Sherlock Holmes has moved into the modern world with computers and cell phones. With companion Dr. John Watson back from the Afghan War, the two search for mysteries and aid police despite personal peril.
Benedict Cumberbatch (Holmes), Martin Freeman (Watson), Una Stubbs (Mrs. Hudson), Rupert Graves (Lestrade), Loo Brealey (Molly), Andrew Scott (Moriarty), Mark Gatiss (Mycroft Holmes).
This 3 episode BBC series was short lived but quite entertaining. The updating of Arthur Conan Doyle’s was fairly well done bringing Holmes and Watson into the modern world while keeping the eccentric behavior that made them both so interesting. The three episodes were each well contained delivering an entire story without requiring viewing of the entire series. The presentation of Moriarty in the last episode was a nice close to the series, leaving us wanting more.
Acting was decent if not a bit dry at times. Cumberbatch made an interesting Holmes and gave a realistic presentation. Freeman was a nice choice for Watson and brought some badly needed warmth to the series. The remainder of the supporting cast delivered solidly with Scott being a very amusing Moriarty.
Camera work was good with nice use of overlays and fast cuts to explain more complex situations. Sets and backgrounds were nicely done with a solid feel. Effects were primarily physical and also fairly well done. Dialogue was good and brought nice body to the show. Sound and soundtrack were well done.
Overall Sherlock was a decent series that seemed to be starting to build some energy. It is disappointing there were only 3 episodes in the first season but a nice job was done of making us interested in the next season.
With some mild violence this should be fine for teens and above.
Sherlock is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 4 out of 5
copyright ©2012 Dave Riedel
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