Sherlock, Season One

By rights, Sherlock (season one on DVD, $19) should have sucked.

After all, the original body of work is so rooted in a particular version of Victorian London that a modern take should have just stumbled around, dropping names and anachronisms and irritating everyone.

But somehow that's not what happened. Benedict Cumberbatch makes a fascinating and creepy modern Holmes, and Martin Freeman is possibly even more interesting as a competent present-day Watson. And the stories themselves aren't awkward re-imaginings of the ones in the canon, but entirely new mysteries that just happen to be crammed with savvy references to the originals, such as an inversion of a brief exchange between Holmes and Lestrade about the name Rachel.

We're just not sure that three episodes makes a "season", even if they are really long episodes.

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Posted on 10.10.11 at 1:23 PM

I actually bought all the episodes on Amazon when they came out. Then they finally aired on Masterpiece Mystery. If you missed them, they're definitely worth watching. Even if you're not a film noir watching anglophile like me


Posted on 10.10.11 at 1:28 PM

this show is fantastic. watched all 3 in a row. when is the 2nd season coming out???


Posted on 10.10.11 at 4:41 PM

The three episodes are also on Netflix streaming. They're pretty awesome. Also, Benedict Cumberbatch might be the most awesome over-the-top British name ever.


Posted on 10.11.11 at 10:12 AM

I am kind of obsessed with Sherlock Holmes and this is one of my favorite TV versions of the great sleuth. Each episode is like an hour-long movie and is it perfectly cast.

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