|Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman star in Sherlock|
Created by Steven Moffat & Mark Gatiss for BBC television, Sherlock is a thorough updating of the stories penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, complete with state-of-the-art forensics, ever-present smartphones, and neighbors who are all-too-knowing about the perceived relationship between the two main characters. (After all, what would anyone assume nowadays of two bachelors living together?)
While I've always been a fan of the original stories (as well as the earlier television adaptations starring Jeremy Brett), I am completely smitten with this new series.
The title character is still the cerebral superhero, able to deduce volumes of information from the tiniest clues, but he's also a fully-fleshed human being (prickly & impatient with everyone for not being able to keep up with him but also deeply vulnerable & flawed), played with manic energy by Benedict Cumberbatch. And Martin Freeman is wonderful as the loyal, resourceful Dr. Watson, a veteran of Afghanistan whose blog makes Sherlock, the "consulting detective," an internet sensation.
|The Game Is Afoot!|
(a scene from "A Study In Pink")
I've heard rumblings of another batch of Sherlock episodes coming down the pike. I can only hope they're as good as what's already come.