Talking about the top ranking British TV series, Sherlock will be definitely on the list. According to statistics provided by Youku.com, the video website where the TV program was initially released with Chinese subtitles, viewership for Sherlock's third season premiere totaled 89.73 million people, making it one of the most popular TV shows on the web.
The BBC-produced videos are based on the classic detective stories in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, and yet this time the setting is moved from the 19th century to the 21st century. The actors portraying the protagonists, Holmes and Dr. Watson, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, have become new favorites for young people.
这部电视剧由英国广播公司（BBC）出品，内容改编自亚瑟•柯南•道尔的《福尔摩斯探案集》里的经典推理故事，不过这次故事背景从19世纪换成了21世纪。扮演主角福尔摩斯（Holmes）和华生医生（Dr.Watson）的分别是本尼迪克特•康伯巴奇（Benedict Cumberbatch）和马丁•弗里曼（Martin Freeman），他们现在都是中国年轻人心目中的新晋男神。