Category: TV Mysteries
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss, Rupert Graves, Una Stubbs, Andrew Scott, Vinette Robinson

Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law aren't the only actors giving Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous crime-solvers Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson a modern-day makeover. Over in Britain, thespians Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman (both on the verge of mainstream explosion; the latter headlining Peter Jackson's The Hobbit in December) have given the characters a similar Bourne-esque reinvigoration, one made with the same glossy approach employed by director Guy Ritchie in his Hollywood blockbusters: turn Holmes and Watson into renegade action heroes. And, guess what? It works quite well here.