A blogging, texting sleuth for the 21st century…

Sunday night found me glued to the telly — I’ll say telly, because it’s a BBC production — watching the first of three episodes of Sherlock, a Masterpiece Mystery, which just aired in my neck of Canadaland. Oh, my. Not your mama’s Sherlock Holmes.


Sherlock, the self-proclaimed detective consultant. This was a brainy, broody, funny, texting Holmes for the new century. I have to confess that Benedict Cumberbatch had not come across my radar before Sunday night. What? Was I living under a rock? He has now, and I won’t be forgetting him anytime soon ever.

Then, there’s back from the Afghanistan War, suffering from post traumatic stress disorder Dr. John Watson, portrayed by Martin Freeman. Hello! Yeah. Not your mama’s Dr. Watson either.

And, Rupert Graves as DI Lestrade. No buffoon, this Lestrade.

It is fast-paced, at times dark, and purely entertaining.

Cumberbatch, Freeman, Graves — it’s like watching Sherlock Holmes with pheromones.

I’m counting the days until the next episode.

Are you a Holmes fan? Have you seen the new Sherlock? Inquiring minds — okay, me — want to know.


4 thoughts on “A blogging, texting sleuth for the 21st century…

  1. Yes, I had watched the show back in July and was totally smitten by Benedict Cumberbatch. To think I am a big Sherlock Holmes fan and believing that no one will even come close to Jeremy Brett in portraying the great detective, and here I am going head over heels for this new Sherlock. Love the modern take on not just the main man but also Dr Watson who stand as an equal to the man instead of the poor suffering and bumbling fool as often portrayed in previous incarnations. Can’t wait for season 2 to come along!


    • Hi Jenny!

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I know! I loved Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. This took me by surprise. I’m looking forward to future episodes. Can’t wait.


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