This month we are talking about our favorite characters, and I find myself following on Dee’s mention of Benedict Cumberbatch because my favorite is hands down is Sherlock Holmes.
Yes, I know, Sherlock is not the typical romance hero, but he encompasses many traits that I love to see in a romance lead. Think about it – intelligence, arrogance, but fiercely loyal to his friends and family, even if he doesn’t like to show it. And his love for Irene Adler is all encompassing. You can’t ask for more than that in a man.
What I think I love more than anything is the juxtaposition between Sherlock’s intelligence and his drug addition failing. The price he pays for being able to see everything…is being able to see everything.
What a fascinating problem to have, and one that I think the modern versions of Sherlock Holmes are doing an excellent job of playing up.
I’m a huge fan of both Sherlock and Elementary and their different takes on not only Sherlock but also Watson (and I LOVE Lucy Lu as Watson). But my love for the character came back in the 80s and Jeremy Brett’s version of the detective. It was after that show that I read all the books and fell in love with him.
Plus…the erotic writer in me can’t help but appreciate the BDSM angle you could take with a man who is wound this tight. Something that the Elementary writers have hinted at with Johnny Lee Miller’s character.
And here’s a picture of Robert Downy Jr. because his Holmes ushered in a renewed interest in Sherlock.