A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
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Series cast summary:
Benedict Cumberbatch ...  Sherlock Holmes 14 episodes, 2010-2017
Martin Freeman ...  Dr. John Watson 14 episodes, 2010-2017
Una Stubbs ...  Mrs. Hudson 14 episodes, 2010-2017
Rupert Graves ...  DI Lestrade / ... 13 episodes, 2010-2017
Louise Brealey ...  Molly Hooper / ... 13 episodes, 2010-2017
Mark Gatiss ...  Mycroft Holmes 10 episodes, 2010-2017
Andrew Scott ...  Jim Moriarty / ... 8 episodes, 2010-2017
Amanda Abbington ...  Mary Watson / ... 7 episodes, 2014-2017
Jonathan Aris ...  Anderson 6 episodes, 2010-2016
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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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During the hiatus between the first and second series, Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch were both cast in Peter Jackson's films The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). This time Freeman took the lead as Bilbo, and Cumberbatch provided the motion-capture and voice for Smaug the Dragon and The Necromancer. See more »

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Mrs. Hudson: I'm not your housekeeper.
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Crazy Credits

In the American (PBS Masterpiece Mystery) broadcasts of this series, certain letters in the closing titles are highlighted red. These letters spell out a word that somehow relates to the episode. These highlighted letters don't occur in the closing credits of the original airings of the series (on BBC) though. See more »

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Nailed it!!
27 July 2010 | by beresfordjdSee all my reviews

To my surprise they absolutely nailed it. Cumberbatch is a fantastic choice for Sherlock Holmes-he is physically right (he fits the traditional reading of the character) and he is a damn good actor. Martin Freeman, about whom I wasn't sure at first, is an excellent foil for Holmes without being the dumb sidekick that Dr Watson has often been. I thought that this series would not work, particularly after Robert Downey's interesting take on Conan Doyle's characterisation. I have been proved so wrong-it moved along at a good pace and held the attention brilliantly. My wife started by saying she didn't like it but by the end of the episode she was as enthralled as I. We are both looking forward to the rest of the series, if it is as entertaining as the first story. I was disappointed to read some reviews here that did not love it. Methinks they are too jaded to enjoy anything.


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