Very late to the party. I foolishly resisted the series because I didn’t see how the concept could possibly work, but a friend finally convinced me to give it a shot. Finished S1 and just starting the second.
Forgive me if some of this has been discussed but I don’t have the time to read 400+ old posts :)
For the most part I like the updating of canon and the twists to the classic stories. I do have a few quibbles, however. The actor playing Watson seems too young for the part (or maybe he’s just baby-faced). Lestrade is too eager to welcome Holme’s help. As I recall, in the books he barely tolerated him.
My biggest gripe is that Moriarty is too manic. He’s supposed to be the Napoleon of crime, not a Batman villain.