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Sherlock Showdown: Benedict Cumberbatch Vs. Robert Downey Jr.

A sociopathic showdown for the modern age: after three seasons on one side and two movies on the other...who's the best Sherlock?

In January, Sherlock Holmes took over the world again as the BBC aired the third season of Sherlock. Millions of people throughout the world watched the new series either as it aired in their country - or maybe through a live stream - to be one of the first to watch it on British time.

No matter the way, it was watched by nearly ten million viewers, and held consistently high ratings throughout the three-episode season. However, now that it€™s February and the hype of the episodes has died down a bit, it€™s time to reflect on what we all just saw on television and think about other adaptations of Sherlock. Obviously, the big one to compare Sherlock BBC to is Elementary, but people forget that there was a Sherlock before these two shows became popular. In the hype that Elementary and BBC Sherlock has brought, we€™ve forgotten the two movies that came before them, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock and Jude Law as Watson. Since Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch are favourite actors for many, let€™s take a look at how these two measure up when it comes to being everyone€™s favourite high-functioning sociopath.
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I'm currently attending my local college while trying to figure out who I am. I love Doctor Who, Sherlock, really any BBC show. I've also been told I'm a bit of a nerd. Specifically, a theatre nerd.