At 11/7/10 10:57 PM, BlackmarketKraig wrote:
Sherlock / Modern Translations of Classics
I think it works, but I am a lifelong fan of Sherlock Holmes and may be biased.
... I thought it would be the other way round?
I'm a big fan of Sherlock Holmes, but to me it's something quintessentially Victorian, and shouldn't be put into modern times.
Benedict Cumberbatch is great as Sherlock, but Martin Freeman is playing a "Martin Freeman character" rather than Dr. Watson. I've only seen the first two episodes, which always start off great, but the plots suddenly lose control and slide into stupid at the finale.
I always have this problem with mock Sherlock Holme's writing where they give him a super-power of observation, and some of the stuff he's deduced are totally unbelievable. I remember at the start of the third one where he's going on about what the's worked out from these trainers he's found ... and I spent the next morning thinking how stupid some of his points were.
... but for all I can fault it for, the series is good entertainment for Sundays, and is much, much better than that awful piece of gob-shite that is the Guy Ritchie movie.