Sherlock Holmes (British TV Series)
“Sherlock Holmes” is an exceptionally entertaining take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective tales of Sherlock Holmes. It sets Sherlock Holmes in the 21st century and allows him to solve crimes with the tools and technology of this generation. The show is based in modern England with familiarities of the books. Sherlock still lives at 221B Baker Street, but the famous hat and pipe are not part of his well-known image. The show still makes references to his traditional images by photographs taken by the press. He uses texting, computers, GPS, science, psychological disorders that were not yet in Sir Arthurs time, and logics to solve the crimes of this century. John Watson even keeps a blog and Sherlock is trying to quit smoking.
The actors, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Martin Freeman (Watson) may not be that well known to the audience in the States, but in due time they will be. This is truly an exceptional show.
Many have taken Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character and created their own versions of him. Sherlock Holmes is a great movie series that I am sure we haven’t seen the end of yet. House is an example of how the characteristics of Sherlock were shifted and twisted to entertain a new generation and a new genre of solving a mystery. Medical mysteries are just as fascinating as criminal mysteries.
“Sherlock Holmes” now goes into the vault of great favorites. But perhaps I have a bias; I did read Sherlock Holmes at twelve and enjoy every version of the high functioning intelligent sociopath.
I could be wrong, but that is just my thought process.