Best Netflix TV Shows: Sherlock
The premise shouldn’t work. The idea of Sherlock Holmes in the modern era is almost as easy to dismiss as the idea of bringing him back in the 22nd Century. It seems impossible.
But, as Holmes himself said, “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains … must be the truth.” And the truth is it works. The BBC’s Sherlock is one of the best Netflix TV shows.
Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Holmes every bit as impressive and annoying as he would be in the real world: Capable of remarkable feats of observation and deduction, and not at all above humiliating you with his intelligence. And Martin Freeman’s easily-flustered-but-always-capable Watson counterbalances him marvelously. And while the plot revolves around the mysteries, the relationship between Holmes and Watson is far more compelling.
Not only is Sherlock one of the best Netflix TV shows, it’s also easy to get through. The first two seasons are only three 90-minute episodes long, which will get you caught up in time for the just-released season three to come out on DVD and, eventually, Netflix.