I have always thought taking the work of Arthur Conan Doyle and transferring it into a movie or television series would be a daunting task. The world of Sherlock Holmes is rich in character, story and mood which requires a lot of patience, something not always easy to find in the entertainment industry. However, writers/creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat have definitely been up to the task, giving fans everything they could ask for and then some with they’re excellent television adaption of the historic works with Sherlock.
There are many reasons why Sherlock works but it is hard to look past the obvious, that being the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as John Watson. These two actors not only brought they’re combined talents to bear but had an almost instant chemistry that fans instantly recognized and absolutely loved. Both actors embraced their roles and as a fan, you quickly forgot who was playing the characters but instead focused on the wonderful stories.
Sharp writing, great villains and being set in London are some of the other factors that have made Sherlock such wonderful television. The mood and tone of the whole series has always been something fans have embraced and which made for a solid foundation over these past four seasons. As season four comes to a close, Sherlock fans everywhere will be captivated again as Holmes and Watson team up again to thrill them with yet another fascinating adventure.
Sherlock: The Final Problem can be seen in select Cineplex theaters nationwide on January 19th