It’s elementary my dear Watson

Last night we were treated to 90 minutes of TV perfection: Perfect script writing, perfect casting, perfect acting, perfect shooting, perfect editing. I am of course, talking about ‘Sherlock’. Delighted to be given such a treat, but also devastated that it will be at least a year before we are treated to any more. Back to the brain-dead ‘choice’ of TV programmes involving so-called celebrities doing pointless things, or ‘talent’ shows that don’t seem to encourage talent that can’t be immediately exploited for a fast buck. For me, Sherlock is the best thing on TV by far: Intelligent, entertaining, and just a little different to everything else. It’s also proved to be a ratings winner for the BBC. But why does it tick so many boxes? Well, for a start, it’s based on some timeless classics written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; stories that have stood the test of time, and appealed to generation after generation. Secondly, it has been adapted and re-written by two amazing people, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, who have respected the original stories but made them fit today’s society. Thirdly, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are great actors who play their roles of Sherlock and … Continue reading It’s elementary my dear Watson