Enjoying The BBC Adaptation of Sherlock

In the past I have enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes character that was originally created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I have read stories, seen films, and even watched some TV shows. When I happened upon the BBC version titled Sherlock while browsing through Netflix, I selected the TV show and settled down to watch.

BBC One - Sherlock
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The series has drawn me in and I look forward to watching an episode every evening. The BBC adaptation is true to the original stories even though the events are set in the modern age.; the acting is slick and well done. I enjoy the way Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Sherlock: the portrayal is just as I imagine this character to be – abrasive, aloof, intelligent, and yet with a hint of emotion. And Dr Watson? Played to perfection.

I have now reached the final season and will be sad to complete it. How I wish the show could have been longer!

Have you watch the BBC adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes character?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2020

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20 thoughts on “Enjoying The BBC Adaptation of Sherlock

    1. I think that happens more often than we think – the egos of the actors tend to get in the way sometimes I think. But, as you say, all we need is the magic on screen – and that was well delivered in my opinion. That may be part of the reason, though, that the show stopped after season 4.

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      1. This happened: Benedict stunned fans by labelling Martin “pathetic” for moaning about the attention he receives from their hit show’s hardcore following.

        For many in the showbiz world, the very public barb has finally lifted the lid on one of its most toxic feuds — a simmering row that now threatens the return of cult prime-time show Sherlock.

        Benedict’s jibe followed an interview given by Martin in which he appeared to blame Sherlock’s obsessive fans for the lack of a fifth series of the BBC1 ratings winner. Martin huffed: “Being in that show, it is a mini-Beatles thing. People’s expectations, some of it’s not fun anymore. It’s not a thing to be enjoyed, it’s a thing of: ‘You better f***ing do this, otherwise you’re a c***.’ That’s not fun anymore.”

        Benedict hit back in an interview at the weekend, blasting: “I’m very grateful for the support, but that’s about it.

        “It takes on its own thing. But that happens with every franchise or entity like this.

        “It’s pretty pathetic if that’s all it takes to let you not want to take a grip of your reality. What, because of expectations? I don’t necessarily agree with that.”

        Sadly, this got a lot of attention and took away from just how GREAt the show is!

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  1. I watch very little television but remember thinking that this would make a good watch, Colline. At the moment my husband is watching a rather bloodthirsty drama about King Alfred and the Danes, entitled The Last Kingdom. The lead actor is very charismatic but I retreat into my laptop during most of it. 🙂 🙂 Have a lovely day tomorrow!

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    1. I watched the first season of that show – which I did enjoy as I am an historical fiction fan. I haven’t watched the second season though. Sherlock is definitely a show you can watch together with your husband. 🙂

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  2. We’ve seen all the episodes so far and enjoyed them, although they’re what I call the Sesame Street production: everything loud, fast, and in short bursts. 🙂 But lots of things are that way now, the exception being most BBC productions.

    All those books in the header photo are what caught my eye. I have boxes and boxes of books in the garage since we just moved and many of them may have to stay there. But I’ve been making copious use of the e-checkout from the library and reading on either my Kindle or Kindle app on iPad. What a blessing at a time when all the libraries are closed!!

    Stay well!

    janet

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    1. The last few episodes were definitely like that. I think because the filmmakers wanted to show Sherlock’s increased use of chemical substances. I am now curious to know whether the director of the show changed because the atmosphere of the first two seasons is different to the last two.

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