A couple of years ago, after being somewhat disappointed with the Sherlock Holmes movies staring Robert Downey (they were good, but they were action movies, not really mysteries), I belatedly started reading the Sherlock Holmes Canon. It is, obviously, brilliant. There have been literally hundreds of Sherlock Holmes versions put on film and video and NONE is better than the BBC’s present day version of Holmes and Watson, Sherlock. The series 2 (or as we in the U.S. would call it season 2) premier was on PBS’s Masterpiece: Mystery Sunday night. Please go right now to Netflix or PBS.com and watch it. Really go, I’ll wait. … still waiting … still waiting …Well, was I right? It was brilliant wasn’t it. While the Guy Richie movies are about cut scenes and action, this is about real drama, character development and solving mysteries. Sherlock stars the man with the most English name ever, Benedict Cumberbatch as the consulting detective, and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson. Watson’s back story as a British army doctor returning from Afghanistan is a great modern spin on the long suffering sidekick. The stories ring true to the original novels and short stories on which they are based, without being slavishly tied to them. Holmes uses modern tech exactly how you would expect him to, and not only are the crimes he solves interesting, the development of the friendship between Holmes and Watson grows more interesting through the series. This Sunday at 9, do yourself a favor and make sure you watch Sherlock: The Hounds of Baskerville, on PBS, as the show takes on Holmes most famous case.