It’s Elementary (Grammar), My Dear Watson


In 2010, the BBC introduced a new Sherlock Holmes series, with a young, contemporary hero. I’ve watched only part of one episode, but I like what I see. And I didn’t expect to. Season one is currently available on Netflix.

I discovered it thanks to the clip below, which was posted on one of the writing blogs I follow — the Mighty Red Pen. In this scene, Holmes displays two of the characteristics that make him one of literature’s most memorable characters: his incisive brilliance and his insufferable arrogance.

If you watch this and find yourself applauding Holmes’s behavior, I suggest you read this article I posted previously. That’s not to say you shouldn’t find it amusing — just not, I hope, inspiring.


I saw that last line coming; did you?


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Brian WaskoBrian is the founder and president of One of his passions is to teach young people how to write better.View all posts by Brian Wasko

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