Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (TV Special) Review

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride poster

Not long ago I became a big fan of the TV series Sherlock. The series is done in the actor’s “free-time” so-to-speak so we don’t get a new season every year. Season four doesn’t come out until 2017, so they made a special set in Victorian times (the same time-frame the original stories were set) for 2016 to make the wait more bearable.

Classic Sherlock Holmes costume Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

The story is set in an alternate history from the new modern Sherlock with both Sherlock and John Watson in the times where Queen Victoria sat on the throne instead of Elizabeth II. Just like the 21st century version of himself, the 19th century Sherlock is a legendary detective who can solve virtually any mystery.

Crazy bride Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Inspector Lestrade comes to Sherlock Holmes with a strange case. A bride had ended her life in a very public murder-suicide. Not long after, her “ghost” was seen by her husband whom was murdered as well. While many think she is a vengeful ghost, Sherlock Holmes refuses to believe in the supernatural and solve the case.

Sherlock Holmes and John Watson Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Overall I think this is the weakest of all the Sherlock episodes even though they’re all long enough to be their own movies. Though I did like seeing the cast of the modernized Sherlock Holmes play the characters as they were originally intended to be. My biggest problem with the special would spoil part of the story, but I think most people will know what I’m talking about when they see it. Though I can’t imagine any fan walking away from this unhappy.

Score: B+

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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