The first episode of Houdini and Doyle aired May 2, 2016, on Fox at 8pm CST.
This is perfect timing me to edit and republish content that first appeared on Persona Paper, June 8, 2015.
Two real life people that have always intrigued me:
- Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926), well-known magician; and
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930), noted author of Sherlock Holmes.
◊ Fox ordering TV series about Sherlock Holmes author | ew.com
The two links above are entertainment history markers now.
Had heard that Ian McKellen (played the wizard “Gandalf” in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy) was going to be cast to play an elderly Sherlock Holmes. The latest brew haha is that the Doyle Estate is suing over copyright violations. Found two links of interest pertaining to that entertainment news.
◊ ‘ Mr. Holmes’ Lawsuit: Arthur Conan Doyle Estate Sues Bill Condon & Distributors | deadline.com
◊ Mr Holmes and the strange case of the alleged copyright infringement | guardian.com
At any rate, scouring the Internet for feedback and opinions about this new TV series and sharing a link to one of the reviews that pretty much expresses my 1st impression as well.
To sum up the IGN review? Some entertainment value, but shallow characters.
Oh my! Can you spell disappointing?
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Oh well! Here is a fascinating read that won't disappoint. It's about how the friendship between Houdini and Doyle dissolved.
The clash between the champions of scientific skepticism and supernaturalism.
English: Portrait of Arthur conan doyle by Sidney Paget.c. 1890 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)