I love a good mystery. I’d even go so far to say that I’m a Sherlock Holmes nerd. I love the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories. I’ve assigned them to all three of my kids as part of their homeschooling adventures in literature. I love the Basil Rathbone movies. I love the Robert Downey, Jr. movies. But I really love the BBC/PBS series Sherlock. (Not to be confused with the American television series Elementary, which may be good, but it’s on so late that I’ve never made it through a full episode. Plus it’s not available for free streaming, so phooey.)
Oh my glory, the BBC (seen on PBS in the US) Sherlock is awesome. Great. Fantastic. Whatever superlative floats your boat, this iteration of Sherlock is it. Each episode is a theatrical production. There were three (90 minute) episodes in each of the two seasons. You can stream the episodes free with your Amazon Prime membership. In this production of Sherlock Holmes, the stories are reset in the 21st century with cars, mobile phones, and more CSI technology than you can imagine. Sherlock is an erudite, self-absorbed prat/genius; Dr. Watson is an Afghanistan war veteran with a blog. So much fun!
I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for the third season. I’d begun to worry that the series was over (nonononono!), but a simple Google search proved me wrong. The series, according to this link, will resume airing in January (or possibly March) of 2014. Whew! All is right in the Universe. I’ll keep streaming the reruns in the meantime. By the time the new season airs, I’ll be able to recite every line of every previous episode, possibly with a British accent.
- Sherlock new episode title revealed as The Empty Hearse (metro.co.uk)
- New Sherlock series three image teases wedding scene (metro.co.uk)
- Sherlock in Middle Earth? (noshtsherlock.wordpress.com)