Yep, yep, yep, yep, yep. When somebody tries to base a movie on a book it just. . . I don't know, it loses something along the way.
I haven't even seen it. . . I keep hearing people say that it's so amazing, but I'm rather weary of it, myself.
Seriously though, coming from a Sherlock Holmes snob, the Jeremy Brett series was really good.
Apparently Jeremy Brett became Sherlock Holmes, on stage and off. He started getting into moods, he completely cut off his love life, he gained the cat-like movement of Holmes. . . Essentially his entire personality was devoured by the role.
But damn if he isn't the most amazing person I have ever seen portray Sherlock Holmes.
My god, you haven't read any of the books?!
You can get the entire collection as a large leather-bound book from B&N. 20$.
I totally, and entirerly, recommend that you do.
Seriously, the books are way better then the RDJ movies.
To the point that, having read the books first, I can't really watch and enjoy any movies/shows of Sherlock Holmes, merely because very few people can do justice to his name, or the series. The only people that I have enjoyed as Holmes would be Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Downey Jr., and Jeremy Brett.
Well, there are sixty Doyle stories out there, so I really need to get started. I've read pieces of a few of the books online, but haven't bought anything yet. I really want to buy all sixty in physical form so I can complete my collection of Holmes stuff.