The most famous private detective
Sherlock Holmes is the main character of the BBC series Sherlock. This series is of course adapted from the famous novels of Arthur Conan Doyle but in a modern version taking place in the 21st century and thus taking advantage of modern technologies. In this version, Sherlock is a detective who regularly consults for the English police when they come across a particularly complicated or mysterious investigation. Sherlock is highly intelligent and considers himself a sociopath, even if we realize as the series progresses that he is more sensitive than he first appears. He is accompanied in his investigations by Doctor John Watson with whom he settles as roommates at the beginning of the series. He is an army doctor who has had a little trouble adapting to the return to civilian life. Their investigations are often inspired by existing Arthur Conan Doyle stories but brilliantly adapted to the modern world.