Chris' Corner: imho - Sherlock Holmes - like you never have seen him!

imho - Sherlock Holmes - like you never have seen him!

I have been a faithful fan of Scotland Yard's most famous sleuth, Sherlock Holmes for as long as I can remember. I have read the literary works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and watched many documentaries and numerous iterations of the famous violin playing (and I use the term "playing" loosely ;-) detective, Dr Watson and his interactions with Inspector Lestrade and Sherlock's arch nemisis Dr. Moriarty.

I will watch Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce in the black and white "Hounds of the Baskervilles" whenever it is on television.

This said, I was absolutely taken with a little heralded updated 21st century version of this classic tale produced by BBC and starring Benedict Cumberpatch and Martin Freeman... Benedict plays an edgy, conflicted and sociopathic version of the character Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created in this stylized 21st century remake of the classic and Martin Freeman plays a much more captivating Dr. Watson, though not on par with the brilliant Sherlock, is much more complex and involved rather than just the passive sidekick the character is portrayed as in most versions of this tale.

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imho, this brilliant British modern remake of a classic has become my favorite version of the classic tale and is television worth watching and will air on PBS periodically. I urge any Sherlock fans to watch this series, if you cannot wait, you can find the three episodes on DVD.


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Comment balloon 4 commentsChris Smith • July 13 2011 10:56AM

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Chris,

Thanks for the heads up on this. It looks quite good.

Brian

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) about 9 years ago

Brian, If you like Sherlock Holmes, I think you will love this interpretation.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Chris, this is an interesting twist on Sherlock Holmes, bringing him into the 21'st century. I hope the story doesn't lose too much of the flavour, I always enjoyed the dark 19th century London that they moved about in.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) about 9 years ago

Malcolm, it is not "dark" like some older versions, Sherlock is not really a likeable character in this iteration, but it is smart and edgy, catch it if you can, I would love to hear what you think of it!

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

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