We’ve all heard of super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, the dynamic duo shaking up the investigative world since their creation by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1890. Holmes is known for his outstanding observation skills, being able to uncover the truth from the smallest of details.
The tale is an old one, and has been revamped and packaged throughout the ages–in movies, fan-fiction, and television series. Most of these spin-offs kept the Victorian setting of the original story. But what would happen if Sherlock and John were placed in the modern world?
In 2010, BBC wanted to find out. Writers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat (of Doctor Who) set to work on their new series, Sherlock, to see what the story would look like in the 21st century.
Sherlock is a bit unorthodox in that each season contains only 3 episodes, though each lasts about an hour and half. Honestly, they come across more as movies that a television program–the cinematography is top notch, the actors known from a variety of films, the story line full of twists and turns. Since the episodes take so much to make, every new season–three so far, along with a Christmas special–comes about two years apart.
This is my absolute favorite show; each time a new episode premiers, my friends and I get together to see how the latest cliffhanger will be resolved. It’s an intense plot that will appeal to those who enjoy fast-pasted as well as character-driven stories. I haven’t met anyone who hasn’t liked it yet.
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