Benedict Cumberbatch



When Sherlock first came out in 2010, Husband tried watching a few episodes with me, but with a less-than-enthusiastic response. (“Jeremy Brett will always be the real Sherlock Holmes…”) Flash forward to his current interest in World War II and our recent viewing of Imitation Game, starring….Benedict Cumberbatch. This renewed his interest in “all things Cumberbatch” and we obtained Season One again via our local library. Unfortunately, with Husband’s inclination to fall asleep during movies no matter how enthralling, he labeled the episodes “hard to follow” and I fear I’ll be watching the rest of them on my own again…

A Promotional Poster of BBCs Sherlock with Cumberbatch and Freeman

Day 2 of the A-Z Challenge!


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25 Responses to Benedict Cumberbatch

  1. sharu4ever says:

    Aw, I’d give you awesome company. I love anything- Cumberbatch. And was that poll even necessary? He is the one true Sherlock with high-cheekbones, mystifying eyes and that killer coat with raised collars 😉

    P.S. The only other Sherlock I’ve seen was RDJ, but still.

    Looking forward to read your posts! 🙂

    Live Laugh Love with Sharu

  2. Jemima Pett says:

    He gets everywhere at the moment, which he should take advantage of while the going’s good. I liked him in Tinker Tailor, Soldier, Spy, because it was so easy to forget it was him. Marvellous remake, that. He was robbed of the Oscar for Imitation Game, though.


  3. I do like Ben as Sherlock but I have to admit I am hooked on Elementary!

  4. Nick Wilford says:

    I’m most familiar with Cumberbatch so I voted for him! Need to read/watch more Holmes.

  5. Cat says:

    Like him as Sherlock, I thought he was amazing as Stephen Hawking!

  6. Sylvia says:

    Such an amazing actor!

  7. Entrepreneurial Goddess says:

    Hello there.
    Being British, I’ve seen my fair share of Sherlocks, but Basil Rathbone is definitely my choice!

  8. Hello there.
    Being British, I’ve seen my fair share of Sherlocks, but Basil Rathbone is definitely my choice! Thanks for sharing.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

    • gapark says:

      Sorry this took so long for me to reply–your comment accidentally got sent to a spam folder. Wasn’t Basil R. the first Sherlock portrayed on the big screen? Maybe that has something to do with your preference?

  9. I’ve watched a few of the Benedict Sherlocks and can’t say I like how the character is portrayed as an anti-hero. He’s brilliant but too hard to like. Watson, on the other hand, is a more finely crafted character and much more interesting.

    A-to-Z Participant

  10. Benedict Cumberbatch is a beautiful man and a phenomenal actor!

  11. The current one here in the States is Elementary. Hubby loves it and I enjoy it, but it’s not my favorite show. I’ve read Sherlock Holmes, but haven’t watched the movies.
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  12. Birgit says:

    Although my favourite Sherlock is Robert Downey Jnr Benedict makes a great Sherlock and I love the series with him in it. I still have to see The Imitation Game but I know it is an excellent film and he is an excellent actor

  13. Liz A. says:

    Oh yes, I remember the Jeremy Brett series. On PBS, right?

  14. clicksclan says:

    My husband is a massive Sherlock Holmes fan so we’ve watched most of the different actors who played Holmes. Jeremy Brett is probably ‘the one’ for me. Then again, Benedict Cumberbatch is definitely a high-rating one for me as well.

    This post caught my eye because right now I’m reading Sherlock: Chronicles which is a behind the scenes look at the BBC series of Sherlock. It’s a good read. 🙂

    Cait @ Click’s Clan

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