Saturday, November 10, 2012

BBC TV: #Sherlock

I swear, the BBC is spot on when it comes to good dramas and television.  We imported The Office and Dancing with the Stars (a.k.a. Strictly Come Dancing) from them, and we have them to thank for Masterpiece Theatre, phenomenal series like P&P, and my beloved Downton Abbey.

What I love about the pool of British actors is that they will take parts in both TV and movies without losing their star quality.  They'll also take small roles in some series, but larger ones in others.  I watch series and shout out "Dumbledore!" or "Bilbo!" I truly believe there are two degrees of separation for movies/TV with British actors in them.

But I digress.

What I really wanted to tell you about was a BBC show I discovered on Amazon Prime.  Sherlock is not your typical TV series, in that each episode is 90 minutes, and there are only 3-4 episodes per season.  Episodes are more like mini movies that anything, actually.  It's fast, witty, displays true high-quality production value, and it's EXCITING!  It has to be one of the best shows currently on television, even with its different format.

You MUST check this series out!

P.S.  The actor who plays Sherlock is named Benedict Cumberbatch.  Best name ever!


  1. We just started re-watching season 2 yesterday! I am grateful to this series for helping me convince Richard how awesome PBS/BBC is.

    Also, I think the BBC has a phone tree with all their favorite actors, so that anytime a new series is pitched they're like, "Well, you know who to call."

    1. I totally agree. And I want that phone tree to plan a party for my favorites. :)


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