TV: Sherlock

The modernized rendition of the old classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes is back for a second season on BBC. The series is created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss who also write for Doctor Who. It runs in 90 minute episodes, had three episodes in season one, and is now back for another three episodes. The first aired on new year’s day, the second one aired last night and a third one is scheduled for next Sunday.

This contemporary rendition of Sherlock Holmes stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock and Martin Freeman as Doctor Watson. Cumberbatch does an excellent role as Sherlock Holmes. Holmes in this series is a man with too much running through his mind and very little concern for the little things in every day life – or for other people for that matter. Watson is almost the only person that tolerates him at all.

In the first episode of season two, A Scandal in Belgravia, we meet a woman, Irene Adler played by Lara Pulver, who is almost as smart as Sherlock Holmes. She loves to play games with other people. In fact, it is what she does for a living. In a brilliant game of cat and mouse they play each other and even make a personal connection of admiration and respect. Does Sherlock almost fall in love there?

The trailer for the first episode of season two.

This is perhaps one of the best versions of Sherlock Holmes to have been made. Much preferable to the latest film which came out in 2009. I was rather disappointed with that one. In any case, enjoy the TV series, it’s brilliant!

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