22 May 2011

Telly Delights: After 152 years a 21st Century re-telling of classic detective stories wins accolades

On the 152nd birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the world famous Sherlock Holmes and his loyal friend Dr. John Watson, the 21st century re-telling of the two unlikely friends has garnered two very big British television awards: the BAFTAs.  Sherlock's producing team took home the Best Drama Series award while Dr. John Watson (or as we know him Martin Freeman) was awarded Best Supporting Actor for his role next to Benedict Cumberbatch's brilliant Sherlock.

While the 21st century Watson won an award,  Sherlockian fans lost an icon when Edward Hardwicke (Dr. Watson to the great Jeremy Brett's Holmes) passed away this week.  The Granada series is, with good cause one of the best adaptations of Conan Doyle's original works.  Hardwicke and now Freeman have given the most true interpretations of a wonderfully written character, in my humblest of opinions.

As far as award shows go, beat the Emmys by quite a bit.  And, due to an apparent slip up, the internet is a buzz with the rumor of Cumberbatch joining the Hobbit.  No confirmations or official word, but the buzz is abound nonetheless. 

Article on the BAFTAs