Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sherlock

I've been a big Sherlock Holmes fan ever since I was a kid. I've read all the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories and many, many of the pastiches that have been written over the years. I've seen dozens and dozens of movies and TV shows, including all the Basil Rathbone and (my favorite) Jeremy Brett movies. So when I heard the BBC had aired a new version set in the modern day I was, to say the least, skeptical. It turns out, Sherlock is pretty brilliant. It's funny, exciting, smart, and just plain fun. Here's my take on the two stars: Martin Freeman (Tim from the British Office) as Watson and the remarkably named Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes. BTW, if you haven't seen the show yet, I highly recommend it.

4 comments:

Jopseph Doughty's Blog said...

Great picture Mark, I love it. And I'm also a big fan of Sherlock Holmes.

Eric Merced said...

While I will admit to never having watched this show, I love this piece.

Izabella said...

Interesting pic :)

And yes, the new "Sherlock" show is good.

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BIFCO said...

A very good reboot of sherlock a shame that we didn't see the season 2 yet!