Sunday, 19 January 2014

Retelling Sherlock

Some stories are so good, you just keep on telling them.
But sometimes a story does get a bit dated, because of time. And they need a bit of updating to be retold in the current time.

One of them is Sherlock Holmes. Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Absolutely wonderful stories about a brilliant detective who is solving crimes in London around the 1880s. 
1880 London is of course not 2014 London. Carriages have been replaced by cars. Telegrams by Whatsapp. Letters by e-mail.
So what if you want to retell the story to the kids of these days?
You retell by putting this "high-functioning sociopath" (as he describes himself these days) into London 2014. Where he can use cellphones, cars, computers and more.

And luckily the BBC has made "Sherlock" as brilliant as the books.
With Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock and Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson (yes together, again!).

It is very fast paced. With dialogues that are so smart you actually have to listen to them a couple of times to get all the information. Small clues on how it is done everywhere, that you won't see on a first watching. All the use of modern day technology. Rushing through London 2014 on cars, cabs, motors. With an array of wonderful characters to support the story.

And because of these days internet, they get a huge fanbase from all over the world. Who are puzzling along to find out, who has done it.

The BBC broadcasted the last of season three last week. The US starts off with season three this week.
This is the trailer of the first in season three.

Enjoy watching! But also read the books, to see where they originally came from. The stories are great, the craftsmanship to put them to modern times is amazing!

No comments:

Post a Comment