After a two-month long vacation, University of Delhi’s colleges began on the twenty-first of July. The feeling of coming back to my dream institution to have the time of my life was blissful. However with college beginning again, there was also the fear of monotony of life -same old classes, same old assignments, same old fear of deadlines, and same old pressure from all sides.
But amidst all this, I could only think of one person whose life is nothing like mine or yours, or Sharmaji’s son. Yes, it is none other than – Sherlock Holmes! Mr. Holmes kept me entertained during the times of boredom; hence, I would like to thank him in my style. So, SH, I know I am no Irene Adler, but hey, I love you none the less.
Who is Sherlock Holmes
For those of my readers who do not know who Sherlock Holmes is, I would like to take this wonderful opportunity to make them meet him (virtually of course!).
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. SH is a London-based “consulting detective” whose abilities are not possessed by commoners, Holmes is known for his astute logical reasoning and exacting conclusions about people and incidents that enable him to solve all the cases. Although Sherlock Holmes is the lead of Conan Doyle’s stories, Dr. John Watson is the best supporting character.
Sherlock Holmes is also a British crime drama television series created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gattiss. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson.
Even though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the character of Sherlock, no one but Benedict Cumberbatch could have played this role better.
However, putting it simply, “Sherlock Holmes is not a psychopath, he is a high functioning sociopath!” (Oh yeah SH, I did my research.)
And since I loved watching the series, let’s take a look at whether the opportunity cost of watching this series was high or low. (Yes, I am an Economics student, padhai peechha hi nahi chhodti #IndianeducationSwag).
Why watch Sherlock Holmes (Popular Opinions)
Here’s a list of reasons why watching Sherlock Holmes is a brilliant idea (this list is based on opinions of SH’s fans from all over the world)
1. Greatest detective stories:
Even though one has no clue where the story is going to take a turn in the middle of an episode, at the end you just CANNOT NOT be amused how and from where Sherlock and Watson are able to solve these thrilling mysteries.
2. The Actors:
Not only do they best fit in their respective characters, they also complement each other. Each character from Sherlock Holmes to Mrs Hudson (Una Stubbs) plays its part in each others’ life perfectly.
3. Three episodes per season:
The fact that there are only three episodes per season makes it all the more interesting. They’re more like short films, being an hour and a half each. Anything less, though, and it wouldn’t be enough. The length is just long enough to really flesh out the stories and characters into a plausible situation and short enough to keep the suspense high the entire time.
4. It makes you feel smart:
Sherlock Holmes makes sure you think with him. All the loopholes, all the clues, every small glitch by the criminal; when Sherlock is thinking about them, so are you.
5. Lastly, NO ONE has watched the series and disliked it:
I need not elaborate on this point. Watch it, and you’d agree.
Why watch Sherlock Holmes (Author’s Opinions)
To be honest, watch Sherlock Holmes to enter into a world of mysteries, of thrill, of swiftness, of light humour and Sherlock’s heavy sarcasm and to fangirl over Benedict Cumberbatch!
Also watch it to be SHER LOCKed.
A Generous Tip
Do download the series after reading this article, or at least borrow it from your friends!
Even though Benedict Cumberbatch is every girl’s desire while watching all the episodes but, do not forget to keep an even more watchful eye on him in S02E01. ;)
I know you’d thank me for the above tips. Hahaha!
Views presented in the article are those of the author and not of ED.