Monday, May 28, 2012

Sherlock

TV Show:  Sherlock (both seasons 1 and 2 - because I'm behind, okay?)
Like/Don't Like:  So much to love!

I never reviewed this after the first season but I finally got around the watching the last episode of the second season and I am still heartily in love with the whole thing that I felt like I needed to share it with the world.  Although, let's be honest here, you've already seen it right?  Right?! So you know what I'm talking about.  It's AWESOME!  With a side of Holy Cow!

Aren't you so excited that they got it right?  Sure, the Robert Downey Jr. movies are highly entertaining, but they're not really Sherlock Holmes.  He's just a really beefed up smart guy (listen, I'm not complaining.  I'm just speaking the truth.)  But this is Sherlock Holmes. Even as a 21st century Sherlock, it's dead on.  It has captured his genius and arrogance and condescension and his itty bitty slip of humanity. I love how they have taken his most famous stories - A Study in Scarlett, The Hound of the Baskervilles, etc. - and gave them a modern twist.  The stories move quickly and nothing is wasted, just like the books.

Benedict Cumberbatch has that other-worldly look about him, which makes him a great Sherlock because we all know he's an alien.  And Martin Freeman has always been the perfect rumpled but stalwart friend - just right for Watson.  They made Moriarty sufficiently creepy.  Maybe too creepy. Can he be too creepy?  And bonus, Rupert Graves is Lestrange.  He has aged into quite the silver fox from his days as the floppy-haired Freddie Honeychurch in A Room With A View.

I just saw that there will be a season 3.  Let's rejoice!

(Note:  season one is streaming on Netflix and you can catch season two on pbs.org.  It's worth it.  Also, have something or someone to hold onto because it gets a little tense.)

3 comments:

Rach said...

We are huge fans of this show. I love the modern twist. I never did read the books, so I'm going to trust you're right about all that. All I know is that I have loved Benedict since I saw Starter for 10 and Martin since The Office UK. And thanks for letting us know about season 2 on pbs.org. We haven't seen season 2 yet, and I was just lamenting to Tim how stinking long it takes to get stuff onto Netflix.

Brooke Taylor said...

The first time I watched The Reichenbach Fall, it was online in the school library. A former roommate was on the same floor, and she was kind enough to hold my hand and have no clue what was going on and no audio.

Cynde said...

So much to love about Sherlock.