"We’re ranking Sherlock Holmes performances. One hundred of them. Not Sherlock
Holmes adaptations, but the representations within them of Sherlock Holmes
himself. Now, you might think that you know the best Sherlock Holmes, but as
the man himself has said, “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has
data.” I have just watched one hundred different portrayals of Sherlock Holmes.
I have the data. And now it’s time to theorize. Even, to deduce.
There are so many excellent and varied takes on Sherlock Holmes. Please know
that ranking them was very, very hard to do, and while I took lot of pleasure
in researching and writing this piece, I took no pleasure in making any of the
decisions. In fact, this was the hardest list I have ever had to put together.
Hardly, if you’ll pardon the phrase, elementary."
Via Esther Schindler, who wrote "Olivia Rutigliano ranks the 100 best, worst,
and strangest Sherlock Holmes portrayals of all time. This listicle is FAR
more entertaining than you are expecting."
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