Have you ever wondered what Sherlock Holmes would be like if he lived today? What tools and technology he would use in his investigations? How a personality like his would be viewed by others in contemporary society? Last Wednesday, as part of the One Book, One Michiana program, Notre Dame hosted a screening of Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Pink, the first episode of a new BBC series about Sherlock Holmes set in the 21st century. I had never seen this TV series before or heard much about it, so I didn’t know what to expect, but the idea seemed kind of weird to me. So I was surprised to say the least how much I enjoyed it. It was funny, suspenseful, well-acted, and relevant. The show also proves that the appeal of Conan Doyle’s characters transcends the charm of the Victorian setting. The professor who introduced the screening said that some elements of the stories’ continuing appeal might be deduction and friendship, but he thought there was more to it than that. If you are interested in any of the questions raised above, I highly recommend watching Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Pink. We have the DVD of the first season at SJCPL. Click here to check for availability. If you have seen it or do get a chance to watch, I’d love to know if you think the Sherlock Holmes stories remain appealing in a 21st century setting and if so, what do you think makes them so appealing?