Have you seen this new TV series Sherlock? Well, you should. It is a modern update of the famous character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and it’s just plain brilliant.
There are two seasons and each season has only three episodes. It’s a pity, but every episode has a running time of about an hour and a half and believe me, they are absolutely out of this world. And hopefully, we will have more episodes and season in the following months.
This is with no doubt one of the best written series I’ve seen in a long time. Its perfectly paced, witty, it has a great story in every single episode and it’s just a joy to watch. Pure smart entertainment.
And one of the reasons that makes this show work so well are the guys playing Sherlock and Watson, that is, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman respectively.
I knew Martin Freeman from movies like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and I liked him. He’s starring in the new Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, so I guess he’ll became a little more famous pretty soon.
But Benedict Cumberbatch. Oh boy, I didn’t know about this actor and what an actor. He’s just perfect playing Sherlock and he has everything for the role. When you see him playing the famous character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, you really can’t imagine anybody else playing the role. He nails it.
Having said that, he is that kind of person I would like to have in front of my camera, even if it was just for half an hour. Man, those would be 30 minutes to remember.
Benedict Cumberbatch is definitely a person I would love to photograph.
The image used to illustrate this post is (c) Hartswood Films/BBC for MASTERPIECE. I wish it was mine, but it is not.