I love Elementary too. Did not know that Rupert Everett played Holmes, I need to see it as soon as possible.
about ten years back the Beeb tried to revamp holmes and first produced a really terrible “hound of the baskervilles”. the only redeming features were ian hart being already cast for watson. and richard e. grant playing a delicious villain. richard roxborough though was utterly miscast as holmes. he neither looked not acted the part.
so a couple years later they got everett in exchange for their first lousy attempt and ian hart came back for a second round. HOORAY! oh, and maybe i should mention that this is also one of michael fassbender’s first films.
hehe i’ve seen them all except elementary. i need to watch that. oh, and i could only stomach a few episodes of the bbc thing called sherlock
you’ll be in for a treat with ELEMENTARY! basically because the relationship between watson and holmes is based on mutual respect and sincerity. and watson’s sass deserves a whole category of its own!
regarding SHERLOCK: i enjoy watching it, but i am also very much aware of its flaws. especially when it comes to their female characters or using PoC as background noise. seriously side-eyeing such writing and casting choices. this is not what contemporary britain looks like!
wow, you probably watched every adaptation ))
i’ve seen a fair bit — but i’m far from having seen all of them! frankly, i’m not really interested in the cushing adaptations or some of the other older stuff floating around. but that’s just my personal problem and doesn’t say anything about the quality of the actual films or series.
but regarding personal favourites, i honestly do enjoy “the case of the silk-stockings” with rupert everett as an older holmes with a very opinionated ian hart as watson. who, btw, is AWESOME! and then there is the really, really, really b-movie type of pastiche which i call “sherlock holmes and dinosaurs”. it’s an indie-production filmed entirely on location in wales. it’s like sherlock holmes simultaneously on all sorts of opiates and crack. it’s lousy, but it’s good fun.
and i really, truly and deeply love ELEMENTARY!
which Sherlock series (or movie) is you favorite?
granada’s take on the canon — minus “eligible batchelor” and “last vampire” (those two are god-aweful!). those two were utterly flawed and on top of it all wreaked havoc and mayhem with jeremy brett’s weak heart. jeremy brett is holmes incarnate. and david burke and teddy hardwicke are the best watsons of all time. (jude law is hotson — therefore he doesn’t officially count…)