|BBC Sherlock and Watson|
|WB Sherlock and Watson|
What I love about these current adaptations is that they stay true to the essence of Holmes' character and the adventures he and Watson have, while placing him in a different setting than we're used to seeing him in. In the movie, he keeps getting into violent situations where he gets to show off his martial arts skills as well as his deductive reasoning, predicting what his assailant(s) will do. In the TV show, Holmes and Watson are dropped into modern day London. Watson blogs their adventures and Holmes is up on the latest tech.
The BBC series stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson. Writing and producing credits go to Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss, who also plays Mycroft. This is a sublime grouping of British comedy/drama royalty! Andrew Scott plays a wonderfully odd and eccentric Moriarty. Not a professor in this show; just Jim, with mysterious motives.
If you have not yet seen this, you are in luck! Series 2 was just release on DVD and Blu-ray and series 3 is in the works. I couldn't get the official BBC trailer to embed, but here's one from YouTube: