Discovering Sherlock Holmes

by A Cool Person
(West Branch, Michigan, the USA)

The very first time I read one of Sherlock's adventures was about 5 years ago, in 6th grade.

Obviously, I knew the name of the famous consulting detective (I mean, who doesn't at least know his name?), but it was in 6th grade that we did a mystery unit in my English class.

The unit included reading and watching The Adventure of the Speckled Band. I found it rather interesting at the time, but the interest faded shortly after we finished the unit.

Fast forwarding to a few months or so ago, I saw that the YouTube channel, The Hillywood Show, was in the process of filming a Sherlock parody based on the series Sherlock on BBC. Before that, I had seen some blogs on Tumblr posting about BBC's Sherlock, and I had been somewhat interested. But it's when I saw that one of my favorite YouTube channels was doing a parody of it, that I decided I had to see what the hype was about.

So, well, then I watched the series on Netflix and got completely hooked! Watching that show reminded me of that mystery portion from 6th grade and I felt inspired to read all of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes stories!

I read them all and now I've even gotten quite hooked on to the older films/episodes, especially Granada's couple of series. (Side note: Jeremy Brett = Sherlock Holmes :D)

So that's my story. I have no regrets about it except that it took so long for me to realize how great the stories and characters are. I really didn't appreciate them until these past few months. Thanks for reading all this.

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Sep 09, 2016
It's funny how these things happen
by: Meghashyam

I resonated with how you learnt about Sherlock Holmes in 6th grade and then forgot about him for a while. This same thing happened to me in 7th grade - I read all the stories, loved them - and then forgot about Holmes for 12 years!

And then, when I re-read the stories after more than a decade, I discovered so many amazing things I had ignored when I was young.

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