Sherlock Holmes is one of the most televised detectives in history. Also in movies. Different actors have played them. Some are bad and some are good. People have different views about how Sherlock looks like.
For me the one and only Sherlock is Jeremy Brett. He gave a face to the character. No one could ever play him better. When I see these new Sherlock’s, I feel quite disappointed. I recently watched the BBC version with Benedict Cumberbatch and I think he’s not doing too badly. I was a bit reluctant to watch the series when it first aired on Finnish TV. Luckily I found a place where to watch them. Maybe I decided to watch it because he’s the voice of Smaug. But also because my curiousity took over. Actually I think he’s a bit young to play Sherlock. It should be called Young Sherlock instead. Now I’ve seen all the episodes (except one) so far and I must say, I warming up to it. A shame there’s not many episodes done. And this version is so funny. Sherlock is usually quite a serious character.
I haven’t seen the movies with Robert Downey Jr so I can’t say much. The most failed Sherlock is Holmes NYC. Or ‘Elementary’ as it seems to be called. And Doctor Watson is a female? What a… That’s so weird and so wrong. I don’t even know if it’s suppose the be the right Sherlock. I just can’t take that series seriously.
So my absolute favorite is Jeremy Brett and Benedict is a close 2nd. The British versions are always the best. No offence.