4 - I am still confounded by the showrunners' decision to submit an episode this weak as the show's sophomore entry, as it just made it seem like they were out of ideas two episodes in. I have to admit that this did make the third episode a spectacular surprise, but I'd trade all of that for a little consistency, which is something this series never had.
i wonder why this episode viewed as racist. true, it is not as smart as A Study in Pink but it still delightful to watch. love the stunts, the chinese antiquity, the premise.i prefer of course the BBC version as the austrian version had to be squeezed in one hour or so minutes.
I noticed that several people found this episode distasteful or lacking. Yes, compared to A Study in Pink it is not as strong, but A Study in Pink was more of a character driven episode, whereas The Blind Banker focuses more on the exotic adventure that Doyle loved so much. What isn't to love about death traps and Chinese acrobats? The absurdity works here.