The Humanity of Sherlock Holmes, Part 2

Earlier this week, I began my endeavor to prove my reasons for admiring BBC's TV Sherlock Holmes. I continue it here. Duality (continued).  While discussing Moriarty's victims, Sherlock says to Watson, "Would caring about them help to save them?" (The Great Game). And yet, when Holmes plays his violin, clearly brokenhearted after Irene Adler’s disappearance, I felt his brilliant mind meeting his breaking heart, and the…


The Humanity of Sherlock Holmes, Part 1

I, like many around the world, have fallen under Sherlock's enchantment. Specifically Sherlock as portrayed in the BBC’s Sherlock, which has finished its second season. Ahem, this post will not dwell on the high cheekbones of Benedict Cumberbatch, just FYI.  I'll leave that to Irene Adler. The mystery I want to unlock: What makes Sherlock so compelling?  I've narrowed it down to a few possible causes.…


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