Monday, November 08, 2010


I love when I find show gems. This one comes in the form of PBS Masterpiece Classic a part of the PBS Masterpiece series, aired three 90 minute episodes of this stellar series on Sundays and has it available for online viewing in its entirety. 
"Sherlock" is a modern retelling of Sherlock Holmes and his faithful sidekick John Watson. One would think that bringing Sherlock into modern day would kill the effect of Holmes, the genius investigator. After all, who needs Holmes when computers and CSI do all the work. But the series uses this to its advantage and the flash of technology we see in the show is so understated and brief that we are still enamored when Holmes does his thing. And boy, does he do his thing and do it well. Benedict Cumberbatch has charisma in spades and his Sherlock is fast, superior, and fun. The final episode of the three was a great study into his mind and emotions highlighting the amazing relationship of Sherlock and Watson, played by Martin Freeman. Simply put, the extraordinary duo completely make the show and I am reminded of the better years of the re-envisioning of "Doctor Who".

"Sherlock" is slated to air new episodes in the Fall of 2011 and it will be really hard to wait that long.

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