Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Scandal In Belgravia.............

I've been a faithful fan of Sherlock Holmes ever since a hand-me-down two volume set of The Complete Sherlock Holmes landed on my teenage book shelves.  Never really cared for Basil Rathbone's versions of the story, probably because the cinematic Dr. Watson became such a bumbler at the hands of Nigel Bruce.  I loved Jeremy Brett as Holmes partly because his TV version seemed so true to the original stories.  The combo of Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law was certainly the most fun and entertaining, making it easy to forgive some of the liberties taken with the character of Holmes. Ah, but the latest incarnation may be the finest of all. The local PBS station's Masterpiece Theatre featured A Scandal in Belgravia on Sunday.  Holmes has been updated to the 21st century and the story lines modified, but it was an hour and a half that makes having a television set worthwhile. Benedict Cumberbatch makes Holmes come to life and Martin Freeman is superb as Watson.  A great, great show. Looking forward to more.

Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce

Jeremy Brett and Edward Hartwicke

Jude Law and Robert Downey, Jr.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman

1 comment:

  1. Nice review of the show.

    For a different look at this episode, check out my review .