Movable Type 3.2
July 20, 2010
In theory, I am extremely skeptical of modernized adaptations of the classics. In actuality, this trailer for Sherlock pretty much won me over.
It's made by Steven Moffat of Doctor Who, and it definitely has a similar flavor - self-aware, serious and funny in turns or all at once, modern but somehow traditional. It has a cast full of solid British actors, and Holmes and Watson seem perfect for their roles. The trailer included enough references to the original works to satisfy fans (or this fan, at least) without seeming heavy-handed. It's hard to tell from a trailer like this, but I hope the show combines some of the fun action elements of the recent Sherlock Holmes movie with the traditional TV procedural format that is, more or less, modeled after the original Conan Doyle stories anyway. (And yes, that's Muse playing in the background, for those keeping track at home.) This series starts airing in the UK next week, and PBS says they'll play it over here eventually, but they haven't announced a date yet. I'll let you know when I hear anything.Posted by Kat at July 20, 2010 12:00 PM