January 6, 2012

CLASSIC BEFORE IT'S BEEN SHOWN?:

Sherlock, episode two, BBC One, preview (Terry Ramsey, 06 Jan 2012, The Telegraph)

Last week's opening episode of this new series showed the romantic side of Sherlock, as he encountered the marvellous Irene Adler (Lara Pulver). This Sunday we see him take on a very different adversary - the famous Hound of the Baskervilles. (You have to hand it to series creators Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss, they are not afraid to tangle with the classic stories.) [...]

In an inspired piece of modernisation, the story is no longer centred around a rambling gothic country house, but an ultra-secret military research base where all sorts of bizarre research and animal experimentation appear to be taking place.

As usual, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are excellent as Holmes and Watson, the script is sharp and witty and the updating is clever, while remaining true to the original. A modern classic.

Posted by at January 6, 2012 4:30 PM
  

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