Essay about Sherlock Holmes: Which TV Show Represents the Really Story?

1520 Words 7 Pages
Sherlock Holmes
Over the years since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the character Sherlock Holmes and wrote a collection of stories of the detective, there have been many television adaptations of his Sherlock Holmes stories. Currently in the 21st century there are two most commonly watched, a Sherlock, BBC version of Sherlock Holmes, and Elementary, US version of Sherlock Holmes. Most of whom have read the stories have read them when they were college students, but after reading the book they wonder which version is best to watch in hope that one is true to what they read. After watching BBC Sherlock and Elementary I noticed they are different in many ways based on adaptation, characters, Sherlock and Watson, and fidelity, but only
…show more content…
Sherlock Holmes
Over the years since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the character Sherlock Holmes and wrote a collection of stories of the detective, there have been many television adaptations of his Sherlock Holmes stories. Currently in the 21st century there are two most commonly watched, a Sherlock, BBC version of Sherlock Holmes, and Elementary, US version of Sherlock Holmes. Most of whom have read the stories have read them when they were college students, but after reading the book they wonder which version is best to watch in hope that one is true to what they read. After watching BBC Sherlock and Elementary I noticed they are different in many ways based on adaptation, characters, Sherlock and Watson, and fidelity, but only one is true and best to watch for readers of the original.
One difference between the two shows is Sherlock’s deduction skills, Sherlock shows Sherlock’s deductions skills to the fullest extent, whereas Elementary does not. In Sherlock, the BBC adaptation, each episode closely resembles one of the original stories with a better explanation behind each one. Throughout the show while Sherlock is thinking or observing, words will pop up on the on the screen, to show what is going through his mind as he deducts his observation. This good for viewers because they are able to follow with what is going on, making it impossible to be lost. For example In A Study in Pink, while Sherlock is investigating the death of a woman in pink he observes every
Open Document