Friday, August 27, 2010

pandacub wants...sherlock holmes (and watson too!)

My husband and I have just finished watching the third episode of the absolutely brilliant Sherlock series starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman (from the British version of The Office) as Watson.

I love reading Sherlock Holmes (my favourite is the Hound of the Baskervilles), and have watched several different interpretations of the characters through the years. This one is a modern take on the characters (Holmes is quite fond of texting and Watson has a blog), it's very well written and acted and I'm quite upset that the first season (or series, as they say in the UK) was only 3 (yes, THREE) episodes long.

But I'm super happy and excited to find out that on Aug 10, they just renewed Sherlock of a second series so there will definitely be more great episodes to come!

In the meantime, I'm browsing Etsy for Sherlock-inspired items.

Top row:
1. Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan wooden library book - hand made from scratch...from the elloh public of a kind...keychain or miniature wall art, $24.00 by elloh
2. Sherlock Holmes Tote Bag, $20.00 by chibitoaster
3. Sherlock, $15.00 by boisdarc

Middle row:
4. Sherlock Holmes, 8 x 10 art print, $13.00 by Larriva
5. Sherlock Holmes - 13 inch Version - Macbook Vinyl Decal, $12.00 by TheDarkMonkey
6. Sherlock Holmes, $50.00 by Jtnee

Bottom row:
7. Sherlock Color Graph Afghan pattern, $3.20 by CrochetChest
8. Sherlock Holmes Tie Tack - Come Watson - the Game is afoot, $8.00 by pretentiousjewelry
9. Sherlock - Etching on Clay Brooch, rolled edge setting, $35.00 by Musetypes


mizdarlin said...

For me, the best Sherlock Holmes was Jeremy Brett, and the series, still in syndication on Public Television, was decidedly Victorian, with wonderful scenery, costumes, and flavour..and for once, Watson wasn't the total bumbling idiot he appeared in so many other versions..never saw your modern day one, but I do love all things Sherlock..a great character!

Jody Nee (JTNee) said...

I love Sherlock so much that I named my dog Watson.
Speaking of good books, I'd like to recommend the books of Lisa See (Shanghai Girls is one of them). Very entertaining and thoughtful.

Stephanie/pandacub said...

Jody - That's an awesome name for a dog! :)

Thanks for the book recommendation, I'll have to check them out. Always on the lookout for some great reading!