Adaptations of Sherlock Holmes in TV Series and Movies
Sherlock Holmes has been known for his resourcefulness, deductions and brilliant detective skills all of which it makes to be a wonderful character hence there is no wonder that both movie and TV series have proven to be a great success amassing millions of fan around the globe, with their different merchandises (mostly books, games and cds) topping detective fan’s shopping lists for unique and best gifts for men and women.
Still there is no denying the fact that no matter which adaption it is being portrayed in, whether be Robert Downey Jr’s Victorian Era Sherlock where he can fight like a trained martial artist or Benedict Cumberbatch’s modern day detective equipped with all latest modern gizmos like the GPS and Internet, Sherlock will always be fighting crimes in this own intellectual and mysterious ways. Both Sherlock Holmes TV series and movies are quite different from each other, with each one having its own flavor of mystery mixed with it, you may be a great admirer of Sherlock who is great at boxing or of Sherlock who is living in 21st century England using his mind palace to unravel mysteries.
Irrespective of Era they are adapted from ,but it is the iconic 221/B Baker Street where all the action of the duo Holmes and Watson starts. When we ask ourselves about which Sherlock is better, then it becomes really difficult to keep one above the other irrespective of the vast thematic difference between them.If Benedict’s Holmes can to be described as a character with anti social personality who does not involve in hand to hand combat then at the same time Downey’s Sherlock can be described as a character who is proficient in martial arts and uses them to defeat his enemies. Hence movie adaptation of Sherlock Holmes is more like that portrayed in the novels. No matter what is the choice, whether be Sherlock Holmes TV series or movie both of them are thrilling and entertaining that makes us loyal fans anxiously waiting for the more sequels.