Last weekend, the husband and I started watching Sherlock on Netflix. It has been around for a while----looks like it came out in 2010! But we just heard of it from a friend and have watched 2 episodes which are pretty much movie length, so that keeps us from watching the entire series in just a weekend.
It's a PG-13 show that is dark, and maybe a bit too intense for younger kids. (We generally subscribe to the rule that PG-13 means you might be able to watch it when you're 16---though there are exceptions to that) My 13 yo could watch this with no problem. The dialog is quick, and you have to pay attention or you'll miss the sexual innuendos that are questionable. That said, they're probably all murder mysteries, so there's that dilemma, too. However, our children aren't watching them with us; it's just us, enjoying some quiet time together during the weekend.
The writers are involved with Dr. Who, so it reminds me very much of that show with the fast pace, quick dialog, and just the general look of the sets. And Meg will walk into the room and say, Oh, hey, that's so and so from Dr. Who. Or, that's Bilbo from The Hobbit, while we are scratching our heads trying to figure out who the actors are. Interestingly, both Holmes and Watson are in The Hobbit.
One of my favorite parts of the show is how Sherlock deduces things about people almost instantaneously, and he's almost always right. Are there really people out there who are so attentive and quick-thinking? Or is it his Super Power?
If you like mysteries, you might find Sherlock an interesting diversion. I started to say "fun," though it's not a particularly lighthearted show.
Did you watch anything good this weekend? Tell me what's good on Netflix or at the theaters!