When Dr. Watson lost his mojo: Haaretz talks to BBC’s ‘Sherlock’ co-creator
Mark Gatiss explains how the pipe-smoking 19th century sleuth was transformed into a high-tech, nicotine-patched, sexually ambiguous icon
Sherlock Holmes, hero of the television series “Sherlock,” is a 21st-century man. He becomes an Internet sensation thanks to Dr. Watson, who recounts his exploits in a popular blog. The detective in the long coat and raised collar sends reams of text messages from his mobile phone and tries to kick the smoking habit by means of nicotine patches. But with all the changes the original character has...
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