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.
A new sleuth for the 21st Century
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Did You Know?
In Conan Doyle's original stories, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson addressed each other by their last names, which was common during Victorian times. Since nowadays it is more common for people to address each other with the first name, the show has the two characters address each other as "Sherlock" and "John". See more
The game is on.
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
Referenced in Arrival