Monday, January 30, 2012

Sherlock - Modern Day London

I'm a bit of a Sherlock Holmes nerd. I have the complete set of Conan Doyle's original works. I also have heard a bit about the new series on the BBC, but haven't watched any of it. Until last night, when I found the first trilogy on netflix. I didn't know that it was set in modern day London. As a city nerd, I quite liked the way London becomes a character itself, as often many of the great cities of the world do when they're established specifically as the setting, not for convenience nor a Fleming/Bond sort of glamorous jet-setting novelty factor. Those places tend to be flat. There is no life behind the glitz. A mere stage set. The places doesn't live, and breathe, and pulsate, which I feel the creators of this capture in the opening montage: