Sherlock is a British crime drama television series and a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s Sherlock Holmes detective stories.
Sherlock depicts “consulting detective” Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) solving various mysteries in London. Holmes is assisted by his flatmate and friend, Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman), who has returned from military service in Afghanistan with the Royal Army Medical Corps. Although Metropolitan Police Service Detective Inspector Greg Lestrade (Rupert Graves) and others are at first skeptical of Holmes, over time his remarkable intellect and powers of observation persuade them of his value. In part through Watson’s blog documenting their adventures, Holmes becomes a reluctant celebrity with the press reporting on his cases and eccentric personal life.
This series is british through and through but the writing is so strong. I mean you could just eat it right up. The plots are good. The stories are good. The humor is spot on. The banter between everyone is perfect. The mysteries are good. This show is on such a high level that sometimes you really have to wonder how the hell they got it made. It is a must watch for any fan of a good british crime drama. I think you will truly enjoy it. I know I have and I am looking forward to the next season.