“You see, but you do not observe,” remarked sherlock Holmes to Dr. Watson, and so my father might have said to us.
Glossy direction by Paul McGuigan (sherlock) makes this pilot visually engaging.
Also getting a lot of love this year: Game of Thrones, Homeland, Modern Family, and sherlock.
a clever and perceptive person
That teenager is quite the sherlock.
masc. proper name, literally "fair-haired," from Old English scir "bright" + locc "lock of hair." Slang for "private detective, perceptive person" (the latter often ironic) is attested from 1903, from A.C. Doyle's fictional character Sherlock Holmes (full name in this sense used from 1896; Holmes debuted in 1887 and was popular by 1892).
A trick or bit of foolery; a mild cheat or deception
[1855+; origin unknown; perhaps fr Irish sionnachuighim, ''play tricks, be foxy'']