Yeah but the phrase "No shit" still exists, and it's only a matter of time before somebody says it to Sherlock by coincidence, hence hilarity.
Incidentally, I loved the use of the deerstalker cap in 201. "The last thing I need is a public image." Perfect.
Spoilers that have bugged me:
The resolution to the season 1 cliffhanger at the beginning of season 2 felt really cheap. Why would Moriarty's phone ringing stop Sherlock from shooting the bomb? Why would Moriarty's phone ringing stop the snipers from shooting Sherlock? It would have been badass if Sherlock had shot the bomb, and it turned out to be a bluff, because Moriarty had outthought him even to that point.
My only problem with the Hound episode is that in this day and age, a dog genetically modified to be exceptionally large and aggressive doesn't seem particularly unbelievable to me. Heck, outside of the glowing eyes, you could probably just breed a dog like that without genetic modifications. I guess my point is it just struck me as odd that the "fear gas from Batman Begins" is somehow the grounded-in-reality solution and "big scary dog" is the far-fetched one, when they seem equally probable at best.
Finally, a couple things about the season 2 finale's ending bugged me. Moriarty's shooting himself didn't quite ring true to me, just because it seems like he'd want to be around to see Sherlock fail one way or the other, and even if he's crazy he could have left Sherlock stranded without offing himself. But I can kind of accept that as his ultimate move since he felt like he had won already.
From a filmmaking perspective, Sherlock's fall bugged me, just because they showed all of it, and they basically showed it from Sherlock's perspective. There's basically no way that a body-switch of any kind could have happened between the time that the very alive, very real Sherlock hung up the phone to the time that he smashed into the ground, unless the cinematography lied to us in a very specific way that I think is basically cheating. If the scene had been showed primarily from Watson's perspective, I would have accepted it unquestioning, since there we'd have the perspective of somebody being fooled by Sherlock's plan, whatever it is, but an omniscient camera shouldn't have been fooled. I feel like, as the scene was filmed, the switch could only have happened after Sherlock hit the ground, which could maybe be part of the answer. I guess we'll see.
Overall I've really been enjoying the show. I must be, to like it enough to nitpick.
"I think it's the idea that counts, not the actual method. As long as you set out to cause a horrible death through insects eating the person, you're good." - apenpaap