The BEST episodes of Sherlock season 1

Every episode of Sherlock season 1, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Sherlock season 1!

Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. John Watson solve crimes in 21st century London.

Last Updated: 5/21/2023Network:BBC One
A Study in Pink
14312 votes

#1 - A Study in Pink

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/25/2010

A war hero, invalided home from Afghanistan, meets a strange but charismatic genius who is looking for a flatmate — it is London, 2010, and Dr Watson and Sherlock Holmes are meeting for the first time. A string of impossible suicides has Scotland Yard baffled — and only one man can help.

Directors: Paul McGuigan
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Great Game
11326 votes

#2 - The Great Game

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/8/2010

A strange clue in an empty room, a blood-soaked car, a priceless Old Master, a deranged bomber. With the clock ticking, the curtain rises on a battle of wits between Sherlock, John and the shadowy stranger who seems to know all the answers...

Directors: Paul McGuigan
Writer: Mark Gatiss
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Blind Banker
12621 votes

#3 - The Blind Banker

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/1/2010

A mysterious cipher is being scrawled on the walls around London. The first person to see the cipher is dead within hours of reading it. Sherlock plunges into a world of codes and symbols, consulting with London's best graffiti artists. He soon learns that the city is in the grip a gang of international smugglers, a secret society called the Black Lotus.

Directors: Euros Lyn
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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