Happy New Year everyone, didn’t think I was going to make it past 2015 but here I am somehow. Anyways, the treat as specified in the title of this entry. As most know here, I am a Benedict Cumberbatch fan as well as a Sherlock fan. The two things that keep me going I suppose. Tonight we finally got a new episode of Sherlock, and let me tell you despite some of the negative coments or the confusion of some that just can’t follow along too well, it was another wonderful romp with the world’s most famous consulting detective and his friend. Without giving too much away, as there are some who have yet to see it, creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat gives us a seemingly traditional Victorian era Sherlock Holmes adventure with their own unique twist that they are famous for. This entry has Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson on a mission to solve the mystery of “The Abominable Bride” in the late 1800s. How can a dead woman go around committing murders? Exceptional directing by Douglas Mackinnon and top notch acting from Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, as per usual. They still have that chemistry. Despite being set in Victorian times, the female cast members still get their brief time to shine moments in as they do in the modern setting. The visual effects used are at the level you would expect from the Sherlock team, the sets and costumes show great attention to detail, and the writing was brilliant. A well done production overall and definitely worth watching for any Sherlock fan. 8.5/10
If by chance you find yourself confused, as some seem to be, give it another watch before dismissing. Not really sure what exactly confuses some people, but then again the creators are known for some wierd twists.