TV Show of the Month: Sherlock

06 Apr
Chinatown, London. Benedict Cumberbatch during...

Chinatown, London. Benedict Cumberbatch during filming of Sherlock. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s been almost three months since my last “TV Shows of the Month” post, so I’ll write one now. It’s so hard to choose. There are great British tv shows: QI (Quite Interesting) and Sherlock, great American TV shows: Game of Thrones and 30 Rock and even some great Finnish TV shows: Alivaltiosihteerin tv-ohjelma and Putous.

For those who aren’t Finnish, Alivaltiosihteeri is a Finnish comedy trio who have been doing a radio comedy show for more than twenty years. Their humour is, well, you could say it’s a more political, less surreal version of what Monty Python used to do in their tv shows in the 70s. And now that I’ve started talking about radio, I must mention the best Finnish radio show ever (well, ever since the 90s): Paskalista (“Shit(ty) List”) that only plays the worst songs ever.

Sherlock Holmes

Well, back to the track. It’s so hard to choose. But I’ll have to choose Sherlock, a modernized version of Sherlock Holmes. Instead of taking place in the Victorian England, this version is full of modern gadgets: Sherlock uses the Internet, mobile phones and other modern equipment all the time. Also, the modern version of Sherlock isn’t a cocaine addict who smokes pipe but has a healthier life style. His only (?) addiction is nicotine patches.

The series has been co-created by Steven Moffat, also known for Coupling, the modern version of Doctor Who and The Adventures of Tintin.

If you enjoy detective stories, check it out! The first series was shown in Finland by Yleisradio last summer and the second series will be shown in June.


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