I'm surprised that this series isn't being actively discussed. Have I missed the thread? I did a search. I've just finished watching the final episode of season 2 (each season has been 3 episodes). This one was based on The Final Solution (I think that's the name of the original story) and even though the ending was expected, I was riveted to the screen watching this episode. Writing, directing, acting are all top notch. Holmes and Watson are well cast. The producers have done a remarkable job updating the canon to current day. They've kept the faith but have shown they are quite willing to change things up a lot. In some ways I find the new Holmes to be even more socially inept and socially abrasive than the Jeremy Brett Holmes. They seem to be mining more humor out of that. So far, his addition has been tobacco and not cocaine. When it's come up, it's been humorous. It seems I've read or heard somewhere that one of the American networks is going to have their own modern day Holmes in the coming season and Watson will be female. I vaguely recollect that the producers of the BBC series aren't too happy about it.