It’s been a long time since the brainy bromance of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman’s John Watson graced our television screens. And, unfortunately, the world’s most famous detective and his long-suffering assistant/best friend/partner in crime(-solving) won’t be back until, at the very earliest, the end of 2015. Filming is underway for a Sherlock holiday special that’s rumored to air on the BBC this Christmas, but for us poor Americans (unless, like the similarly festive Doctor Who episodes, it’s simulcast around the world), we probably won’t see any new exploits until next year. There is, of course, always Elementary on CBS, another contemporary take on the Holmes and Watson duo. Beyond the obvious fact that the two leads are British, the shows are even closer in the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Game: Cumberbatch and Elementary‘s Jonny Lee Miller recently shared the London stage in Frankenstein.
While you’re pining for the return of Cumberbatch and Freeman, here are six ways to get your Holmes fix, both on the screen and on the page.