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  • 9.1

    Sherlock Holmes with a comic twist.

    By TornadoCyberV, Jul 02, 2011

    Sherlock Holmes was a fascinating take on the characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Instead of simply playing Holmes straight, the character's eccentricities are played for humor, making Holmes easier to relate to, and thus far more interesting than he might have been otherwise.

    The downside to this approach, however, was that the show spent too much time with Holmes and Watson talking, and not enough with the mystery of the day.

    Still, logic prevails, and this incarnation of Holmes will be fondly remembered for not taking itself too seriously, and remembering to simply have some fun along the way.moreless

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  • 9.5

    One of THE greatest literary peices on air!!

    What more do you ask for??

    By joshharsh1411, May 02, 2007

    Sherlock Holmes the 19th century fictional charachter when came to life airing on the History Channel was a classic.

    13 short stories by writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were filmed.In each the drama and action was great.Actual crime is not necessary in the object, it is the mistery in it that attracts him. There is pretty well action a lot of good scenes full of drama.His features are sharp which give Sherlock (played be Jeremy Brett) a cutting edge. The sidekick Watson is also good and his side remarks and comments entertain a lot. A program worth watching and telling people to watch...It rocks!!moreless

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  • 8.5

    This show does not have high quality direction, or guest actors, or even complex and intricate webs of intrigue. What it does have is: Holmes solving the case and a wonderful scope of imagination in old time tv ...

    By LAntichristo, Mar 30, 2006

    I must say that this enjoyable show is finally coming to light with "recent" (3 years ago or so) releases on DVD. For those familiar with other portrayals of the pipe-smoking master detective, this series comes as something of a shock. The Holmes (Ronald Howard) in this one is young, fit, and very active. With a wry smile, he is as comfortable in a scuffle as he is with his violin. The Watson is not the bumbling fool of the films of the 40s, nor is he the Grenada persona, who is almost as intelligent as Holmes himself. He is a man who has common sense, an eye for the ladies, and never ceases to be amazed by Holmes.

    Though Ronald Howard is a great Holmes, the mysteries are fairly simple to solve. You don't have to concentrate to solve it before Holmes. They were produced in France, with an all American cast. Ronnie was the son of Leslie Howard, "Gone With The Wind". Something hilarious to note is that Archie Duncan not only played Lestrade, but VARIOUS characters! Once he played a Scotsman-and I swear, his accent is so good, you can't tell it's him! heh


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