Sherlock Holmes has been one of my favorite characters since I first read the book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle many years ago. Brilliantly written, the book was captivating. I was in my early teens and vividly remember not being able to put the book down. It was exciting and engaging, with great plot developments and amazing suspense. The characters of Sherlock Holmes, a brilliant and odd private detective, and Dr. Watson, his friend and colleague, were vividly written and captured my young imagination. I loved the book and every single story in it.

Many years passed from those days, and I have seen numerous interpretations of the book on the screen. I enjoyed most of them, as I never stopped loving the original stories and characters. All of those on-screen visualizations were portraying the stories in their original settings, in London, in the 19th century England, as they were written by Sir A. Conan Doyle.

One day I was visiting friends, and while the TV was on, I heard the familiar name, Sherlock. Not being aware of the new BBC series, I was curious. It was a complete surprise mixed with pleasure to finally see a successful, in my view, attempt to revive the story and to bring the characters into the 21st century. That episode was truly a treat for me. Beautifully filmed, the series has an incredible cast who brilliantly recreated the Sherlock story anew. Excellent script is matched by great acting and direction, while every single frame of the film is beautifully and meticulously art-directed. It is done so to the point where those frames can easily be used in fashion magazine spreads. Surprisingly, that dominating art direction feels organic and natural.

Finally the Sherlock adventures were recreated anew, and I am so pleased with the outcome. This excellent British TV drama series offers a very fresh take on the famous book. It tells the stories in modern language, both spoken and visual, making it current and relevant for the younger audience, while leaving no regrets for the crowed of mature admirers of the original. The creators managed to add a lot of new elements to the source and its adventures. From high tech gadgets to modern subject matters, the new Sherlock story holds its own, while masterfully overlaying its dynamic beat with the original spirit of the characters and of their actions.

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  • Piper950 Jan 23, 2014 @ 11:11 am
    I agree . Love the new show can't wait until the next series.
  • Jan 22, 2014 @ 12:17 pm
    I've wondered about this series. Loved the books. Thanks for the great review!
  • tok2gman Jan 22, 2014 @ 1:41 pm
    Thank you!
  • leahjsongs Jan 20, 2014 @ 11:35 pm
    I was so excited when this show came on, and also Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu in "Elementary." Two creative incarnations of a classic.
  • ghettofrog Jan 20, 2014 @ 4:56 pm
    I love this show, takes long time between season though.
  • trevorjb1406 Jan 20, 2014 @ 5:39 am
    Although I like the series, it is a little far fetched in places. Nice lens!
  • kimmilai Jan 19, 2014 @ 4:31 pm
    Love this series!
  • Papier Jan 19, 2014 @ 1:50 pm
    This is a stunning series even for those who weren't acquainted with the stories.
  • tok2gman Jan 19, 2014 @ 11:09 pm
    I absolutely agree! Thanks.
  • jennabee25 Jan 19, 2014 @ 1:01 pm
    I am so excited for the US premier tonight!
  • Upon-Request Jan 19, 2014 @ 11:50 am
    Congrats. I've seen Season 1 & 2 and really enjoyed.
  • tok2gman Jan 19, 2014 @ 12:29 pm
    Thanks. It is a very cool interpretation of the original. Cheers!
  • partybuzz Jan 19, 2014 @ 11:03 am
    I Love Sherlock Holmes! Congratulations on Review of the Day!
  • tok2gman Jan 19, 2014 @ 11:32 am
    Thank you!
  • hobsdv1975 Jan 19, 2014 @ 10:22 am
    Latest season is the best by far.
  • tok2gman Jan 19, 2014 @ 10:23 am
  • tonyleather Jan 19, 2014 @ 10:07 am
    Not at all impressed with this modern-day take on what should be classic fiction!
  • tok2gman Jan 19, 2014 @ 10:22 am
    Not at all impressed with this comment, but thanks anyway.
  • Jaybreeze Jan 19, 2014 @ 9:05 am
    I'm also a huge fan of BBC Sherlock! Have you by any chance watched Elementary? It's another modern interpretation of Sherlock Holmes.
  • tok2gman Jan 19, 2014 @ 10:17 am
    Have not seen that one. Will have to check it out. Curious now. Thanks.
  • glowchick Jan 19, 2014 @ 8:52 am
    I agree with your review, this is one of my favorite BBC shows, I can't wait for the new season!
  • tok2gman Jan 19, 2014 @ 10:18 am
    That makes two of us. Cheers!
  • Moviles-Baratos Jan 19, 2014 @ 7:54 am
    i likle the the season ,awsome
  • tok2gman Jan 19, 2014 @ 10:19 am
    Awesome it is!
  • Susan52 Jan 18, 2014 @ 5:25 pm
    I haven't seen this series. Now I want to - loved the review!
  • tok2gman Jan 18, 2014 @ 7:36 pm
    Thanks for your kind comment. I thoroughly enjoyed Sherlock and will recommend it to anyone who loves the book or criminal drama genre. Do give it a try.

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