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 war, less adoring and more active.
A new sleuth for the 21st Century
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Did You Know?
In the Season 2 premiere, Sherlock talks of the 'myth' about the Allies knowing about the Coventry bombing and still letting it happen so that they don't disclose that they have cracked the enigma code. In the movie The Imitation Game
(2014) Benedict Cumberbatch
plays Alan Turing and the entire scene is played out on the screen. See more
In the American (PBS Masterpiece Mystery) broadcasts of this series, certain letters in the closing titles are highlighted red. These letters spell out a word that somehow relates to the episode. These highlighted letters don't occur in the closing credits of the original airings of the series (on BBC) though. See more