12 January 2012

Of a modern interpretation of Sherlock Holmes

'Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!'

I finally watched The Hounds of Baskerville and it was compelling, very compelling. If you have not watched the BBC production of Sherlock, I recommend it.

The programmes in the Sherlock series have cleverly referenced the works of Arthur Conan Doyle and set them in a modern setting. Baskerville is now a secret military research facility with supposedly monstrous creations, the dogs of war...

Sherlock Holmes would be embracing the trappings of modern society with his mobile, accessing the internet while Dr. John Watson, an Afghanistan war veteran, would maintain a blog, all very fitting and hilarious. A tonic for our times.


dmarks said...

I've not seen the Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock movies yet.

I have a new post on pie. Who has the best pie in Singapore?

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Let me check on the pie aspect since I seldom eat pie. Apple pie? Chicken pie?