BBC launched a new version of Sherlock Holmes tonight simply called Sherlock. Taking place in the 21st century London, it takes bits and pieces of all the popular dramas on television today and places them together with the legacy and timeless characters of Holmes and Watson.
The 90 minute premiere was a blast to watch. Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes is brilliant and Martin Freeman as injured Afghanistan war vet grounds the show. While it is odd to watch a 90 minute television show, it was paced quite well. Shot very much like Law & Order here in the States, it does have a certain level of nerd factor as seen with the display of text messages on screen. It is quite charming.
I am excited for the next episodes, but sad that they are only planning three 90 minute episodes for the entire season. I’d be one to track down when Sherlock will air on your local PBS station.