A friend and I watched the new Sherlock Holmes together. It was just as enjoyable as the first and about as good as a sequel could be — enough of the first to give you the taste you want, yet enough freshness too. About this film, however, one thing stood out — the relationship between the Holmes and Watson characters. In this film, the pair enjoyed a friendship, a brotherhood, a bond that I dare say most men today wish they could have, but don’t know how to find it. Furthermore, this bond was portrayed in a way that you rarely see in popular media. To wit, in a way that was warm, wholesome, and uplifting. It was not overplayed. It was definitely not belittled. In fact, the character of the friendship buttressed the entire story line and I walked away with a notion that I need to do more to nurture my masculine friendships.