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Sherlock

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    For Love of Benedict: Cumberbitches Fan Club Dedicated to 'Sherlock' Star

    Benedict Cumberbatch, star of the BBC's hit series "Sherlock," is his own one-man Beatle, apparently. A fan club called "The Cumberbitches" has formed, comprised of 37,000 members and obsessively dedicated to, in their words, the "high-cheekboned, blue-eyed sex bomb."

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    ...With a Modern-Day Twist! Nine Classics TV is Dragging into the Present

    Lately, there seems to be no easier shortcut to a TV series than taking a classic novel, character or tale and giving it a contemporary twist -- plus bonus points if the source material is in the public domain.

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    Lesser-Known But Just As Good: Some Other Danny Boyle Films

    Before Danny Boyle was famous, and not long before 28 Days Later came out, I interviewed him, and he said something incredible that I actually believed.  Looking back at his experience directing The Beach, a big-budget fiasco in which the studio insisted he use Leonardo Di Caprio rather th...

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    GREY MATTERS: What Is Sherlock Holmes Afraid Of?

    "Sherlock," Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’s present-day adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s century-old sleuthing stories, gives us two heroic figures struggling with, well, not much. But you wouldn’t know it to watch them, as the creators of the most recent version of "Doctor Who" conjure up one...

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    The Case for Benedict Cumberbatch as the Greatest On-Screen Sherlock

    Who is the greatest on-screen incarnation of Sherlock Holmes? It's a complicated question -- acting can be difficult enough to quantify even without the challenge of taking on the most frequently portrayed fictional character in the history of film and television. Each Holmes has had to compete ...

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    'Sherlock' and 8 Other Television Reinventions of Sherlock Holmes

    One of the reasons that "Sherlock," the BBC's delicious contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective stories, is such a pleasure is that it's a reinvention that's also logical and deeply faithful in spirit. Holmes, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, may be modern, but he's still...

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    'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch On the Sleuth's Sexuality and How His Own Stock Has Increased

    The BBC's "Sherlock," the popular and critically acclaimed modern day take on the iconic British sleuth, returns for a second season this Sunday on PBS (9pm ET) in the US. The three new feature-length episodes -- which find Holmes butting heads with his female counterpart Irene Adler (...

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    Sherlock Meets Bieber And Fifty Shades of Grey

    Downton Abbey is not the only buzz-worthy upscale/downscale gem from PBS’s Masterpiece this year. Season 2 of Sherlock, with Benedict Cumberbatch as the 21st century version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s ultra-rational hero, begins on Sunday with “A Scandal in Belgravia.” The ...

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    Preview the First Seven Minutes of the New "Sherlock" Online

    "Sherlock," the delightful BBC series that updates Arthur Conan Doyle's characters for the contemporary era -- Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) becomes a brilliant "high-functioning sociopath"; Watson (Martin Freeman) a wounded Afghanistan vet; people sometimes mistake them fo...

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