Created By: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and una Stubbs
This is one of the greatest re-creations of Sherlock Holmes ever!!!
This series is produced by the BBC and it’s sometimes hard to get your hands on the new episodes here in America. But the search or purchase of the new episodes is well worth it. This show is amazing! It revamps the old Sherlock Holmes of the 1880s and places them in current day London. Cell phone, emails, and laptops are an intimate part of this young Sherlock’s life and it fits his character as if it was always meant to be there. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Sherlock and is outstanding as the pompous English detective.
Martin Freeman, well known for the British original series ‘the office’, plays Watson, a veteran of the Iraq war needing adventure in his life. An amazing transformation for Freeman takes place as he becomes heavily involved in Sherlock’s exciting and wild life.
The classic chemistry between these two characters in very much maintained by this modern version. Its exhilarating to watch these two bicker and complain at one another. But their relationship is very much co-dependent and each is fascinated and charmed by the other. This makes for wonderful Television watching.
By Far the best part of this series is that run time. Each episode runs for about 90 minutes. That’s the length of a modern film. So each story gets a full in-depth process and conclusion. The story and character arches are incredibly multifaceted and play out just like a film would.
Top 5!!! This is absolutely one you must see!!! Rent it! Buy it! Borrow it! See it!