Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sherlock (2010)

About a quarter of a century ago, the BBC produced the best in-period, true to the text adaptation of the Conan Doyle stories ever done, the version starring Jeremy Brett.  Loathe to compete with themselves and lose, they are currently doing Sherlock Holmes as a contemporary piece:  Dr. Watson is back after being wounded in Afghanistan (!) and is rooming with this arrogant young snot who claims to be the world's only consulting detective. The setting and the modern characters made me rethink the originals.  It works, though a bit unevenly.  I just finished watching episode 3, The Great Game, where everything came together.  I gasped!

Image:  Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes.

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