starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman
4 stars - recommend
Goodness, Sherlock Holmes is everywhere recently. I did enjoy both of the movies starring Robert Downey Jr. (such a delightful actor). I hear there is a show called Elementary on CBS as well. I'm not going to subject myself to that particular series. Come on, Lucy Liu as Dr. "Joan" Watson? That's an abomination! Knowing how American television can spoil any premise, I am sure that by season 3, Holmes will have jumped Watson's bones. Ish!
But oh the BBC series! Pure joy!
I heard about this series on the radio and did pause. Phhht! How can you bring Sherlock Holmes into the 21st century? But they did! And they did it with style.
The updated stories hold true to the original themes and characters and modern technology is unobtrusive.
At first, Benedict Cumberbatch took some getting used to, but by the end of the first season... oh yummy.
His Homes is curiously androgynous, totally self absorbed, unknowingly funny, and, of course, devastatingly brilliant!
The second season ends with The Reichenbach Fall. Holmes's evil nemesis, Moriarty, is just so bad, so nasty and he is out to get Sherlock once and for all. Of course there MUST be a season three, right? But how? I went online to find discussion forums that offered several explanations of how Sherlock survived and, yes, thank goodness, some of them were quite plausible. Oh, I can hardly wait.