We just got around to watching the first installment of a new BBC adaptation of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. It’s wonderful!
The wrinkle is that the action takes place in modern day London, with the stories updated to reflect current mores, technology and events (e.g., Watson has just returned from the Afghan war, but it’s the current Afghan war, not the one fought by the British in the late 19th century).
It’s a lot of fun seeing how the writers kept true to the original stories while doing their updating. I think even Holmes purists (well, this one, at least :)) will enjoy it. Definitely recommended!