Sherlock Holmes Character Traits

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Sherlock Holmes has become a legendary character, appearing first in the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the character of Holmes has been adapted into many modern day television shows. A very prominent show on television today is the Sherlock Holmes show that is aired by BBC. Another, more obscure, t.v. show is Lie to Me, which aired on Fox. The BBC’s Sherlock better embodies the essence of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock stories through the personality of the main character, their use of observational skills, and the Holmes/Watson dynamic.
The Sherlock Holmes series is loved by many, airing on BBC. The series is based off the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. So far, three seasons have aired, and two more planned. The show features Sherlock Holmes and John Watson working together in modern London to solve crimes. On the other hand, Lie to Me is a spinoff on the character of Sherlock that Doyle created, that aired on Fox.
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Both main characters in these series have a “sidekick” to balance their abrupt personalities. Like the Doyle stories, BBC’s Sherlock has John Watson, mainly to balance his disorganized, erratic behavior. Watson is the singular friend that Sherlock possesses, and is really the only one that has the ability to look past Holme’s peculiarities and see the positive qualities he acquires. Contrastly, Dr. Lightman has Dr. Gillian Foster, for the sole purpose of counteracting his abrupt rudeness. Dr. Foster is the calm, gentle presence in the office, and gives the more sympathetic, motherly approach when working with possible suspects and victims. Like the original stories, Dr. Foster is the secondary character that is necessary to balance the character flaws of the

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