Monday, October 25, 2010

the new Sherlock


i haven't been so excited about a TV show
i think since i was a teenager
and since i was teenager too
i've been enamored & have been a big fan
of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creation
Sherlock Holmes

really, i remember being 10 or 11 years old
and having to stay home sick with a cold
feverish and head-achy, but happy 'cause i would have
the chance to read Las Aventuras de Sherlock Holmes
[i read it in Spanish] instead of going to school

he's always been at the top of the all the mysteries
books i've read, he's always been my inspiration
for science and deduction
in a way, he has spoiled every man for me
'cause i've never found somebody as intelligent
nor dark but still righteous as he is

since long, i've been in love with Sherlock Holmes

and that's why these new series, of Sherlock
re-incarnated for the 21st century, had me a little nervous
sure! i was excited to see him again, on a new actor
but also i was afraid

through the years, i've suffered disappointments
regarding the actors playing Sherlock
probably the saddest, but expected horror
was the last Hollywood version of Sherlock with
Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock, i like Robert
but i HATED the movie, so far from what Sherlock really is

one of my most admired impersonations of Sherlock
has been by Jeremy Brett, he was brilliant as the
'old' Sherlock


Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes

an even older, but great too, was Basil Rathbone
a classy old image of Sherlock


Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes

but on the 'new 21st century' Sherlock
mister Benedict Cumberbatch is definitively
a joy to watch, he distills intelligence, logic,
freakishness, and a great deal of fun,
he's even funny!
the chemistry between him and Martin Freeman
as Dr. John Watson is something spectacular too
also i loved how the really important character
of Dr. Watson recovers his place on these series
in so many he has been overshadowed by Sherlock...

the adaptation of the plots to our times
is rather intelligent too, Sherlock, so fond
of telegrams on his days, now sends text messages on the phone
the carriages have been replaced by cabs
and instead of Sherlock deducing Watson's life
by watching his pocket watch, this time he analyzes
his cellphone

i truly enjoyed the show last night
it is fast paced, clever, super-clever i must say
the acting and settings are superb &...
it was a lot of fun!
like TV is supposed to be!


Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman play Holmes & Watson

can't wait to see again
mister Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes
and Martin Freeman asDr. John Watson
if i were to meet them in person
i'd shake their hands and say thank you!

for more reviews and information visit these sites

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2010/oct/21/masterpiece-mystery-sherlock-study-pink/

http://www.ology.com/screen/sherlock-review

http://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/sherlock-a-review-of-a-study-in-pink-pbs-masterpiece-mystery/

[update]
on this link, you can find ALL the actors
who have played Sherlock Holmes
http://thenostalgialeague.yuku.com/topic/2392
Benedict Cumberbatch needs to be added to the list
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