What if the most famous detective in the world, Sherlock Holmes, lived in the London of 2010, calling the Police using his iPhone, using a laptop computer and spending most of his time in a modern and outfitted laboratory?
This is what Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss thought when they created ‘Sherlock’, a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories. With three seasons and nine episodes, broadcast from 2010 to 2014, Sherlock has become the UK’s most watched drama series from 2001.
In the adaptation all the characters have been revisited: Sherlock, wearing a long coat, a blue scarf and ruffled hair, doesn’t smoke a pipe, but wears nicotine patches.
John Watson, who has returned from military service in Afghanistan, is a blogger and writes about his adventures with his flat mate; Irene Adler is a sort of ‘dominatrix’, who wears spike heeled shoes and a tight dress, while Greg Lestrade is a smart man wearing Ray Ban sunglasses.
In a modern London with bright lights and hundreds of taxis and buses, Sherlock and John solve a lot of brain-teasing and mysterious crimes for Scotland Yard with the help of Mrs Hudson and Molly Hooper; but Moriarty, his archenemy, will return.
Who is going to win?