One of the more iconic detectives is Sherlock Holmes. A new interpretation from the folks at Masterpiece Theater is called simply Sherlock. Imaged into the 21 century the modern Sherlock describes himself as a ‘high functioning sociopath’, with the capable Dr. Watson at his side. It is simply very good.
There are three episodes in the first series. The first episode, A Study in Pink can be seen online here.
Tonight’s broadcast episode is The Blind Banker. Check local public TV listings. It will be available online tomorrow until Dec. 7th.
In a refreshing change the DVD will be available for purchase 11/09/10, right after the first series is shown on TV. No waiting until the next season starts nonsense like most other shows.
You can pre-order and purchase here Sherlock: Season One Highly Recommended!!
“We live in hard times, not end-times.”
Jon Stewart-Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear
I watch probably more TV than most folks, but somebody has to do it. Mostly I watch drama with the odd comedy. Any body who thinks that Reality TV is not an oxymoron doesn’t understand that for everyone in front of the camera, there are 30 folks behind it.
Most of my watching is on cable as they seem to be much more nimble and willing to push the envelope.
The major broadcast networks are still playing winners and losers shows like Amazing Race, Survivors, Dancing with Stars, etc. Their recent forays into drama and episodic fare is not going very well.
First up: Lone Star from Fox was one of the earliest to crash and burn. The plot line was a conman with two wives. I Mean really….talk about a toxic asset. A show about cons and having two families?
Nobody at Fox read any news about Rod Stringer, R. Allen Stanford, or Bernard Madoff?
If you want to see a show about good cons try Leverage
NBC’s righteousness drama Outlaw. The premise is a Supreme Court Justice who quits to fight for the little guy. Jimmy Smits as Cyrus Garza the judge complete with large gambling habit, obligatory black partner, blond junior lawyer hopelessly infatuated with Cryus, stuffed shirt jr. partner, and the best part of the show the hot PI. The amount of character baggage was enough to sink it.
Jimmy Smits was much better in LA Law.