Series count – 3
Stars – 4 and 1/2
It begins when a retired army doctor John H Watson finds a new roommate, Sherlock Holmes, who calls himself only Consultant Detective in the world, to help police when they hit a dead-end in any case. The post is invented by himself and he pretty much enjoys uniqueness and heroism that comes with it.
The first time when Watson meets Sherlock, he realizes (and so do we) that Sherlock can tell our past, present and future in just one look . He captures all our useful details in that one look while making us feel unnoticed. Watson is perplexed with this skill of Sherlock and equally galvanized by his case solving technique. Watson himself being an Army Doctor and having witnessed many violent wars, is not suitable to have normal, civilian lifestyle. Although he is quite social and has shown to have different girlfriends in different seasons unlike Sherlock. He enjoys being with Sherlock and is the one who can deal with his jibes, insults, show off and know all attitude without being offended. In many situations, it is this Doctor friend who has saved life of our protagonist.
The series goes on where the duo continues to solve cases either privately or they help the police. It continues to show how the friendship between them strengthens so much so that they are willing to cost their lives for each other. It has other important characters as well like Mrs Hudson, their house owner, Sherlock’s elder brother Mycroft who is as intelligent and as psychopath as Sherlock except that he works for government and make sure that Sherlock is available whenever required in solving high level, intensive cases in turn keeping a brotherly eye on him. Then there is Molly, who works with Sherlock in his lab and has a crush on him(and it is not secret!).
The drama is based in present era. So the crimes are performed using latest technology and so – Sherlock and his doctor friend Watson make use of this same technology to find the criminal. This helps us to connect with the drama immediately.
The script is very well written, casting is perfect and music is in the sync. They all together are successful in giving a dramatic and thrilling effect keeping us glued to the screen, and the fact that we don’t want to miss any clue makes us more serious about the whole thing.
I will just conclude by saying that their cannot be a better Sherlock than Benedict Cumberbatch, so don’t miss it 🙂