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Wednesday, February 06, 2013


My latest DVD rental is the tv series Sherlock ...

a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson .... Sherlock depicts "consulting detective" Holmes, assisting the Metropolitan Police Service, primarily DI Greg Lestrade (Rupert Graves), in solving various crimes. Holmes is assisted by his flatmate, Dr John Watson, who has returned from military service in Afghanistan. Although the series depicts a variety of crimes and perpetrators, Holmes' conflict with his archnemesis Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott) is a recurring feature.

I'm a fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories and wrote about them here, so it was fun to see how they had modernized the characters. Watson is still a doctor and former soldier, but he writes a blog now instead of diaries of his cases with Holmes. Holmes is harder - the original would be pretty hard to duplicate well. I've just seen one episode but liked it a lot and will sign up to see the rest. Here's a clip ...


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