Sherlock: Series one: Blu ray review
Sherlock Series One
Released by BBC and Roadshow
Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century?
Robert Downey Jr already do that on film last year?
Well, he did - but to be honest, he never reached the heights of this
brilliant 3 parter from the team who helped with the reinvention of Dr Who,
Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as
Holmes and a BAFTA award winning Martin Freeman as Watson, this is compelling
viewing from the get go as it takes Holmes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's books
and updates him to the 21st century crime world of London.
This Holmes though is somewhat of a sociopath; he consults with
Scotland Yard as a hobby because he has little else in life to keep him
intellectually involved; so when Watson, a former army doctor ends up meeting
Holmes, the pair become allies - albeit unlikely ones as they investigate a
clutch of cases in London.
Over the course of
three 90 minute stories, this modern day new version shines through - even
though the second story isn't as compelling as those either side of it. And it's
the writing, the clever visual touches and the brilliance of the main duo which
make it so spinechillingly good.
highlight though is the third tale which introduces Holmes' nemesis and ends on
a cliffhanger that you're screaming at the screen when the credits come up.
Clever, smart and confoundingly enjoyable, this is a
Sherlock to love - and thank goodness more is on the way.
Extras: Commentary from creators, unaired pilot and a making of - a