Wednesday, January 16 2013
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
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
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
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
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.
Wednesday, June 12 2013
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
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
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...
Tuesday, February 11 2014
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
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
In Sherlock, the times have changed, but the symbiotic relationship between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson remains the same.
Friday, March 25 2011
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
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
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
Hardly relics of the British Empire, this Holmes and Watson are thoroughly modern men thriving in our fast-paced, modern world.
Monday, May 14 2012
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