SHERLOCK: My New Obsession

I now have a new obsession – BBC’s Sherlock. It’s one of the smartest shows I’ve seen in a long time, and I was smiling nearly the whole time I watched the first episode.

I can’t really explain what it is about this show that I love so much – after all, I’m usually a bit of a purist whenever it comes to adapting my favorite books to movies or shows. In theory, I should have hated this completely – this is a Sherlock Holmes in the 21st century, this is a Sherlock Holmes that sends texts instead of telegrams, and rides cabs instead of hansoms. The story of A Study in Pink is only very, very loosely based on A Study in Scarlet. But what can I say? This is just… genius. Perhaps it is because while watching the show, I really get the feeling that the writers and creators have such respect and reverence for the original Sherlock Holmes stories written by the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The stories may be different, but these are the characters that fans have always known and loved. Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes, and Martin Freeman is John Watson.

The only thing I hate about this show is that each series only has 3 episodes, and we don’t know yet when the next series will be out. I hope it comes out really, really soon. Till then, I’ll be re-watching the past episodes again and again.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Lily says:

    Omagosh you like Sherlock too?? ^^
    Nice to see that even purists like Sherlock(I’ve only read one novel and two short stories of sherlock holmes)

    1. Ash says:

      page the same hea.. but i ve not gt the series 3 copy yet.. as i have no tv at my hostel i ll ve to download thm.. so cn u plz tll me whr i cn gt that??

  2. filmshouter says:

    I know I was equally surprised at how much I loved this. It’s my favourite show on TV and I posted a review on it today so thought I’d check out what other people have said! But like you said it is amazing how they have successfully brought Sherlock into the modern day

    1. Admin says:

      I read your review and agree on most of your points, except for Martin Freeman as John Watson. I thought he was brilliant. 🙂

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