Yes, I did read all of the Sherlock Holmes’ stories when I was a kid. What was I supposed to do? We didn’t have cable and I was virtually an only child stranded in the boring suburbs.
British colonization definitely influenced our parents’ taste in literature and cinema. Besides Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, we had Louisa May Alcott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, The Arabian Nights, and Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Roman Holiday, Hitchcock films, and Cary Grant films were suggested as choices for movies.
I find BBC’s rendition of Sherlock Holmes to be a tad prolonged (tighter editing to a 50-minute plotline would help), with stellar performances by Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Andrew Scott (Moriarty). I’m looking forward to viewing Season 3 on Netflix.