Sunday, January 01, 2012

Sherlock Is Back... With 'The Woman' ...

First episode tonight of the new series of the BAFTA winning WGBH-BBC Sherlock three-parter, and it didn't disappoint. At all.

Based on 'A Scandal In Bohemia' (but diverting widely from the original plot, after after about 10 minutes), writer Mark Gatiss has created three things: A must-see drama; a suitable tip 'o' the hat to our great detective; and a truly memorable duo of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

And Irene Adler ... so hard to cast for this role, the *one* woman who got the better of Sherlock (in the original) but who's criminal awesomeness was downgraded in this version (although her sexual awesomeness hit the ceiling).

Take a bow, Lara Pulver (formerly of 'Spooks'). Nicely played, and like the very best espresso, rich, dark, highly steamed and a real kick.