Tuesday, January 22, 2013

So Many Sherlocks

Watson and Sherlock (Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's super detective Sherlock Holmes has had many, many reincarnations. I actually like them all. I guess I'm not picky about the interpretations of this character. It's sort of like Hamlet, lots of them, too, though I favor David Tenant.

The newest Sherlock is on the television show, 'Elementary.' There is a female Watson,  (Joan not John) and I like her, too. She's played most intelligently by Lucy Liu, and is anything but a sidekick. I may like her better bringing so much more depth to the character. This Sherlock (portrayed by Jonny Lee Miller) is just as OCD as he should be, but takes time to party. What a concept. Can't imagine the Sherlock of  Basil Rathbone or Benedict Cumberpatch doing that.

Basil Rathbone
Here are some my previous blogs about Sherlock et al.

The Game Is Afoot! Sherlock Returns

Sherlock BBC! The Hound of the Baskervilles


We have yet to see the new TV Moriarity.

 Sherlock Finale: The Reichenbach Fall



It's interesting that even though we know the end of these stories (as in Hamlet) we still want to see how this one is produced. These are just very compelling characters; actors can bring something fresh from their own resources to introduce another Sherlock and Moriarity, and there she is, Watson.

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberpatch (Watson and Sherlock)...

  ...but also Bilbo and the new Star Trek villain. Will it ever be the same?

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