Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in 1890s London in this Christmas special.Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in 1890s London in this Christmas special.Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in 1890s London in this Christmas special.
I must admit I have been hugely looking forward to this, possibly because I was keen to see how the altered setting would work. Series 3 had been somewhat of a disappointment, a little too self satisfied I suppose, so I'm glad they did something different to refresh it, it was certainly different.
A few minor quibbles, a little contrived at times, and as is the nature of the show it did seem a little wrapped up in its own smuggness at times, but I was utterly enveloped in the story, it had me wrapped from start to finish. Beautiful cinematography, great direction, awesome production values. It managed to feel fresh and exhilarating once again.
Cumberbatch was definitely on fine form, I loved the altered appearance, suited him, I noticed a few Jeremy Brettisms, not sure if anyone else did, maybe the hair and some of the body language. The scenes between Holmes and Moriarty once again were simply amazing, Andrew Scott is just unbelievable, he is such a charismatic performer.
Crazy, fun, Gothic, energetic, waited a long time, and it was worth the wait. 9/10
- Jan 1, 2016