You may have noticed that all of the “sisters” have a slight obsession with the BBC. My only line of defense is that you can’t help but worship a channel that consistently churns out real, quality work. Sherlock is no exception.
Sherlock is a modern-day story of a detective named Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Dr. Watson (Martin Freeman). Unlike many other re-makes, this one is unique because it is truly set in modern day with modern day technologies (Sherlock Holmes loves texting!). The first series consists of 3 episodes, each 90ish minutes. Here’s what you need to know about the first episode.
Dr. Watson has just returned to London from a tour as an Army doctor in Afghanistan. He has a slight limp in his right leg (which his therapist believes is psychosomatic). While talking with a friend, he reveals that he needs a new flatmate but doesn’t think anyone would ever want to live with him. Coincidence! Someone else had said the same thing earlier in the day leading to the inevitable meeting of Sherlock and Dr. Watson.
Dr. John Watson goes to meet Sherlock (at 221b Baker Street) when Sherlock gets a text about a suspicious suicide. Watson tags along (of course!). When they arrive on the scene, Sherlock isn’t convinced that the “suicide” is entirely clear cut. Somehow, Sherlock knows everything. Here’s a little taste of what you’ll get if you start watching Sherlock.
Catch all three episodes on Netflix Instant Stream. New series starts Fall 2011.