They even have a Wikihow page with 11 steps to correctly be a fan. Series 4 received the show's worst reviews from fans and critics, and yet most "Sherlock" episodes were still ratings juggernauts and favorably received. "Sherlock became the animal that it became immediately".
Noting that The Office was a "slow burn" with fans, Freeman argued that Sherlock "was frankly notably high quality from the outset", adding that it's quite hard to maintain that standard.
Martin Freeman has revealed how the overwhelming reception to Sherlock has made the show "not fun anymore" to create. "That's not fun anymore" he said. It's not a thing to be enjoyed, it's a thing of: "'You better f-ing do this, otherwise, you're a c-.' That's not fun anymore", said the actor who plays Dr John Watson on the show.
Speaking to the Telegraph when asked whether series five talks were underway, Martin said: 'Not massively.
No announcement on a fifth season of Sherlock has come from BBC as of yet.
"I think after series four (it) felt like a pause. I think we felt we'd done it for a bit now", Freeman explained in a new interview with The Telegraph. "And part of it, speaking for myself is (due to) the reception of it", he said.
He explained that the fact that Sherlock started at a high rating right off the bat, it was hard to maintain that.
Freeman admitted that he is not too thrilled about the expectations that some demanding "Sherlock" fans put on them.
In an interview, the John Watson actor revealed that the show's huge success has taken a toll on how succeeding episodes were done.
Freeman laughed: "There was a chunk of people who just knew it was going to end with us getting together". It might be your fault if you don't see any new episodes.