Over the course of last week, I managed to binge watch all of the series “Sherlock”, directed by Paul McGuigan and Toby Haynes. Based upon the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the show explores the adventures of renowned detective Sherlock Holmes (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and his friend Dr. John Watson (played by Martin Freeman).
As the series goes on, it becomes evident how close of a bond the two men form, and as the crimes become more challenging, the pair manage to stick together and get through it. The script was very well crafted down to the most minute details. The directors have done an amazing job in portraying Sherlock’s genius with his intriguing methods to solve crimes. For example, in the final episode, Sherlock, at his childhood home, must find the well John is in, to save him from drowning in it. To do so, he uses the dates on the graves in front of the house to decipher the code in a song, leading him to the well, saving John’s life. The level of thought put into the show’s content and the symbols used to portray it, from a director’s point of view, truly amazes me. I hope to achieve this level of thought and ingenuity in the content I create in future.