The modern adaptation just goes to show how brilliant the stories really are, as they have the same effect even when told across time. The characterizations, acting, lighting, and cinematography are all wonderful. (The acting particularly-- I freaked out when I realized whom else Sherlock has played! Also, he and Watson are both cast in The Hobbit!)
The best part? It's all on Netflix instant play. However, there are only three episodes per seasons, it is, after all, a miniseries...
Never could two characters be any more different:
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes from Sherlock, and as Paul Marshall from Atonement