If you haven’t heard of the BBC’s Sherlock as of the date of this post, get off your couch where you’ve been watching Law and Order: SVU marathons for the last three months. There’s a new detective in town – and judging the walloping publicity campaign for the much-anticipated CBS show Elementary, he’s here to stay.
Sherlock, co-created by Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss, follows the modern-day adventures of one Sherlock Holmes and his put-upon assistant, Dr. John Watson.read article
By which we mean the bombastic overexposure of the show in honor of its upcoming (2013) 50th anniversary. The 2012 season still hasn’t begun, nor has the start date been pinned down beyond “Fall of 2012”), and we’re already feeling assaulted by:
THE WOMEN OF DOCTOR WHO
THE SCIENCE OF DOCTOR WHO
THE TIMEY-WIMEY STUFF OF DOCTOR WHO
THE DESTINATIONS OF DOCTOR WHO
Plus – of course – a plethora of interweb posts guessing/gossiping about what’s going to be happening after the 2012 starting gun goes off and how it will relate to the Anniversary Celebration.
The latest special is a DOCTOR WHO 90-minute drama called (maybe) AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME. Written by SHERLOCK, BEING HUMAN, and WHO writer (and actor) Mark Gatiss, who’s been tweeting away about it, this “long-cherished drama about the creation ofDoctor Who (Gatiss’ tweet-words), seems to be a sort of docudrama.read article