BBC's "Sherlock" Is A Work Of Genius!

on Monday, July 26, 2010

Last night (Sunday 25th), BBC 1 and it's audience saw the modern day verison of the London's much beloved "consulting detective", Sherlock Holmes.
The show was amazingly well done from the minute it started to the minute it finished. When watching the show, you could tell that he was written by Steven Moffat, because the way Sherlock acted, was so like Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor. Benedict Cumberbatch starred as the young Holmes. He was a cross between, The Eleventh Doctor and Robert Downey Jr's Sherlock Holmes from Guy Richie's 2009 film.
Martin "The Office" Freeman plays the modern Dr John Watson, who has just returned from Afghanistan, as he was a doctor there. Freemans Watson was much better than Jude Laws incarnation of the role in the 2009 film. Now, Cumberbatch wasn't better than Downey Jr's Sherlock, they were both equal with their crazyness and amazingness. Only Cumberbatch is younger than Downey Jr.
Anyway, now back to what the episode is about. The episode starts with the police investigating a series of mysterious deaths that turn out to be suicides. They all seem to have taken a poisonous pill, that looks like a wee bug. The police have no idea whats going on, so they turn to their unofficial consultant, Sherlock Holmes. He tells them that the suicides turn out to be murders.
Holmes is then introduced to Dr John Watson, and they immediately move into a flat together in Baker Street. After some more deaths, it turns out that the person responsible for the deaths is a London cab-driver. The cab-driver meets with Holmes and reveals to him that his victims took their own lives by playing a game of Russian Roulette with two pills. One pill is fatally poisonous and the other is safe. Watson then shoots the cab-driver. Before his death, the cab-driver reveals that Moriaty was behind the entire plan.
I really thought the episode was excellent. I'd give it 10 out of 10. I can't wait for this Sunday's episode, titled, "The Blind Banker".