This is spot on. I’ve enjoyed the BBC episodes immensely. I can’t help but think part of that though is the 1.5 hour episodes. It give the episodes enough room to get super dramatic and give you enough time with characters to really feel connected. I mean 13 hour episodes do sort of the same thing, but there’s something about getting a near movie every week.
I’m sure you’ve noticed, just as I have, that Sherlock Holmes is a very, very popular character right now. The films with Robert Downey Jr. The popular TV show on the BBC. Even CBS is trying its hand in the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle game, having ordered a pilot for a series called Elementary- a modern-day update of the Sherlock Holmes character (there aren’t many more details about Elementary, so as of now none of us have any idea how it’ll differentiate from the modern-day Sherlock already airing on the BBC).
Holmes is everywhere. And I’d venture to say that this abundance of Holmes is a good thing.
Why, you ask?
Well, it’s simple, really. With numerous Sherlock Holmes adaptations, we get the same character portrayed in different styles, with different actors in altogether different works.
And that allows me to write this article comparing them. So, in a way, we all…
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