Really enjoyed this series. Seems there's no more. Wish there was.
Excellent modern adaptation of Sherlock Holmes with many similarities to Doctor Who thanks to Steven Moffat. The first episode is more brilliant than the next two episodes, probably due to the majority of this one being written by Moffat. Unfortunately, Moffat continues to introduce the sexual references, which appear much more commonly in his dialogue than they ever appear in reality. While sex is a great part of life, there is much more to life than sex, and very few people talk about their sexual preferences in initial conversations. Despite this, the overall plot and execution are excellent, and the emotional dynamics are intriguing.
Oh my golly gosh goodness gracious! What a wonderful modern version of the familiar ole Sherlock tales. Brilliant casting and film making. Can understand why the BBC picked this one up and asked for 90 minute movie length episodes. Absolutely must watch. Funny too!
Sherlock is tall, blue-eyed, slightly deranged and hugely charismatic. His flatmate and assistant Dr Watson is a damaged Afghanistan war survivor with lots of common-sense and mild paranoia that everyone thinks they are gay. They use smart phones and the text messages run across the screen. This is uber-modern Sherlock Holmes and Watson keeps a blog. The kind of series you want to go on forever. I couldn't even get up to make a cup of tea!
For those who love the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this modernised series gives a new spin on the old stories. The ascerbic wit is there, with the ruthlessly analytical mind and poor social skills. Sherlock is different from the original, but still easily recognisable as the Sherlock Holmes of old. Well worth watching.
Absolutely brilliant. The idea is really clever - bring Sherlock Holmes into the 21st century and let him loose on modern society, with modern technology at his disposal. Benedict Cumberbatch is perfectly cast as Sherlock and after seeing him in the role, it is hard of anyone else who could have pulled this off so well. Sherlock is a flawed character - both genius and lacking in social skills. He describes himself as a 'sociopath'. I would describe it as a 'schizoid' personality disorder (prefers to be alone, as he cannot handle people and social scenes). The series follows the original tales very closely but in the 21st century setting. So, as an example, if the 'Criterion Hotel' was mentioned in an original story, they will film a scene outside this very Hotel, so that fans of the original stories can pick up on the many tiny details. Again, very cleverly done. One of the 'Dr Who' writers created the series. Highly recommended.
Gripping stuff. Loved every minute! Can't wait for the next disc!
Brilliant writing and performances in this very clever update of Sherlock Holmes. If you are a fan of Dr. Who, give this series a try (Steven Moffat is a writer on Dr. Who as well as the co-creator of Sherlock).
"I'm not a psychopath, I am a high-functioning sociopath. Get it right." Sherlock, season one, episode one
I absolutely love this modern day version of Sherlock (Holmes). Diaglogue really good, fast paced enough to keep you interesting and guessing what the next clue will take you to. Just love the main character he is really suited for the part, asolutely believable. Cant wait for the next series to start.
Loved this version of Sherlock. The two main actors make for a great combination.
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Excellent, different and attention-holding series. Recommend
I really enjoyed this series, Benedict Cumberbatch makes a very watchable Sherlock and Martin Freeman is terrific as his world-weary foil, Dr Watson. Even the landlady, played by Una Stubbs is a delight. Highly recommended.
Sherlock is a good watch. If you are a Sherlock Homes fan you should like this one.
Good for all the family nothing that the kids should not see or hear.
A fun contemporary take on Sherlock Holmes. Fast paced with clever dialogue, I can't wait for Series 2.
A sharp, fast paced adaption set in modern London. Lots of clues and events all at once. A good, firm stylized production. If anything the actors underplay their roles
but that might be their britishness.
Love this series..a modern day twist on the hero Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.
Both character roles are played perfectly and true to form, cannot wait to see these two again!
Best new show of the year by at least a city block......
Steven Moffat (Coupling, Press Gang, Jekyll and all the best episodes of the new Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen) got together to make this one.
It is very, very good. Sometimes updates to a modern setting are dire but this is sublime. If you missed it when it was on Channel 9, then don't worry.. get the DVD.