Nowadays we are blessed with some excellent modernized versions of Sherlock Holmes, versions that reimagine the classic characters in a 21st century setting. Sherlock and Elementary have been smashing successes, and despite some moans and groans from "purists" (or Victorian era fetishists), viewer reaction to these programs seems to be largely positive.
Back in the 1980s, around the time I was graduating from high school, CBS attempted a slightly different approach to modernization of the Holmes/Watson characters, with their TV movie The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1987). The idea was supposed to kick off a series which never materialized. In this film, Jane Watson (a descendant of Dr. John Watson) discovers the cryogenically frozen detective Sherlock Holmes, who then finds himself in the middle of an unfamiliar modern world.
You can watch the film on YouTube, divided into short segments. See the video below:
I'm a stay-at-home dad, and Director of Music Ministries at a United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet, TN. And a longtime fan of Sherlock Holmes.