Although I love Sherlock I have always preferred my Holmes and Watson named as such and in their natural Victorian habitat. Like-minded fans have lately been let down in this area (in my opinion). RDJ's films, fun though they are, are more steam-punk than Doyle. We've not really had a noteworthy Victorian Holmes since the days of Granada (sorry I don't really count Max Headroom's attempts or the Roxburgh and Everett efforts - fun though they were).
|Pretenders to the throne?|
The Victorian era always seems fairly safe in the hands of Mark Gatiss (thinking of his Doctor Who episodes in said era) and when you add a pseudo-ghost element it seems extra safe in his hands.
|The King and the heir apparent?|
I have high hopes and look forward to Cumberbatch joining Brett in my pantheon of great Victorian Sherlocks.
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