It's no mystery- Sherlockians are an extremely dedicated bunch. People outside the fandom might be puzzled, but we know what we're about. From intricately detailed cosplays, to intensely thought-out meta criticism, you can feel their passion even if you've never experienced it yourself. At this point, we don't need a reason. But if you ever feel the need to explain yourself, here are just a few of the reasons we love Sherlock:
We will never get enough sass. Whether it's John complaining about Sherlock's late rescue, or Sherlock losing his patience with everyone around him, the BBC has been serving some solid sass every single episode.
The Bro... Romance?
Whether you're team Johnlock or team platonic, we're all in this together, because Sherlock and John are the centerpiece of the show. Their snark, their brilliance, their seemingly impossibly happy companionship drives the show.
Even if you hated the show (how could you?!), the design is fantastic. Sherlock has influenced the way we depict smartphones on film. The cinematography during John and Mary's wedding was beyond stunning. The entire experience is beautiful from start to finish.
We all suffered and rejoiced together. We anticipated Red Pants Monday. We lived through the hiatus. We sobbed about Alone on the Water for days and then made sure all of our friends read it, too. We're a wack, weird group, and it's truly been an honor to wait with you all.
The Purple Shirt
Who else still has feelings about this shirt? Dear Sherlock costume design team: thank you, thank you, thank you for putting Benedict Cumberbatch in this shirt. It is very important, and we will be forever grateful.
Obviously this isn't an exhaustive list. I wouldn't be surprised if I missed your favorite thing about Sherlock. Tell me about it!