...but this series has really changed my mind. I sat down to watch the first episode when it was originally aired, with a certain reluctance. I wasn't expecting to enjoy it, but I couldn't have been more mistaken.
The real strength of this series is it's casting. Benedict Cumberbatch is superb as a modern day Holmes, proving he is certainly one to watch. The chemistry between himself and Martin Freeman is a joy to watch, with the way they really bounce off each other and create a believable partnership. One exception to the rule is the casting of the third episodes villain. I wasn't too impressed, and what's with the accent!?
The script is sharp and concise, yet full of personality (as to be expected from 'Doctor Who' writer Stephen Moffat, and 'League of Gentlemen's' Mark Gatiss) and the way it has been brought bang up to date is inspired.
I'd strongly recommend this series to anyone who hasn't seen it, and to do it quick before the new series shows early next year!