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The short life of BBC's new version of Sherlock was sweet indeed, but painfully short. Three ninety minute episodes were just enough to feel excited about a new viewing habit and had me Googling frantically for more information about the original characters and stories when, alas, it ended. Now I might to have resort to reading the books...

All three episodes were wonderful, though episodes one and three were particularly scintillating. A Study in Pink introduced a twenty-first century Sherlock who pouts, texts and dresses well and a Dr Watson who admires, admonishes and blogs.  The Great Game introduced Arch criminal Moriarty as Graham Norton gone bad, and more generally messed with your mind.

If Sherlock were alive today, he probably would not be an RSA fellow, if only because of his sociopathic tendencies. However, in this series he certainly said lots of things that resonated with RSA projects. (The following quotes are from memory, and not verbatim.)

1) Social Brain: "I am not a psychopath. I am a highly functioning sociopath. Do your research!"

2) Connected Communities "A homeless eyes and ears across London"

3) Education- What should everyone know?

"Who cares if the earth goes around the sun. If it went around the moon it wouldn't make any difference!"

Bring on the second series!


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