I very much enjoyed the first series of BBC’s Sherlock and was so looking forward to the first episode of the second series. I was not disappointed.
Sherlock brings the character into the 21st Century and the episode last Sunday, ‘A Scandal in Belgravia‘, was a very modern reworking of the original Arthur Conan Doyle tale ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’ which involves Sherlock Holmes meeting Irene Adler, the only woman to ever get to the heart of Holmes and beat him. So much so he only refers to her as ‘the woman’.
Last Sunday’s Sherlock was a real delight and I loved the interactions between Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Irene Adler (Lara Pulver) which weaved around a larger mystery. During the episode Irene texts Sherlock many times and at the end of the programme we get to have a brief glimpse at some of them. I found the reference to BBC1 amusing.
Next Sunday’s episode is a reworking of the classic Hound of the Baskervilles story … I cannot wait!
Benedict Cumberbatch is an excellent Sherlock Holmes. Who is your favourite actor to portray him?
Some photos of the’ The Woman’, Irene Adler: