Sherlock – High functioning sociopath – Do your research
Posted by LizzyBeth
I know Sherlock Season 2 as been out for a while now, but I don’t have cable or a TV that hooks up to any stations. I have to rely on Hulu to watch my TV shows or I simply wait for them on DVD, which I did for Sherlock Season 2.
If you are a Sherlock Holmes fan and you have not seen or heard of the BBC Sherlock, than you’ve been really off your game and you should feel ashamed (well not really); but you are missing out on something amazing.
Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are the brilliant writers/creaters behind this modernization of everyone’s favorite detective. Cleverly, they have taken concepts and mannerisms of the original Holmes and asked the all important question: “What would that look like today?”
The Baker Street Regulars become the homeless network.
Holmes’s addiction to smoking is transformed to a strange addiction to nicotine patches: “It’s a three patch problem.”
“Breathing is boring”
Holmes uses technology in the most practical and effective way. Texting, messaging, video conferencing…
Even Sherlock and John’s unconventional friendship is put to the test of modern sensibilities, as how would such comradeship and loyalty be misconstrued by today’s society. John feels the weight of such scrutiny the most but it never shakes his trust or friendship.
The visual effects are catchy and the camera angles work to showcase the brilliance of Sherlock’s deductive reasoning without being obvious.
The smirk! As they both realized the absurdity of Sherlock sitting there wrapped in nothing but a sheet in Buckingham palace!
I could go on but then I’d give away details and spoil all the fun of you discovering them for yourself.
So…if you haven’t seen Sherlock…go and watch it.
And if you’d like share with us your favorite scene or character in Sherlock, comment!