May 21, 2012
If you haven't seen the PBS series Sherlock, you're missing out. The stories are familiar yet modern reinventions of the classic detective tales. The acting is top notch. The sets and costumes are unobtrusive. The graphics can be a bit goofy, but they have that BBC charm.
One of the recent episodes, A Scandal in Belgravia, offered up the most incredible female nemesis I have seen in some time. The casting was spot-on and the writing crisp, seductive, and full of tiny little mysteries. If you're crafting a villain, this is a great bit of TV to watch. The Woman is a character you love and hate. You come to understand her completely while continuing to doubt her motivations. She is a real villain.
This season's episodes of Sherlock can be found on PBS for a limited tim, and the first season is out on DVD. Masterpiece is rocking my socks off these days!