Well its been a while since I posted here. What deductions can you draw? I’ll give you some hints
1) The answer is in the title of this post.
2) I write this blog in my free time so if I wasn’t writing this blog that means: (a) I had no free time or (b) My free time was occupied doing something else.
3) I have told you (or you may know) I am a college student, which would lead you to believe that I do have free time because all college students find a way to have some free time. Therefore this clue should lead you to go with “b” in number 2.
4) Go back to the title. Think for me. What fictional character is known for his skills of deduction and reasoning? The answer: Sherlock Holmes
5) The character of Sherlock Holmes has inspired a popular television series that airs on BBC and has seasons uploaded on Netflix (aka college student’s favorite website).
So from all the information above you can deduce that I was watching the Sherlock Holmes TV series on Netflix. Each episode is about 80 minutes long with three episodes per season and three seasons to the show’s name currently. Basically for the past few days all I have done in my free time is watch Sherlock because it is one of the greatest TV shows I have ever had the pleasure of watching.
The show is extremely suspenseful with brilliant twists and turns that keep the watching on the edge of his or her seat throughout the entire 80 minutes. It is based off of the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; however, the show takes place in the 2st century so it has a modern twist with the use of smartphones and Dr. John Watson’s blog logging all the cases that he and Sherlock solve. Dr. Watson is played by Martin Freeman, and Benedict Cumberbatch plays the lead role of Sherlock. The modernized version of Sherlock played by Cumberbatch is an off the wall, high-functioning sociopath with extremely refined observational skills and an incredibly deep intelligence that allows him to make deductions that only a mind-reader could make. He is a self-proclaimed “consulting detective” who solves mysteries for anyone from private clients to the London Police. He’s an antisocial, bipolar asshole who rarely shows a human side, but when he does he just about leaves you in tears with his profound insight. He relishes the chase of a clever criminal, and seems to get some sort of sick joy out of a well-crafted murder, as if it were a puzzle laid out specifically for him to solve. He is very theatrical and spontaneous, but he always seems twenty steps ahead of “the game” as he likes to call it.
But the best character in my opinion is Jim Moriarty based off of Professor James Moriarty in the novels. Andrew Scott creates a character that is just as smart as Sherlock, but deliciously evil and unpredictable in a way that makes him almost a supernatural enigma. He is not on screen a lot, but when he is he sure makes a potent impression and leaves uneasy but yearning for more. Jim Moriarty, almost akin to Sherlock, is a self-described consulting criminal who leads a huge web-like crime syndicate. He is small and unassuming, but Andrew Scott’s brilliant delivery of his lines coupled with a menacing, Irish drawl, make his onscreen performance in a spectacle. He is the perfect foil to Sherlock, and the two of them just work so well together on screen.
The show made an addict. Basically for the past few days all I did was watch this show. That is why I haven’t been posting recently. But hey! You got an update and an average review all in one post. I hope to start posting some good content soon, including my first creative work worthy to be posted on here so stay tuned for that. Until then, watch Sherlock. You’ll be begging for the fourth season to air before the end of the first episode.