Mystery Box

Yeah, sorry guys, I’ve got nothing this week.  My brain is not in a cooperative writing mood.  I was toying with the idea of writing an entry about the wonders of the Mystery genre since I have been watching and reading a lot of detective stories lately.  I’m into the fourth season of Castle and I just started Sherlock, a BBC adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s super sleuth that brings Sherlock and Watson into the present day.  I’ll admit, I was rather leery of this “modernization” because it usually fails terribly.  But somehow…this works.  It’s a modern Sherlock Holmes that doesn’t lose the quirky awesomeness of the original, even adapting the original stories such as A Study in Scarlet in a modern fashion.  And it works.  I’m not sure how, but the level of detail and planning it must have taken is astounding.  Benedict Cumberbatch is a wonderful Sherlock Holmes and I really like Martin Freeman as John Watson.  The dynamics and chemistry between those two are amazing.

So.  Yeah.  Mystery.  It’s good.  Hard genre to pull off well.  Go watch Sherlock.  And Castle.  Lots of Castle.  And Nathan Fillion.  Yum.

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