Friday, July 6, 2012


 It seemed like the internet wouldn't shut up about this new BBC modern day Sherlock series written by Stephen Moffat. Everyone knows the story of Sherlock Holmes, but Stephen Moffat gives his own twist on it. It's set in modern day London where a Dr. John Watson now home from the army is trying to fit in with the real world again. He happens upon an old college friend who introduces him to Sherlock after John mentions that he's looking for a place to live. From there, Watson is swept into a life of solving crime while living with a painfully brilliant sociopath.

I can't express how much I love this series. Sherlock, played by the comically Britishly name Benedict Cumberbatch, is wonderfully done. This isn't the loveably eccentric Sherlock as portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. This is a character that has no idea how to deal with or act in social interactions. He's rude, offensive, thinks that everyone but him is an idiot, and that anything not related to a murder case is boring. John Watson, played by Martin Freeman, acts sorta as Sherlock's interpreter, trying to patch up rude comments from Sherlock. It's easy to say that Watson is the closest thing Sherlock has to a friend, despite all their rough patches. Their relationship makes this show addicting to watch, seeing them interact and be friends despite how different they are.

If you haven't watched this show yet, I highly suggest it. Sherlock is a great story that has been redone over and over, some have been good and some have been mediocre. This is just one more to add to the good list.

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