I wasn't going to get hooked on any new shows this summer. I was going to focus on school and projects around my apartment (like making it look less like a disaster area). Well, those of you that are Facebook friends or follow me on Twitter and Pinterest know how well that goal worked out. What show could possilbly ruin my perfect plan? BBC's Sherlock
Here's the thing about this show. I've known about it for quite a while. I've known that it was a show I would like but I've avoided it because of the never ending hiatus between season two and three. I had every intention of watching it once season three was closer to being on the air. What made me cave and watch even though there isn't an official air date for season three? I have no idea. I honestly don't know what caused me to think watching a show that I knew ended in a huge cliffhanger was a good idea. I'm going to blame my homework that I was probably avoiding at that moment because there is no other logical explanation.
Of course, as I knew I would, I fell head over heels in love with the show. How could I not? The writing is superb and the cast is amazing.
I've been trying to figure out why I love Sherlock so much. I've never read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes books so that isn't it. I have seen other movies and television adaptations of the stories so that may have something to do with it. I think it might be the modern take on familiar stories that is part of the appeal.
Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law's portrayal of Holmes and Watson but I have to say that I think that Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman play the roles better. *gasp* (Don't worry RDJ, I still adore you. I've seen IM3 twice already, does that help?)
Even the support cast in this show is perfect. Mrs. Hudson, Detective Inspector Lestrade, Mycroft, Molly and Moriarty are all flawless in their roles. Even Moriarity, who is completely evil and repulsive, is played so well that you almost like him. (The almost is very important in that last sentence.)
I could go on and on but I won't because then I come across as an out of control fangirl, which I totally am but try really hard not to let everyone see the extent of my fangirlyness.
If you haven't watched Sherlock yet, I highly recommend it. (It's streaming on Amazon Prime and Netflix) Each season is only three 1 1/2 hour episodes so it's not a huge time commitment. BUT, I have to warn you, the end of season two will emotionally traumatize you and leave you distraught. This is a representation of what I looked like when I finished.
BUT, it's totally worth it.