Wednesday 15 February 2012

"Elementary, my dear Watson!"

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This image is now framed and hanging on the wall at, the legendary, Speedy's Cafe. Check it out, Sherlockians!

I recently fell head over heels for the BBC's "Sherlock", Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have crafted a brilliant version of Conan Doyle's mercurial sleuth. It demands so much of it's viewers and, in return, delivers both visceral and intellectual thrills aplenty. It's little wonder that each series consists of only 3 episodes, they're so densely plotted. Based on the Conan Doyle stories, but expanded, updated and infused with credibility to burn.

It's, not so secret, weapon is the ineffable Benedict Cumberbatch; his intense, haughty intelligence practically crackles from the screen. You cannot tear your gaze from him as the support characters marionette around him expertly. Cumberbatch is clearly having the time of his life, it's undoubtedly the performance he would've given had Moffat been courageous enough to give him "Doctor Who". Martin Freeman gives sensitive and capable support as Watson, learning the lessons of Ritchie's "Holmes" by making him more than just a sidekick.

To those of you yet to discover it, I urge you to go out and connect will not be disappointed.

Excelsior Out!

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