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This is a blog post copied from John's Website - please feel free to join him there and post comments. He has set up openid, so you can post there with your livejournal account using your openid, which is the same as your journal url minus the http://. You can find this entry at http://www.jcfiala.net/blog/2010/07/30/sherlock-something-watch.

It's been showing up on a few geek-related infostreams on the net that 'Sherlock', the new Sherlock Holmes adaptation by Stephen Moffat, was something to check out. I didn't pick up at first that it was an adaptation of SH to modern times at first, but don't let that hold you back.

Apparently it's a three episode series, but with each episode 90 minutes or so long, it's more like a trilogy of films than a usual tv series. Oh, and it's good stuff too. Faithful to the original (Doctor Watson was wounded in Afghanistan) and full of nasty sharp writing, Sherlock is generally three steps ahead of everyone else, and is visibly annoyed every time he's got to step back and show us how he got so far ahead. This being a modern version of the character, a big part of the show is how different he is from everyone else is, and just how poorly he, or nearly anyone else, is handling that.

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