I don’t think I’ve ever read a single Sherlock Holmes case. I vaguely remember some short stories or abridged versions, but if I did, it was many moons ago.
The Physicist and I have been watching the BBC adaptation (both season 2, which started on New Year’s Day) and season 1, which we had lurking here thanks to the Musician.
And it’s excellent!
Firstly, what is not to love about Messrs Cumberbatch and Freeman:
Secondly, their mysteries are set almost exclusively in modern London (particularly The Blind Banker) in areas I know and recognise. I know this from when the team in Bend it like Beckham goes to Hamburg, but I get a real kick out of seeing places I know well on screen, and thus other people’s interactions with my space.
Now I just have to get my hands on some real Conan Doyle. Oh wait, it’s practically free because it’s out of copyright.
Where should I start?