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There have been quite a few Sherlock Holmeses in my life.

My very first Holmes was actually Hercule Poirot making a silly joke. He examines a crime scene, then announces to Hastings that the murder was committed by a left-handed redhead who had spent many months at sea (or something - I don't actually remember), and when Hastings cried "Poirot???" he grinned and, basically, told Hastings off for expecting Sherlock Holmes to be real.

My second experience of Holmes was, again, Agatha Christie being silly. Tommy Beresford was doing his best Holmes impression, and playing the violin very badly, while making observations that were slightly off the mark.

I never really got the impression that Christie was very keen on Doyle's stories, somehow.

Since then, I have encountered many, many versions of Sherlock Holmes, including:
- the original novels
- Young Sherlock Holmes
- the black and white movies (or at least one of them)
- Basil the Great Mouse Detective
- Dr House
- RDJ's steampunky Holmes movies
- Sherlock
- Elementary

And, oh boy, do I have opinions.

my feels, let me tell you them )
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Suspect is interviewed by the police, speaking with a perfect American accent.

Suspect is revealed to be French criminal in disguise.

Their disguise revealed, suspect now smugly starts declaring that they're going to get away with the crime - in French-accented English.



It's just...

*sighs*

My German accent is very good. And rather Bavarian. I don't go around talking in more Aussie sounding German just so I can tip off all the Germans that I'm a foreigner. Someone who can speak in another language with a good accent isn't going to switch to a clumsy foreign accent just for funsies.*



* Unless you are Hercule Poirot, who does just that.
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I am rather besotted by Elementary at the moment.

It's a crime show, which I like. It's also almost the first iteration of Sherlock Holmes I've seen where he isn't an arsehole.

My knowledge of the books is very limited. Most of what I know about the character is from Sherlock Holmes (RDJ), Sherlock, House, and Elementary. I have differing levels of affection for all the aforementioned - but Elementary is the first I've seen where Holmes's rudeness is purely from pragmatism, rather than because he actually gets a kick out of offending people.

(Also, it's really fun.)

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