Now that I have seen The Final Problem, Game of Shadows, and The Reichenbach Fall, it’s interesting to compare the different representations of Moriarty. The quickest conclusion that I can make is that Eric Porter and Jared Harris both do a good job unlike Andrew Scott who I believe is awful, not only a ham actor but someone whose Moriarty would only blend in if he were in Panto. Now as for Porter and Harris, they are both very much different. Porter is slightly older and seems to do more for himself whereas Harris is cold and calculated but a little more reliant on others. I can’t really pick one over the other, and the same goes for their deaths. Some of the shots in The Final Problem were wonderful, seeing them fighting near the waterfall, whereas the battle of wits in Game of Shadows was my favourite scene in the film.
Sherlock on the other hand is easier to make a decision about, Jeremy Brett is my favourite without a doubt.