19 January 2014

Sherlock

Or as we all know it as the show where Zarah first fell in love with Benedict Cumberbatch.


The beautifully shot Sherlock is a conundrum. What do you classify something that runs for 90 mins but has seasons?
A mini-movie franchise? A great thing for an addict?
Well, all that nomenclature aside, it is a fantastic piece of television that you must get addicted to as soon as possible.
We see a modern day version of the man and tales that were created oh, so long ago, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 
Even though, when I read the books, I was a die hard fan of Watson, but both Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch have made sure that I converted to the right side of the team.
Sherlock is a brilliantly made show, with very strong story lines and great acting. The score is one of things that really draws you into the show. The direction has a lot to offer, with great scenes that help tell the story.
There is a dark and ominous feel to the entire show, but even a sun-could-shine-brighter person like me can appreciate that quality of the show. It is made with such precision that when you think about it, makes sense why they don't take out episodes fast enough.  
Martin Freeman takes a break from being a tiny man with hairy feet, and impresses us deeply with being a calculating ex-military man who makes sure that we can love him as soon as possible. 
Benedict Cumberbatch does an extremely great portrayal of a man with Asperger's Syndrome, who is an absolutely lovable character.
It's filled with intelligent humor and the ceaseless witty banter between the two stars makes me sure that this is the tv show that you had better being obsessed over.  
If you read the books and liked them, watch the tv show. If you saw the movies, and loved them, watch the tv show. If you love crime dramas, watch the tv show. 

The Good: Season 2, episode 1 is the best thing I have ever seen on television. 
The Bad: There are only 9 episodes. That is only 810 minutes worth of sheer brilliance.  

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