@Ian2: Is this an American re-do of the current BBC series? It's going to be tough to top the guy who plays Sherlock in that one. And I can't stand Lucy Liu.
I haven't seen the BBC series, but I'd find it a lot more interesting a prospect to watch it if it were set in the 1800s, and not with action versions of the characters like in the movies. It would give the show some dimension. I'm not that interested in watching generic detective series.
@brian.shapiro:Apparently there was an option for a US version of the BBC's Sherlock but it wasn't taken up. This is something different.
I hope it is good but at the end of the day I just want another series of BBC Sherlock as good as the last.
@brian.shapiro:You should check out the BBC series. It's not at all an "action versions of the characters". The characters are still very much the characters you know, but they are placed in a modern era, with an interesting take on what that change would mean. It's not "cheap Hollywood movie making" but rather an insightful literary exploration shown on screen.
@Ian2: This sounds like the cheap Hollywood knock off I was talking about . Lucy Liu as Watson?!???
I'll give it a shot, but I doubt it comes anywhere close to the BBC series.
@wkempf:Agreed but I like to be optimistic about these things.
It just feels wrong to me when Sherlock Holmes isn't Jeremy Brett.
@dentaku: Brett? What an upstart! Basil Rathbone is turning in his grave!
Went back and watched some of the old Rathbone films on the strength of Sherlock and although a little 'of their time' still eminently enjoyable.
@Ian2: I especially enjoy the 'Sherlock Holmes versus the Nazis' themes in several of them
@Dr Herbie:He was the Captain America of his day ...
It just feels wrong to me when Sherlock Holmes isn't Basil Rathbone
The Basil Rathbone films were the first to move away from the classical Victorian era settings and "re-imagine" the stories. The BBC series that has proven popular today, is a direct result of this departure from the exact interpretation that Jeremy Brett classically delivered.
Personally, I like them a lot, and still watch them all, with "The Murder Rooms" ranking very highly as well.
I won't however be watching the Lucy Lui ones, it's hard to keep abreast of how she could become Watson.
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