Have you watched the (relatively) new "Sherlock Holmes"?
Do you know the name Benedict Cumberbatch?
C'mon, where have you been?
Ha! I just bumped into this fine actor's work (and fantastic series) during Christmas on Netflix.
You've got to see the show to believe it. Sherlock Holmes in the 21st century (really).
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in the TV series “Sherlock.” (PBS)
You won’t hear that question in Britain, where “Sherlock” is a full-tilt prime-time sensation and, with its brilliant but quirky misanthrope, can be thought of as the metric conversion of “House,” although the detective’s caseload concerns the newly dead of England instead of the recently sick in New Jersey. The show, created by “Doctor Who” veterans Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss (and, working separately, Arthur Conan Doyle), costars Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson, an army doctor who was injured in Afghanistan and finds himself as the only true friend to the eccentric “consulting detective.”The show is playful (there’s much humor, for instance, about the perception that Holmes and Watson are a gay couple) but it’s not as proudly daft as “Doctor Who.” Holmes also doesn’t spend as much time smiling at people.
“If he’s charismatic, it’s an accident of who he is,” Cumberbatch said. “He’s an odd entity. He’s sociopathic and there is a vicarious thrill you get watching someone who carves his way through bureaucracy and mediocrity like a hot knife through butter.”