He’s pretty flexible for a 125-year-old.
Robert Downey Jr. made Sherlock Holmes an action hero. “House” borrowed his best aspects for a medical drama. A potential CBS drama would transport him to New York.
Then there’s “Sherlock” (9 p.m. Sunday, KLVX-TV, Channel 10).
A modern-day Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) whose exploits are chronicled by a blogging Watson (Martin Freeman) sounds like the stuff of bad community theater.
Yet, somehow, it’s a remarkably faithful, funny adaptation that breathes new life into the Holmes legend.
In doing so, it makes so much of the rest of TV seem, as they say, elementary.
– CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE