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Wednesday, January 16 2013

The Best TV Shows of 2012

Thanks to imports and cable channel choices, the year in TV was very interesting indeed. Where else can classical detectives meet with their updated complements, or sullen 20-somethings smirk at their ancient societal/criminal betters? Oh, and don't forget squid.


Wednesday, August 29 2012

Steam-Powered Hard Drive: Sherlock Holmes As Modern Superhero From 1887-2012

As the world continues to celebrate Sherlock Holmes, PopMatters takes readers on a tour of the famous fictional phenomenon that spans books, radio, television and films.


Sunday, May 20 2012

Tea with 'Sherlock': Investigating the Investigators

BBC's Sherlock has crossed the pond for the second time to find a lively, if not exactly raging, fanbase waiting. Why is it now that the idea of a reinventing Sherlock Holmes is suddenly so alluring?


Tuesday, April 26 2011

Celebrity and the Celebration of Art: The Transformation of Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch’s body of work is impressive. So what has previously prevented his transformation from a highly talented, sought-after actor to bona fide international celebrity?


Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best TV Shows of 2010

Running the gamut from the ever-present to the new and novel, PopMatters' TV picks prove that, as a medium, the small screen challenges the big at every entertainment (and aesthetic) level.


Columns

Wednesday, June 12 2013

The Way We Watch Television: 'Sherlock' By the Numbers

A survey of Sherlock fans supports what broadcasters have long suspected: international viewers won't wait for new episodes on cable when the Internet is oh, so close to home.


Tuesday, March 5 2013

Finding Uniqueness in the Otherwise Mundane on the Sets of 'Sherlock' and 'Wizard vs. Aliens'

Designing a web site for Sherlock dominatrix Irene Adler, or developing Wizard vs. Aliens’ alien language, is all in a day’s work for artist/designer Dale Jordan Johnson.


Thursday, May 24 2012

Sherlock Holmes, Dirk Gently and the Case of the Eccentric Detective

With two TV shows returning Arthur Conan Doyle's creation to our screens, Sherlock Holmes has never seemed more influential. But for the good of detective fiction, it might be time to look elsewhere for our unorthodox investigators...


Reviews

Tuesday, February 11 2014

'Sherlock' and the Case of the Changing, Challenging Identities

The third season of Sherlock becomes much more meta and challenges the very concept of who Sherlock Holmes is, and suggests change is indeed in the (east) wind.


Tuesday, May 22 2012

Brainy is the New Sexy: 'Sherlock Season Two'

Irene Adler aptly deduces that “Brainy is the new sexy.” Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes and the second season of Sherlock are just that--as well as increasingly popular around the world.


Friday, October 22 2010

'Sherlock' Series One

In Sherlock, the times have changed, but the symbiotic relationship between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson remains the same.


Blogs

Friday, March 25 2011

'Episodes': The Transnational Televisual Extravaganza

As with so many trends, the increasing prevalence of transnational television is either a building block in a utopian post-national society enabled by the democratising power of new media, or the inevitable by-product of the audience fragmentation and personal atomisation occasioned by new media.


Friday, December 3 2010

'Sherlock' Is Divorced from Reality, Yet Deeply In-Tune with an Irresistible Alternate Reality

The modern Sherlock Holmes is so compelling because he is a modern intellectual appealing to audiences who, for the most part, live in a world dissociated from intellectualism.


Monday, October 11 2010

It's Technology, My Dear Watson: Sherlock for the 21st Century

The famous detective now texts and surfs the net while Watson writes a blog. This is not your mother's Sherlock Holmes.


Wednesday, August 4 2010

The Game Is On: The BBC Series 'Sherlock' Adapts Holmes and Watson for 2010

Hardly relics of the British Empire, this Holmes and Watson are thoroughly modern men thriving in our fast-paced, modern world.


News

Monday, May 14 2012

TV’s ‘Sherlock’ widens viewers’ familiarity with British actor

LOS ANGELES — If the title character of television’s “Sherlock” ever went looking for Hollywood’s Holmes, it would be the quickest case in the


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