Britain and it's culture even more bland and worse.

    MeMe8 ngày trước