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Sherlock: The Complete First Season
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 8, 2013
I found it to be psycologically tense in parts, not suitable for sensitive children or young adults. It held myu attention.
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on June 26, 2012
As a long time Sherlock Holmes fan, I'm always a little sceptical about screen versions. I was pleasantly surprised by this incarnation of the brit detective and his sidekick. Clever writing and great acting seamlessly bring the 18th century stories into the present day. Very entertaining. Sherlock is spot on. I just wish there were more!
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on April 18, 2013
This was a new product and was delivered in prompt manner. I was very satisfied with both the item and the service. The series itself is excellent! One of the best things produced by BBC in my opinion: clever, true to the original spirit of the Conan Doyle stories.
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on November 30, 2012
The new Sherlock set in modern times echoes the spirit of the original in surprising and satisfying ways. If the scene where Holmes and Watson first meet doesn't convince you (available via Utube), then this series may not be for you. But I dare you.
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on January 3, 2015
It arrived super quick...but I did not realize it was PAL. My mistake for not checking. I thought because it was advertised as a BBC DVD that it would work like other movies I have.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Sherlock holmes in the 21th century...What a novel idea..His personality is unchanged from the novels,and he uses the technology of the present age to help in his career of consulting detective.Conan Doyle would be pleased with this interpretation of his Holmes character,he is still resourceful,brilliant and possesses the same ability to see things that the ordinary person would miss.Deduction is still a proven science..Casting is superb..with Cumberbatch and Freeman starring as the leads.A novel update with good plots and smart dialogue.A must for ALL Sherlock fans,even the purists out there...
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on January 11, 2013
This is a successful attempt to drop Sherlock into modern day. Stylistically unique the movies twist and turn with the narrative. Fresh , brave , and entertaining.
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on January 10, 2014
Great Show! Only negative would be that theres only 3 episodes. (2hour episodes) Definitely worth watching. Would recommend this show.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 27, 2011
Two of Doctor Who's writers Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss have turned their incredible talents to the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in a new drama/action series for the BBC. Divided into three ninety minute episodes of Sherlock so you can really get your teeth stuck in. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. A perfect pairing and supberb casting.

Sherlock also stars Rupert Graves as Detective Inspector Lestrade and Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson, the long-suffering landlady. Molly Hooper is played by Louise Brealey and Sargeant Sally Donovan by Vinette Robinson.

It is a remarkable feet to take a beloved and well known character like this and bring him into modern times. It works. Sherlock's keen powers of deduction and overwhelming arrogance and vulnerability are still abundant. There some wonderful moments of Guy Ritchie style flash backs to show how things were deduced for us lay people and great humour. One of the delights of this modernisation is that Watson no longer writes a diary but a blog much to the chagrin of Holmes.

This was an excellent programme making Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock win over new younger audiences and enjoy using their minds and powers of deduction. I look forward to more episodes. Bravo

The game's Afoot
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 25, 2011
This series, like Stephen Moffat's Jekyll, places a classic 19th century character in the contemporary 21st century. And like that other excellent BBC series, SHERLOCK manages to refresh one of the english-speaking world's most beloved - and most over-exposed characters. Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes is characterized precisely the way Conan Doyle's character behaves - methodical, analytical, socially awkward, occasionally downright rude, easily distracted, arrogant. And we get to see how a modern day society reacts to such a character. Holmes is presented as bit of a social pariah at best - and at worst, an outright sociopath, who doesn't care at all about the victims of the crimes he's solving - but rather, views the whole thing as an intellectual exercise, a puzzle for his otherwise-unstimulated brain.

The banter between Holmes and Watson is very engaging - both leads are very good. The mysteries are suitably baffling (and well adapted from pre-existing ACD plots - right down to Watson meeting Holmes while he's in the middle of beating cadavers so he can study the bruises that form!) The one weak spot I found was the decidedly unthreatening Moriarty. I would have picked someone with a bit more menace to play Holmes' arch-nemesis.
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