Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking

sherlock holmes and the case of the silk stockingLong before Benedict came along, Rupert Everett starred in a one-shot 2004 television film, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking. There are certain celebrities I have trouble watching their work because of their personal lives. Everett’s always been a favorite of mine, however in the past ten years or so his whining about aging, homophobia in Hollywood and his inappropriate comments on gay marriage and parenting have made me wish he’d just go somewhere and count his money. Of course much of what he says is true, but it’s hard to feel sorry for someone who can’t acknowledge and appreciate his privilege while he fights for social justice. All that aside, I thought he did very well as Sherlock and absolutely paved the way for the most recent incarnation. Rupert balanced the perfect combination of genius and drug addict, something not many Sherlock adaptations bravely embrace. And an extra added treat – Michael Fassbender appears in a supporting role, a few years after Band of Brothers and a few years before Hunger. I always hoped for more from this – a series. In the end, it’s been nice revisiting Everett’s Sherlock. I remembered liking it very much and time and my memory for once fall in tandem. 4 out of 5 for Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking.

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