I was hoping this was going to be an actual stand-alone feature set in the 19th century, probably because I wish Sherlock would return to a narrative style truer to the original stories instead of trying to impress us with cheap theatrics. We also see the same old problems with female characters: I don't want to be paid lip service with lines like "I'm your landlady, not a plot device" or a pseudo-feminist monologue.
A metaphorical journey between dreams, period era and halls of the mind palace, where inner self struggles with cracking the case that comes from the dark corners of past events, distorted by the memory. It's a clever play on fruits that were bearing throughout the whole series as well as an excuse to present Sherlock Holmes in his more classical form, while maintaining larger than time spirit.
Gradevole episodio speciale di Sherlock,che si conferma una buona serie,a volte un pò eccessiva e dilatata,ma che riesce cmq a far presa per la sfiziosità delle storie (a volte il dire il vero con soluzioni mooolto tirate) e per il talento dei suoi protagonisti. Quì si confermano le impressioni,con uno Sherlock più incazzato del solito ed un Moriarty ormai insopportabile. La storia cmq intrattiene egregiamente.
A wild ride that's devilishly complicated from start to finish but a little too impressed with itself maybe. I fear this series is becoming overly clever, self-referential, and preoccupied with the "meta" which is a shame because it was once one of my favorite things on TV. I enjoyed the change of setting.
completely and utter bogus, but still some pretty damn fun 90 minutes. it is actually the first time that Sherlock ever looked and felt like a tv show, which is good/bad in it's own way. I just wished it was a one-off with no connection whatsoever with the main storyline...yeah, that went downhill really really fast.
Piacevolissimo divertissement che in realtà nasconde anche più di quanto non fosse necessario per uno speciale teoricamente fuori dal canone della serie. Invece The Abominable Bride è un gioiellino di metareferenzialità e diventa un racconto a scatole cinesi in cui lo Sherlock Holmes più classico si mescola a quello moderno della serie televisiva.