|Holmes left, Watson right.|
This is a three part, modern adaptation of the classic Sherlock Holmes mystery novels by Arthur Conan Doyle. This thing if FANTASTIC. It covers three Sherlock Holmes novels, turning them into high-action mystery flicks. It's got murder, action, snappy diolouge and a good dose of old fashioned deduction. Everything is covered with amazing britishness.
|"I love serial killers. They give you something to look forward to."|
|Holmes and Watson on the chase.|
Of course, we come to visuals and production design. Like the rest of this, the costumes and sets tend to be sublime and undistracting. Lighting in this is very pale and stark, which lends itself well to the overall feel of the mini-series. There are plenty of great shots of London's moody sort of atmosphere. I liked 221 Baker St, which reflects well its inhabitants. Costuming is, again, nothing to shout about. It doesn't force itself on you, which is something you aren't used to if you watch mostly costume dramas (heh heh), but is still nice.
Check out this brilliant and intelligent mini-series for yourself on Netflix.