Hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
My musing this week is ... a ramble!
I'm a bit behind the times in my TV viewing (I blame it on the books) but I finally got around to watching the first couple of episodes of BBC TVs Sherlock and thoroughly enjoyed myself.
An engaging mix of old and new, Sherlock combines familiar tropes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic stories with innovative and original elements that allow the show to merge seamlessly into the world of 21st century television viewing.
Benedict Cumberbatch does a stand up job portraying the moody, self-absorbed and socially obtuse Holmes with Martin Freeman as his intrepid and endlessly patient sidekick, Dr. John Watson. The dynamic between the duo leads to some truly excellent laugh-out-loud moments.
The mysteries in each episode are modern adaptations of the tried and true Holmes plots with the inclusion of cutting edge forensics, mobile phones and texting instead of telegrams, websites and blogs rather than journals and letters, and nicotine patches in lieu of Holmes's ever present pipe.
In sum, Sherlock is a fun way to spend an hour and a half in the evening and I look forward to watching more episodes. Season three is scheduled to premiere this fall.