Sherlock S01E01 - A Study in Pink
When I found out Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss were doing a series together, I let out a little fangirly squeal.
This gem of a first episode was written by Steven Moffat; the man credited for writing one of the most noted episodes of Doctor Who, “Blink”. In this modern take on Sherlock Holmes, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) plays a wonderfully believable, highly functioning sociopath and Martin Freeman (Watson) an awkward Afghan war veteran suffering from PTSD.
I liked this very much. The dialogue was quick and witty without losing the audience. The modern setting added an extra dimension and depth to the story. And there was good chemistry. But what I liked most about it was the cinematography. For a lack of a better word, it was pretty. Really pretty.