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Sherlock 

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (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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Series cast summary:
Benedict Cumberbatch ...  Sherlock Holmes 15 episodes, 2010-2017
Martin Freeman ...  Dr. John Watson / ... 15 episodes, 2010-2017
Una Stubbs ...  Mrs. Hudson / ... 14 episodes, 2010-2017
Rupert Graves ...  DI Lestrade / ... 14 episodes, 2010-2017
Louise Brealey ...  Molly Hooper / ... 14 episodes, 2010-2017
Mark Gatiss ...  Mycroft Holmes 12 episodes, 2010-2017
Andrew Scott ...  Jim Moriarty / ... 9 episodes, 2010-2017
Amanda Abbington ...  Mary Watson / ... 7 episodes, 2014-2017
Jonathan Aris ...  Anderson 7 episodes, 2010-2016
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Storyline

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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The world's favourite detective has emerged from the fog...this is Sherlock for a new generation. See more »


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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

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UK | USA

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English

Release Date:

24 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In Sherlock: His Last Vow (2014) Janine speaks about a small cottage in Sussex. This is in reference to the actual story "His Last Bow" where Sherlock retires in a small cottage on the Sussex downs. See more »

Quotes

Sherlock Holmes: The game is on.
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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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Perfect fit of writers to material
26 July 2010 | by the_don_vitoSee all my reviews

Once again this proves that the BBC Licence Fee is one of the finest ideas this country as ever had.

Moffat's sharp dialogue and subtle character development sit excellently alongside Gattis natural flair for the uncanny and his talent for mystery stories; so evident in his novels as well as his League of Gentlemen work.

The modernisation works artfully, showing that the challenges Holmes faced were not merely a question of his better scientific method keeping him ahead of the police. Watson benefit even more from the modern setting, the circular nature of history making his recent experiences in Afghanistan even more relevant than they can seem in the novels.

The cinematography and editing was excellent (a feature that was much improved in the recent series of Doctor Who), the display of text messages stylish and deceptively simple.

All in all this was a triumph for the BBC, and showed the benefit of their nurturing of talents such as Moffat and Gattis over the past decade.


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