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Following on from last week’s Doctor Who info-graphic, we’re back with 18 humorous observations that can help you decide whether or not your Sherlock obsession has gone too far…

Sherlockians are used to long waits, but eight long months since “The Reichenbach Fall” toyed with our emotions back in January. Series 3 still feels as far away as ever. Last week, co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss revealed three words that would be crucial to the great detective’s third outing. They were rat, wedding and bow. These revelations sent shock waves of surprise and speculation through the fandom (you can read our speculation and analysis here), but in the cold light of day we’re still at least one year away from another batch of three cases – and essentially none the wiser.

Keep your chins up though! Hypable is here to quell your Sherlock woes and help you remember what it is you love about the show. We hope you’ll find our observations humorous, fan-centric and in some cases accurate (though we’re not expecting many of you to have arch-enemies, as in the words of John Watson, “there are no arch-enemies in real life”). If you have anything else to add to the list, please share it with the rest of us in the comments because we’d love to hear from you!

Before this introduction becomes longer than one of Sherlock’s deductions, here it is!


Sherlock resumes filming early in 2013, with a broadcast date being eyed for later that year (co-composer David G. Arnold recently revealed he would be scoring the series next summer). Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will both return for the three episodes, penned by Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and Steve Thompson.

How many items could you check off our list? Which numbers were your favourites?

How big of a ‘Sherlock’ fan are you?

  • rdh014

    Well number 18 is the most true out of all of those.

  • Cari

    19. You carry a cool little slide-out magnifying glass with you at all times.

  • http://twitter.com/Snapescape Laura Cain

    19. Johnlock

    • molly


      • http://twitter.com/Snapescape Laura Cain

        I’m not saying I believe in it! It’s just all over tumblr.

      • thatscraaaazy


    • Moonshoes Potter

      yes omg

  • Tennis4Life

    This show will be the death of me.

  • WillowBlood

    19. You go around muttering “bored” under your breath when there’s nothing interesting to occupy you.

    • Marly

      BORED, NOW (Buffy, anyone?)

  • http://www.youtube.com/mapthestars Mapthestars

    19. You feel no one want’s to be a flat mate with you.
    20. You find near death experiences enjoyable and intellectually stimulating.
    21. You don’t have friends.
    22. You go to fancy places wearing nothing but a bed sheet.
    23. You don’t go to Wikipedia for information, you go to the homeless.
    24. A poster of the periodic table is kept up in your bedroom.
    25. You apologize when you hear an orgasmic sound, claiming it was your phone.
    26. You refuse to help people because of their abundance of grammatical errors when they speak.
    27. You wear nerdy clothes because “Brainy’s the new sexy”.

    • Moonshoes Potter


  • DrWho-HP-Glee-Fan

    Numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18….I watch and re-watch waaaaay too much of this show. But it is just so good!

  • veatherwanes

    19.) you complain about all of your little chores or obligations being mundane and boring.

    i find myself doing this alllll the time recently. whoops.

  • http://twitter.com/ambersorensen ambersorensen

    15 has actually happened to me so many times that I’ve stopped using the automatic checkout and have decided it’s worth it to wait in line for a real live cashier.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=515363907 Ashlee Guest


  • Louis Ben-Joseph

    19. JOHNLOCK feels. otp. God! Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss will be the end of me.

  • https://twitter.com/maramawhyte Marama Whyte

    This is gorgeous.

  • DoctorYes

    Such an amazing show…

  • strumchick

    Haha! hilarious! The shooting the walls made my day!

  • CursedFangirl

    Sherlock isn’t allowed to play Cluedo anymore. But we all know that it was the victim who did it!

  • Star

    #18 It’s “will.”

  • Moonshoes Potter

    18 is the most true thing i have ever read omg

  • sammylovegood

    lol I’m terrified to take taxis now! (i always mak sure that there is at least one other person in the cab with me)

  • Avery Nate

    19. You scream in terror and flee whenever you hear the song, “Stayin’ Alive”

  • johnlocked

    totally sherlocked!!

  • Adelino

    Number 14. Who doesn’t carry an A to Z? I guess some people are not in London, but is that an excuse? Why is it an excuse?

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