BBC’s Sherlock is great, modern adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s series of novels. We follow the gripping tale of the world’s only “consulting detective” Sherlock and his flatmate, the ex-military doctor John Watson as they solve mind-boggling cases.
Sherlock’s first two seasons have garnered multiple awards and nominations. It has brought home 3 BAFTA awards, Best Drama Series for the 1st season, and Best Supporting Actor each for Andrew Scott, who played Moriarty, and Martin Freeman, who plays as Watson.
The outstanding show also received 4 British Academy Television Craft Awards. The show also received multiple Emmy nomination in 2011 and 2012.
The eccentric Holmes is played to great effect by highly acclaimed actor Benedict Cumberbatch. Cumberbatch’s portrayal of Holmes is nothing short of outstanding. Holmes can be quite charming when necessary but people tend to be alienated by him because of his highly observant nature and brilliant deductive mind. I understand that it could be very unnerving for people if they can be read like a book simply by spending less than 5 minutes with the man. Some people in the police force even calls Sherlock “freak” because of his uncanny ability to deduce information.
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Standing beside Sherlock is Doctor John Watson who is trying to adjust to civilian life after returning from Afghanistan. Watson was looking for a flatmate in London and a common friend introduced him to Sherlock, and instead of being turned off, he was actually amazed at the doctor’s considerable intellect. This became the start of their partnership, as he shares his insight as a physician in the cases that Sherlock tackles, among other things.
What I also find very interesting with this adaptation of Holmes is that he is not doing his thing as a man of justice or as a do-gooder, but to continue to reaffirm his genius. I see his intellect as more of a burden since he is easily bored of things that he believes is beneath his attention.
He treats each case he tackles as a game and I feel that he relishes more in the challenge than in the actual solving of the case. I also find John Watson very interesting, since clearly Sherlock’s oddities can also get to him but I believe he also gets a rush from their adventures, although he doesn’t show it outright.
The critically acclaimed series has finished filming is third installment last September 1, and is speculated to premiere on the 1st of January, 2014. The upcoming 1st episode of the 3rd series will be based on The Adventure of the Empty House. I’m definitely Sherlocked and can’t wait to see the duo back in 221B Baker Street.