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Sherlock: Series 1 [DVD] 12

£2.99

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So as a big Sherlock Holmes fan I came into this series apprehensive. A modern take? How could that work and keep to the spirit of the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? The answer is surprisingly well, brilliant in fact, though not flawless.

The casting for the most part is perfect. Benedict Cumberbatch nails the role of Sherlock, Martin Freeman as Watson is also the perfect counter point to Holme's eccentric consultant detective persona. These two as the core of the series play the most important roles but other characters such as Mycroft are equally well presented all of which impressed me greatly.

The episodes also, characters aside, give great nods to the original stories while updating them, Watson had been in the recent Afghanistan war, blogs, texts and the internet are all brought in as part of the cases to modernize it and makes for tightly told and cohesive plots.

I also really enjoyed the short season (only three episodes) but at an almost movie like length of 90 minutes. It allowed for much deeper and focused character and plot development.

So this series was feeling like it was going to be near perfect with respect given, well written stories and excellent casting but Moriarty's appearance was so badly implimented, cast and acted with him being hugely in Sherlock's face rather than pulling strings in the background left a rather large bitter taste in my mouth at the last minute. It was such a huge disappointment to what had blown away all my expectations up until then. He was the only miscast character but one that is so important.

I still liked the show despite that one flaw though, it's clever and well acted.
Box good
Disc Good

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Actors:
Benedict Cumberbatch (Actor), Martin Freeman (Actor),
Classification:
12
Condition:
Used
Director(s):
Paul McGuigan (Director)
Display format:
16:9
Genre:
Cult movies & TV
Region:
2

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So as a big Sherlock Holmes fan I came into this series apprehensive. A modern take? How could that work and keep to the spirit of the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? The answer is surprisingly well, brilliant in fact, though not flawless.

The casting for the most part is perfect. Benedict Cumberbatch nails the role of Sherlock, Martin Freeman as Watson is also the perfect counter point to Holme's eccentric consultant detective persona. These two as the core of the series play the most important roles but other characters such as Mycroft are equally well presented all of which impressed me greatly.

The episodes also, characters aside, give great nods to the original stories while updating them, Watson had been in the recent Afghanistan war, blogs, texts and the internet are all brought in as part of the cases to modernize it and makes for tightly told and cohesive plots.

I also really enjoyed the short season (only three episodes) but at an almost movie like length of 90 minutes. It allowed for much deeper and focused character and plot development.

So this series was feeling like it was going to be near perfect with respect given, well written stories and excellent casting but Moriarty's appearance was so badly implimented, cast and acted with him being hugely in Sherlock's face rather than pulling strings in the background left a rather large bitter taste in my mouth at the last minute. It was such a huge disappointment to what had blown away all my expectations up until then. He was the only miscast character but one that is so important.

I still liked the show despite that one flaw though, it's clever and well acted.
Box good
Disc Good

Actors:
Benedict Cumberbatch (Actor), Martin Freeman (Actor),
Classification:
12
Condition:
Used
Director(s):
Paul McGuigan (Director)
Display format:
16:9
Genre:
Cult movies & TV
Region:
2

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