Whilst in the UK, I recently saw the first in a 3 part show, Sherlock, produced by the BBC. It is a contemporary update of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson. Set in London and Cardiff with two pretty good writers behind the project, the show has promise.
Steven Moffat, one of the writers said, “Conan Doyle’s stories were never about frock coats and gas light, they’re about brilliant detection, dreadful villains and blood-curdling crimes — and, frankly, to hell with the crinoline. Other detectives have cases, Sherlock Holmes has adventures, and that’s what matters“. I have to agree as the old shows and films were a little slow, I will find a way to see the next two parts.
I do love a bit of Victoriana and would miss the dark, foggy London if it wasn’t for Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen — the graphic novels rather than the truly dreadful film starring Sean Connery, which was crap.