Sherlock (2010– )

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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

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 Sherlock Holmes (15 episodes, 2010-2017)
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 Dr. John Watson (15 episodes, 2010-2017)
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 DI Lestrade (12 episodes, 2010-2017)
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 Mrs. Hudson (11 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Molly Hooper (11 episodes, 2010-2017)
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 Mycroft Holmes (8 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Jim Moriarty (7 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Anderson / ... (7 episodes, 2010-2015)
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In this modernized version of the Conan Doyle characters, using his detective plots, Sherlock Holmes lives in early 21st century London and acts more cocky towards Scotland Yard's detective inspector Lestrade because he's actually less confident. Doctor Watson is now a fairly young veteran of the Afghan war, less adoring and more active. Written by KGF Vissers

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Sunday nights have suddenly become interesting again
26 July 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've been a Sherlock Holmes' fan for what feels like forever, and, like others, was concerned that this modern version would be a disaster.

I needn't have worried. It was a terrific, fast-paced, edge-of-the-seat adventure. Benedict Cumberbatch (what a name!) brings a dark edginess to Holmes that gives the whole piece a delightful 'gothic' feel, while Martin Freeman - if the first episode is anything to go by - will make a perfect foil as Watson. Casting is so important and this combination feels just right.

I'll always have a soft spot for Basil Rathbone's Holmes, and, on the small screen at least, I can't see anyone displacing Jeremy Brett as the definitive 'Victorian' sleuth. But maybe, just maybe, the writers have created a Sherlock for the modern age who will stand the test of time and join a handful of other portrayals in the Pantheon of the greats.

Moffat's pedigree as a comedy writer has added a new layer to the Holmes' scenario, and though there were several in-jokes in the first episode that only Holmes' aficionados would appreciate, there was enough general humour to lighten what might otherwise have been a dark canvas.

Of course, I shouldn't have had any doubts. Steven Moffat is, after all, the man who rescued Dr Who from the self-indulgent, soap-opera obsessed, poorly scripted, moribund years of Russell T Davies and turned it back into a fun-packed joy to watch. He's done the same with 'Sherlock'.

The man is a genius. I can't wait for the next instalment.


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