Not your typical detective series - it's better!
To be honest, I "wanted to hate" this show. A modern Sherlock Holmes? Really? The idea didn't impress me the least. I had sky-high standards - which the show met.
First of all, I am impressed how similar the show is to the original stories despite the fact that it's set in modern day. Like in the original stories Watson has just come home from Afghanistan, and this is the first time anyone has captured Holmes' and Watson's first meeting. The humour is brilliant, the plot twists are breathtaking, and you really fall in love with the actors. Cumberbatch and Freeman make the perfect match for this. I think this show also captures their unique friendship in a very graceful way. 5 stars, definitively!