Co-creators and co-writers, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, discuss/tease the second series of Sherlock that goes into production in May 2011. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Martin Freeman (Watson).
“You take this cold, remarkable, difficult, dangerous, borderline psychopath man, and you wonder what might have happened to him had he not met his best friend, a friend that no one would have put him with – this solid, dependable, brave, big-hearted war hero. I think people fall in love, not with Sherlock Holmes or with Dr. Watson, but with their friendship. I think it is the most famous friendship in fiction, without a doubt.”- Steven Moffat
Q: Are you being asked all the time when the Doctor and your Sherlock Holmes will meet up?
A: I think everyone who’s passing me in the streets is suggesting that at the moment. I think there are problems of doing that, because then you would say that Sherlock Holmes lives in the same world as the Doctor, and there are Daleks and all sorts of things. If a Sherlock Holmes story depends on time travel being impossible, it’s quite hard if he’s a personal friend of the Doctor’s, isn’t it?
Logic or not, my hopes and dreams have just been slightly crushed.
Sherlock 1x01 — A Study in Pink Film: 5/5 - Directing: 5/5 - Cinematography: 5/5 - Musical Score: 5/5
I’m several months late to the game but AT LEAST I’VE ARRIVED to finally fully appreciate all this flawlessness in BBC’s Sherlock. I don’t have much to say other than it was BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were absolutely superb (THEIR CHEMISTRY PUTS RDJ AND JUDE LAW TO SHAME. TO SHAAAME), and they’re aided by some of the smartest, funniest, most masterful bits of writing I’ve ever seen on BBC. I can’t even wrap my head around how perfectly they worked this; I mean, these are characters and references built into the mythology of an entire country, and yet watching this now, I’m starting to believe that THIS IS THE ONLY SHERLOCK AND WATSON EVER WORTH HAVING. PERIOD, CASE CLOSED, END OF STORY.