No Sh*t Sherlock: BBC’s Modern Take on Old Classic

My first introduction to the world’s Greatest Detective was through the PBS show “Wishbone”, then through the cartoon “Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century.”  In general, I have avoided any and all movies until I watched the new ones with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.  I then stumbled on this BBC show, and was hooked within the first ten minutes, and chomping at the bit for the next one.  The wait is long between series, but well worth it.

The world’s first consulting detective existence in the modern age is perfect, with a wealth of knowledge and data at his finger tips.  The show’s biting humor and tongue in cheek wit at the expense of Sherlock’s utter lack of social awareness is endearing and amusing to the office, as is the boys’ staunch establishment of their heterosexuality, and various jokes to suggest otherwise.  Watson’s chronicles via blog gains them notoriety, but lends an anchor that might have sliped through the grasp of the writers.

Logic may rule Sherlock, but satire reigns supreme, especially in regard to the modern day.

Long live Sherlock Holmes.  May you never be bored.

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