Sherlock

Hello Mrs. Peng! I’m Song Lan majoring in law. My presentation is about a TV drama!
Nowadays, many people enjoy American TV series much, but I prefer British TV series for their more sophisticated story lines and more delicate screen. BBC’s Sherlock is one of them that I love the most.
As you know, Sherlock Holmes is one of most famous and popular fictitious characters in whole world who was created by
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes is a brilliant "consulting detective", living in Victorian London. He is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to adopt almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases.
His stories have been adapted to the screen for many times, but this time is quite different from the others. In fact, BBC’s Sherlock is a crime drama that presents a contemporary update of Sherlock Holmes detective stories. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Holmes’ assistant and intimate friend Doctor John Watson. Six episodes, broadcast since 2010, have been produced, with three more episodes scheduled to begin production in March 2013. The series has been sold to over 180 territories. Holmes’ fans all over the world get quite excited about it because Sherlock Holmes has never been so young before. In this drama, he is just a modern citizen living in the same era with us which makes audiences feel that they haven’t ever been so close to this legendary figure.
No more Victorian carriage, cloak and flog, Sherlock is full of modern factors such as cab, escalator and billboard and so on. You can see an amazing panoramic view of modern London in the title of this drama. And there are some famous London landmark, the Thames, London Eye, the Big Ben. In the play, Sherlock Holmes is a tall man with a replaces the pipe with multiple nicotine patches, and he surfs the Internet on his laptop and iphone to collect information needed to solve cases alongside his partner Dr John Watson.
The update also maintains some traditional elements of the stories, such as the Baker Street address and Sherlock Holmes' archenemy Moriarty. Although the events of the books are transferred to the present day, canonical elements are incorporated into the story. For example, in the original book John Watson was invalided home after serving in the Second Anglo-Afghan War. While Martin Freeman's Watson has returned from military service in Afghanistan in modern time also makes sense.