Sherlock (2010–2017)

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.


9.1/10
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Creators:

Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat

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26 July 2010 | the_don_vito
9
| Perfect fit of writers to material
Once again this proves that the BBC Licence Fee is one of the finest ideas this country as ever had.

Moffat's sharp dialogue and subtle character development sit excellently alongside Gattis natural flair for the uncanny and his talent for mystery stories; so evident in his novels as well as his League of Gentlemen work.

The modernisation works artfully, showing that the challenges Holmes faced were not merely a question of his better scientific method keeping him ahead of the police. Watson benefit even more from the modern setting, the circular nature of history making his recent experiences in Afghanistan even more relevant than they can seem in the novels.

The cinematography and editing was excellent (a feature that was much improved in the recent series of Doctor Who), the display of text messages stylish and deceptively simple.

All in all this was a triumph for the BBC, and showed the benefit of their nurturing of talents such as Moffat and Gattis over the past decade.

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