Here's what transpired:
1. I learn of the existence of a BBC show called Sherlock.
2. I hear good things about the BBC show called Sherlock and make a mental note that it could serve well for viewing when our regular teevee shows are in reruns or hiatuses (should that be 'hiati'? Look that up, self....).
3. In January all our shows go to hiatus or in reruns, so we need something to watch.
4. I say, "Hey dear, there's a show I heard of called Sherlock. It's apparently Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, simply moved into the modern day. I hear it's really good. Wanna try it?" She says sure, so off we go.
5. I notice that the first episode is 90 minutes, roughly.
6. I discover that the second episode is also 90 minutes. Wow, BBC shows must be really long! And there are two entire seasons to watch! This ought to take a while.
7. I learn that each of those two seasons has exactly three episodes, and that having watched three episodes, we are halfway through the existing series.
8. I react accordingly, below the fold.