I rarely go back and rewatch TV or movies.
But the 2010 to 2017 modern-day London adaptation of Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Watson has stayed on my mind.
It was the first major television series I can recall that used YouTube editing techniques to tell the story.
It’s even more impressive considering how poor the digital video software was over those years. They used Avid Media Composer.
Today the most popular software packages are:
Fast paced, irreverent, funny. Cumberbatch is perfect as the brilliant high functioning sociopath.
Amanda Abbington, Freeman’s then-real life partner, plays Mary Morstan, Watson’s girlfriend and eventual wife. A nice touch. They have 2 children together.
First time around I was a bit disappointed in his archenemy Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott) — but that weird performance seemed better to me on second watching.
Of course everyone would love to see more episodes, but it seems unlikely.
For one thing, the season 4 was good, but inferior to all the preceding episodes.
Here’s a montage on Vimeo of some of the video editing techniques.
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