The first of three new SHERLOCK episodes runs tonight on PBS Masterpiece Mystery. A contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories, SHERLOCK is said to be a thrilling, funny, fast-paced adventure series set in present-day London.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as his loyal friend Dr. John Watson, Rupert Graves plays Inspector Lestrade, and most of the important details from Doyle's original books are in tact. The two heros live at the same address, have the same names and, somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting for them.
Tonight, in "A Study in Pink", Holmes and Watson meet for the first time, according to Omnimystery News. Watson is back in modern-day London after serving in the war in Afghanistan. His therapist, convinced that Watson is plagued by violent memories, urges him to express himself in a blog. But nothing much ever happens to Watson, and it's not that he's haunted by the war — he longs for it. Enter an eccentric roommate — one Sherlock Holmes. He plays the violin when he's thinking, sometimes doesn't talk for days, and has a dubious career as a self-described consulting detective.
When what appear to be serial suicide cases surface in London, a desperate Detective Inspector Lestrade reluctantly consults the freakish Sherlock. To Sherlock, a crime spree is like Christmas — only made better by the possibility that these crimes may be the work of a devious serial killer. The game is on, and before it is over, Sherlock will put his life on the line — all to keep from being bored to death.