Tuesday Tunes – “Sinnerman” (from the BBC show “Sherlock”)

Thanks to a trial subscription to Amazon Prime (which we subsequently upgraded to a full membership), we have been able to watch a bunch of shows online that we’ve really been wanting to see.

One of those shows is the delightful BBC series “Sherlock“, a fast-paced, contemporary retelling of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. If you haven’t had a chance to see it, I highly recommend it – both of the gentlemen who portray Holmes and Watson work very well off of each other; the casting for the series is top-notch.

Benedict Cumberbatch (whose voice will make you melt) is absolutely riveting as a modern-day Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman does a marvelous job as his put-upon sidekick John Watson. Rupert Graves (who has been a favorite actor of mine since seeing him in 1985’s “A Room With a View“) has a recurring part as Inspector LeStrade, and Andrew Scott is spot-on perfect as Holmes’ criminally psychotic, brilliant arch-nemesis Moriarty.

I just loved the use of the Nina Simone song “Sinnerman” in “The Reichenbach Fall” episode that ended Season 2 – the frenetic pace of the song meshed perfectly with the action on the screen. I’ve included two different videos – the first is a truncated version of the song as seen on the series, the second is a longer version which features a montage of shots of the Moriarty character:

(“Sinnerman” by Nina Simone is only available in a CD format)

About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, over-the-hill, happily-married mother of 4 daughters. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....
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