IMDB: 9.0/10 (13,031 votes)
Language: English | Subtitle: Dutch
3xDVD5 (VIDEO_TS) | 3x90 min | 720x576 | PAL 16:9 - 5009 Kbps | AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps / DTS 5.1 @ 775 Kbps | 11,82 GB
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery | 6 wins & 15 nominations | UK
In this modernized version of the Conan Doyle characters, using his detective plots, Sherlock Holmes lives in early 21st century London and acts more cocky towards Scotland Yard's detective inspector Lestrade because he's actually less confident. Doctor Watson is now a fairly young veteran of the Afghan 'peace-keeping' fights, less adoring and more active.
Episode 1: A Study in Pink
Wounded in Afghanistan while in the Army, Dr. John Watson returns to contemporary London and though a mutual acquaintance becomes the flatmate at Mrs. Hudson's house at 221B Baker Street with brilliant if eccentric private investigator Sherlock Holmes. There have been three identical apparent suicides, and Inspector Lestrade asks for Sherlock's intervention over the fourth, the suspicious death of Jennifer Wilson. As she lay dying she wrote 'Rachel' in the dust and Sherlock deduces that this was not only the name of her stillborn daughter of many years earlier but the password to her mobile phone. Jennifer sent a text to her killer to give a clue as to their identity. This leads Sherlock to a meeting in a deserted college with a terminally ill serial killer, slaying people for kicks, to show superiority over the rest of society and determined to make Sherlock the next victim.
Episode 2: The Blind Banker
Banker Eddie Van Coon and reporter Brian Lukis are both shot dead in identical slayings, in rooms locked from the inside. Chinese museum employee Soo Lin tells Sherlock Holmes that, as a teenaged orphan in China, she ran drugs for the Black Lotus crime syndicate, for whom the two dead men also worked. She too is then murdered, the killer being a human fly who can scale buildings. The gang mistake Watson for Holmes and capture him and his new girl-friend, requiring Holmes to come to the rescue.
Episode 3: The Great Game
Mycroft wants his brother Sherlock to investigate the murder of civil servant Alan West and theft of the Bruce-Partington missile plans. Sherlock,however,prefers to assist Lestrade following a massive bomb blast. The sadistic bomber abducts a string of hostages,who will be released after Sherlock has solved a series of puzzles,including a twenty year old murder and two insurance scams,the second involving an alleged art theft. The gallery owner tells Sherlock she was approached by a criminal who claimed he could make money for her - his name being Moriarty. He is the arrogant bomber. Sherlock solves all the puzzles and the West murder before confronting Moriarty,a seemingly innocuous man he has met before,at a swimming pool.