Sunday, 8 January 2012

Sherlock Series 2 Episode 2: The Hounds of Baskerville

Now …

You can tell, can’t you … ?

That, with a title like that, the team behind series 2 of the rebooted Sherlock — writer, Mark Gatiss, in tonight’s episode’s case — that the team’s had to point some work in … !

And I’ll be blunt … ?

I’m thinking it’s paid off, beautifully … !


Episode 2 — The Hounds of Baskerville — is based loosely on the Conan-Doyle original novella, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and sees Holmes and Watson heading to Dartmoor, in Devon, to help Henry Knight — the modern update’s take on Sir Henry Baskerville, and played by Russell Tovey — to try and aid him after Henry begin’s being plagued by memories of the supernatural hound that killed his father.

The problem, there … ?

The problem, there, of course being the fact that both Sherlock and John seriously feel that there’s no such creature — despite possibly having seen it — and that the Baskerville army base may — may — be doing research that accounts for it.


Now, I was saying about paid off … ?

LORDY, yes … !

I’m thinking, here that the team has — frankly — done something of an extremely good job with it’s source material: something that’s even got me thinking I should really dig up the original Conan-Doyle*, just to refresh my memory of it.

There’s something else, as well: I’m ALSO thinking that both lead characters — Freeman and Cumberbatch — getting very comfy in their roles.

Making watching the series … ?

Even more of a pleasure … !

* Once I’ve finished Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, and Terry Pratchett’s Snuff, of course …

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