What is it about the Shelock Holmes and Dr. Watson characters that makes them so enduring? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the characters back in the 1880's and they've made countless tv shows, radio dramas, movies, cartoons, stories, plays etc featuring that duo (or blatantly copied - the Doyle family still maintains rights to the characters even to this day).
I admit I have always liked the Sherlock Holmes character. His eccentricities are amusing, his deductive powers border on the supernatural, yet he is flawed too and suffered from egotism and also partook of cocaine and opium out of boredom. Screenwriters these days seem to like to focus on the question of why did Dr. Watson put up with all his crap?
Anyway, are you more of a classic Basil Rathbone Holmes fan or are you partial to Robert Downey Jr.'s portrayal?
Who are your favorite Sherlock Holmes?
Why do you think Sherlock Holmes resonates so strongly, even today?
Have you actually read any of the Sherlock Holmes stories written by Conan Doyle?
Is the world ready for a female Sherlock Holmes-ian character?