Sherlock

Sherlock can tell a software designer by his tie or an airline pilot by his thumb

A contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories, Sherlock is a thrilling, funny, fast-paced adventure series set in present-day London. Co-created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Coupling) and Mark Gatiss, Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman (The Office, Love Actually) as his loyal friend, Dr. John Watson. Rupert Graves plays Inspector Lestrade. The iconic details from Conan Doyle's original books remain -- they live at the same address, have the same names and, somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting for them. And so across three thrilling, scary, action-packed, and highly entertaining television movies, Sherlock and John navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers to get at the truth.

In this fresh reinterpretation, Dr. Watson is a doctor, soldier, war hero, and lost soul. Fresh from fighting the war in Afghanistan, a chance encounter brings him into the world of Sherlock Holmes: the loner-detective-genius. Sherlock can tell a software designer by his tie or an airline pilot by his thumb. His unique analytical brain allows him to earn his living (and stave off boredom) by solving crimes -- the weirder and more baffling, the better. The two men couldn't be more different, but Sherlock's inspired leaps of intellect coupled with John's pragmatism soon forge an unbreakable alliance. Across three thrilling, scary, action-packed and highly entertaining television movies, Sherlock and John navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers to get at the truth. The world's favorite detective has come out of the fog. With sparkling scripts and unforgettable performances from the two leads, this is Sherlock for a new generation. ~Barnes & Noble

"I am not normally a fan of mystery/crime shows, but the main actors are wonderful and the show is extremely addicting!" ~Judith W.

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