Ah yes, Sherlock Holmes, played by the elusive what's his name, you know it its something funny like um, Beneficial Cucumber, no that's not it, oh! Benadryl Cucumberpatch! !Wait, it’s Beenaround the Cabbagepatch, right? No, it can’t be how about Benedoop Camberbam or Beanbag Cupboardlatch? Maybe it’s Wimbledon Tennismatch? Wait, I’ve got it its Bonkyhort Cutiebrunch! No, possibly its Bonuspoints Christmastime? I give up, anyway, everyone's favorite actor Bulbasaur Chamanderpants plays everyone's favorite mastermind detective in the BBC classic series Sherlock. If you haven’t watched the show yet, or reading 5-400 page books isn’t really your thing, here's the low-down (everything I mention is something that happens in the first episode, no “spoilers” but if you really care that much maybe skip to the part where you can find the show). It opens up with a depressed, PTSD-ridden war veteran, otherwise known as our good friend Doctor John Watson. You may know the actor as the hairy-footed midget that lived a quiet life in a hole in a hill and decided to go on an adventure with a wizard and his 13 dwarf friends (Bilbo Baggins if you didn’t get my flow). At the beginning of the show, Watson is poor, lonely has minimal friends and he leads quite the depressing life, to say the least. Our first interaction with Sherlock Holmes is an interesting one. He’s in a morgue (no he does not work there) inspecting a body (again he doesn't work there), and then it cuts to him violently hitting the dead body with a whip (Reminding you, he doesn’t work at the morgue). When Sherlock and Watson first meet, Sherlock is immediately able to tell every intimate detail about Watson's life based on his limp and his cell phone, which in turn causes them to quickly become steadfast friends. Together, the pair solve mysteries and fight crime. This show is satirical, witty, smart, and will have you on the edge of your seat no doubt. There are four seasons or as BBC calls them “series” each containing 3-4 episodes. Sad yes, however, each episode is about the length of frickin feature film so finishing the show should be a feat, and a fun mysterious one.
Where to find it: Netflix, iTunes, Youtube, Amazon Prime, Google Play and Vudu!
Article written by Camille Cookston ‘20