I haven't read Sherlock Holmes in quite a while... High school or college, I believe. I enjoyed reading them. I suppose it was a 'been there, done that' thing. I don't re-read a lot of books.
But I'd been hearing about this Masterpiece Theater version of Sherlock. It sounded interesting. I decided to take a peek...
(I started with season 2. No, I didn't realize it was season 2. I now have season 1 on hold at the library. Which is saying something, as I don't like using the hold system at my library. If it isn't there, I usually just wait. I am still waiting for The Hunger Games, if that gives you any idea...)
I was reading about it, and realized it was a MODERN take on Sherlock. I don't know why, but I don't like... Hmm.
Well, for example, Shakespeare. Modern clothes, modern housing, etc, and then I hear Thee's, Thou's, and all the Elizabethan speech, it just grates on me.
(The lady doth protest too much? Mayhap... Meh.)
So, I was hoping it wouldn't be all Victorian speech, with cell phones. Cell phones, yes, Victorian, no. Well, except perhaps for "A Scandal in Belgravia"... Wait. That wasn't Victorian, it was Victoria's Secret! (Sorry, had to do it...) Seriously, I was highly impressed. I thought the stories were updated well, the actors were excellent (um, and Benedict Cumberbatch is cute), and it made me want to read the originals again.
Today it's raining like crazy. There is not much I need to do, except maybe a bit of laundry, and make dinner eventually. I am going to read "The Adventure of a Scandal in Bohemia".
Re-reading is nice, every once in a while... In this case, it's like being re-introduced to an old friend you'd not seen in a while, when you met up with one of their children.
So, I recommend a viewing of Sherlock BBC's "A Scandal in Belgravia" , a nice cup of tea, and a rainy day to enjoy them in.
(And the book, too, so you have the rest of the stories when the movies are over...)