Critical reception was extremely positive, with many reviews commending the quality of the writing, performances and direction. Sherlock has been nominated for numerous awards including: BAFTAs, Emmys and Golden Globe, and winning several awards across a variety of categories. Sherlock has been sold to over 200 territories.
Irene Adler(Adler's wedding which Holmes attended pictured, illustrated in The Strand Magazine in 1891), also known as the woman, is a fictional character in the Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Adler is introduced as the protagonist in "A Scandal in Bohemia". In her fictional chronology, she is an opera singer who performs contralto; she is from New Jersey. Adler becomes romantically involved with the King of Bohemia. Some years later, the King goes to Holmes and asks him to retrieve a compromising photograph, but Holmes has one of his career's rare failures. There is speculation about who Adler was based on, and although some believe that Lillie Langtry, the "Jersey Lily", is the model, it has also been speculated that Lola Montez, a lover of Ludwig I of Bavaria, who influenced his politics, and Ludmilla Stubel, the lover and wife of Archduke Johann Salvator of Austria, have both been suggested. Although Adler only has a major appearance in one short story, she is regarded as one of the most important characters in the Sherlock Holmes series. In derivative works, she is often used as a romantic interest, often for Holmes.
... that although "A Scandal in Belgravia", the first episode of the second series of Sherlock, was well-received by reviewers, the BBC got complaints for showing its nude scene too early in the evening?