Crowning the Better Holmes & Watson

Sherlock Holmes. The name used to invoke a feeling of mystery, of sleuthing, that perhaps, somewhere, the game is afoot.

Now, hearing “Sherlock Holmes” tends to prompt the question, “Which one are you talking about?” And that’s a perfectly valid thing to ask—there are two current TV incarnations of him. (Yes, there’s also the film version portrayed by Robert Downey, Jr., but we’re going to focus here on the small-screen varieties.)

So, which TV show provides the better Holmes & Watson? They each have their merits, and Sherlock Holmes fans are divided. We thought we’d compare different elements of each show, lay out the evidence, and finally deduce a winner.

 

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