Inspired by the writings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes has been a character that has intrigued the public as well as those behind films and television series. I cannot think of any outfit more suited to bring this character to television than Masterpiece Theatre and the BBC. The cinematography is better than average as is the acting from the entire cast, but especially the two leads. Whenever he is onscreen, Benedict Cumberbatch is a treat to watch and this is a character tailor made for him.
Sherlock (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) is back in his native country of England. He is living with his partner in crime solving and friend Dr. Watson (played by Martin Freeman). Working as a consultant for Scotland Yards keeps Sherlock Holmes quite busy.
As it is set in the 21st century the modern twist on the legendary characters has breathed new life into the franchise. It is not a simple task to adapt such an iconic character without pissing fans off. They have done a great job modernizing it without losing its essence – the focus on the mysteries, Sherlock’s rapier sharp mind and the relationship between Sherlock and Dr. Watson. Some say that it is too zany and all over the place at times but they do show restraint at the right times.
Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman really are wonderful in their characters. The two really have a knack for delivering this witty dialogue. The stories move quickly and there is some humour to lighten things. You’ll continue to be wowed by Sherlock’s powers of observation and deduction.