I know that I’m late to the whole Sherlock craze but back in 2010 when the show was first aired, I had no interest in it. I didn’t think it was “my thing”, (Trust me I’m kicking myself now!). After briefly speaking to a friend about the show and him telling me “It’s some MUST WATCH TV”, it was all I could think about so as soon as I got back I searched Netflix only to find the programme had been removed. Which meant I only had one other option, I took the risk and coughed up the dough to purchase the Series 1 & 2 Blu Ray box set. As soon as it arrived I popped the first disc in and was instantly addicted! As I didn’t have any knowledge of the show I didn’t realise it was a modern take on the Sherlock Holmes story being set in present day definitely made it more enjoyable to watch. I believe the original style of Sherlock has been bled dry so a modern adaptation was perfect!
Like you all probably know the show in centred around two characters the obvious being Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his sidekick Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman). Both actors give flawless performances in each episode. I love what both actors have done with the characters, such as Sherlock being super smarmy and sarcastic its very hard for most people to put up with his “I’m always right” attitude, But Dr. Watson being an ex soldier can deal with Holmes in ways that others can’t even though there is still the odd time where he gets rather annoyed at him.
What I really like about the show is that when both of the characters enter the room of a crime scene, you don’t just see what the camera sees. You view the room as if you are Sherlock or Dr. Watson themselves. When you scan the room as watson you see the obvious things that would jump out to the normal person, but when the room is viewed a Sherlock you can in depth close ups of tiny things being out of place to scratches on a mobile phone, which he then processes in his brain and links it all together to fit into the case! Doing all this gives him a certain reputation with a few of the official police officers, mainly Sgt Sally Donovan. Who in my opinion I can’t stand. To me she just seems like the typical bully who feels threatened by the fact that someone is doing her job better than she does.
So after many years off putting it off. I was wrong Sherlock is absolutely fantastic and like a close friend told me it most definitely is some MUST WATCH TV.
I give Sherlock Series One a 9.5 out of 10