Sherlock: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray]
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Sherlock: Season One (BBC/BD)
In the wake of Guy Ritchie's reimagining, the BBC puts its own stamp on Arthur Conan Doyle's sleuth--and sets him in a London filled with cell phones and laptops. In the pilot, director Paul McGuigan (a keen visual stylist) introduces Sherlock Holmes (Atonement's Benedict Cumberbatch) as a "high-functioning sociopath" and Dr. John Watson (The Office's Martin Freeman) as an army veteran with posttraumatic stress disorder. Through a mutual friend, the two become flatmates at 221B Baker Street (Una Stubbs plays their landlady). Holmes, who consults with Scotland Yard inspector Lestrade (Rupert Graves) on his trickier cases, drafts Watson to assist him.
In "Study in Pink," four people commit suicide by poison. When Holmes sets out to establish a link, he falls right into the culprit's clutches. Other cases concern a smuggling operation ("The Blind Banker") and a mad bomber ("The Great Game"). Though he doesn't make a formal entrance until episode 3, Sherlock's archenemy, Moriarty (Andrew Scott), has a hand in each mystery, while the detective's brother, Mycroft (cocreator Mark Gatiss), first appears when he tries to hire Watson as a spy, an offer the good doctor refuses. Through his job at a medical office, Watson also meets Sarah (Zoe Telford), who becomes his girlfriend.
Part of the fun of Jeremy Brett's Holmes (and Agatha Christie's Poirot) came from the period details, so this update takes a little getting used to--as does the occasional mumbled line--but Cumberbatch and Freeman share an enjoyable Odd Couple rapport, marked by flashes of deadpan wit, which compensates for the absence of deerstalker caps (Holmes favors scarves) and journals (Watson maintains a website). Extras include commentary on the finale, the original pilot, and a featurette, in which cocreator Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) notes that Cumberbatch was his only choice for the title role. --Kathleen C. Fennessy --This text refers to the DVD edition.See all Product Description
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Great music, directing, and scripts, too!
Wonderful entertainment. I wish there was a forth season!
Well, wonder no more! What is perhaps our most favorite and popular "consulting detective" is now working in present day London. A modernized Sherlock in BBC's latest adaptation does not disappoint; it fact is leaves you wanting more. Sherlock Holmes is here, and is unstoppable!
I am definitely buying season 2!
Now, imagine that this Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson come not from the mind of a literary-minded physician but of the fevered brains of two of Britain's reigning television writers, Steven Moffat (of the re-booted "Doctor Who") and Mark Gatiss (actor, screenwriter, and novelist). Both men are fans of the original Sherlock Holmes stories, and it shows in how they write their re-imagined Holmes and Watson. For this Sherlock is an original himself; he is the only consulting detective, ever. He has no precedent, no antecedent. He simply is.
Now cast the inimitable Martin Freeman ("The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy", "The Hobbit") as the steady John Watson, Holmes's only friend and his rock. And cast the spectacular Benedict Cumberbatch ("Atonement," "War Horse") as Sherlock Holmes, the brilliant yet socially awkward (he describes himself as "a high-functioning sociopath") detective. What you have is something that is at once familiar and utterly original.
One of the things I liked about the episodes is the way Moffat and Gatiss worked elements from the original stories into the teleplays. I'm a Sherlock Holmes buff, and I've read Conan Doyle's stories dozens of times over the years. You don't need to know the originals at all, however, to enjoy "Sherlock." Cumberbatch and Freeman have excellent chemistry on the screen; you believe they are Holmes and Watson and that they are friends. Once you've seen them together, you'll have trouble imagining Holmes and Watson any other way.
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Since 2010, the quality of scripted television has often surpassed that of films. Sherlock is a prime example of this. Everything about this BBC production is top notch. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jennifer
I really enjoyed this season. I was skeptical about it at first, and was disappointed with how many episodes there are per season, but the story and the acting shone through and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Minerva
Season 2 and 3 are on my wish list.
3 episodes per season is TOO FEW $
My favorite of all three seasons, maybe because I had NO idea what "Sherlock" was about when I started. Thought it would be in Victorian England or something. Read morePublished 7 months ago by I. Hardy
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