Fans of Sherlock Holmes will like SHERLOCK - a new series by BBC. It's a MODERN DAY version of the classic detective story... and it's very well done. I'm always weary about new takes on classics because we always have our preconceived notion on how things should be. This show did not disappointed.
|Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson|
I'm not just saying that because I'm a fan of Martin Freeman (of The Office UK fame). Although, watching him as Dr. Watson was a treat.
I've seen the old Sherlock Holmes TV series and it's based very closely on the books. This is far enough from the stories that although you feel like you're watching the characters, you also know you can let yourself relax and let the characters take you on a ride.
|Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes|
Steven Moffat, creator and writer of the series, says, "Conan Doyle's stories were never about frock coats and gas light; they're about brilliant detection, dreadful villains and blood-curdling crimes - and frankly, to hell with the crinoline. Other detectives have cases, Sherlock Holmes has adventures, and that's what matters."The first episode in the series is based (though loosely) on The Study in Scarlett. The episode is titled: A Study in Pink. I was wondering how they would feature Holmes drug addiction into the show but do it nicely with nicotine patches.