I am in love with Sherlock Holmes.
No, not the Robert Downey Jnr./Jude Law offering (although they are fun movies). I am talking about the BBC modern-day adaptation starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonment; War Horse; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy “fame”… is to play Smaug the Dragon in The Hobbit movies and has just been announced as the bad guy in the newest Star Trek) as the highly intelligent, sagacious but vexatious detective and Martin Freeman (Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy; will be playing Bilbo in The Hobbit) as his long-suffering partner Dr. Watson.
There have so far been two three-episode series – the final episode of the second series has just aired – and all have been absolutely fantastic. I cannot recommend this series enough. Witty, clever, funny, entertaining, yet with seriousness, plot twists and some incredibly poignant moments, topped off by some of the best acting I’ve seen – it really does have it all. I’d also add “quick and sharp” to the list, as the story lines kept your attention (and you guessing) right to the last.
Clever is definitely the right word for this series. Brought into the modern-day, it still retains all of the elements that made Sir. Conan-Doyle’s Sherlock such a good character, and the books so popular. Steven Moffat and co. have done a wonderful job and I only hope that with the two main actors having all these new opportunities they will come back and revisit Sherlock soon!
If you can, I seriously suggest you check the series out!
As a slight (girlish) aside, I find Benedict Cumberbatch strangely attractive. I think it’s the eyes…