Random Thoughts

Sherlock

Sherlock Holmes is a great man. And I think one day--if we’re very, very lucky--he might even be a good one.

EB recommended I watch Sherlock, BBC’s modern adaptation of Sherlock Holmes. I added it to my Netflix queue awhile ago and it finally came up. The first series (or season, depending on where you’re from) has 3 90-minute episodes.

The shooting style is very visually appealing and the London backdrop is beautiful! (I miss London so much!) I love the chemistry between Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock Holmes, and Martin Freeman, as Dr John Watson. Their introductory awkwardness is too cute. As the show progresses, you can see that the two are made for each other and complement each other very well. 

I love the idea of modernizing Sherlock Holmes instead of setting it back in Victorian England, as most other adaptations do. It’s easier to relate to the characters; plus, the novels were set in (Arthur Conan Doyle’s) contemporary England. In a way, this adaptation is more faithful to the original novels than the ones set during the olden times. If Sherlock existed in our time, why wouldn’t he be texting, using smartphones and surfing the Internet to solve crimes?


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