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SHERLOCK: My New Obsession 25 January 2012

Posted by Admin in Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock (BBC), Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle).

I now have a new obsession – BBC’s Sherlock. It’s one of the smartest shows I’ve seen in a long time, and I was smiling nearly the whole time I watched the first episode. I can’t really explain what it is about this show that I love so much – after all, I’m usually a bit of a purist whenever it comes to adapting my favorite books to movies or shows. In theory, I should have hated this completely – this is a Sherlock Holmes in the 21st century, this is a Sherlock Holmes that sends texts instead of telegrams, and rides cabs instead of hansoms. The story of A Study in Pink is only very, very loosely based on A Study in Scarlet. But what can I say? This is just… genius. Perhaps it is because while watching the show, I really get the feeling that the writers and creators have such respect and reverence for the original Sherlock Holmes stories written by the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The stories may be different, but these are the characters that fans have always known and loved. Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes, and Martin Freeman is John Watson.

The only thing I hate about this show is that each series only has 3 episodes, and we don’t know yet when the next series will be out. I hope it comes out really, really soon. Till then, I’ll be re-watching the past 6 episodes again and again.


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