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.
On the whole, the show sees the modern and historic worlds combine in a way which not just breaks the fourth wall, but shatters it to pieces. We may have had a glimpse as to how Moriarty survived – supposedly – but we’ve also been left confused as to what the bloody hell just happened. It’s confusing, but heck, that’s the main thing I love about Sherlock!
Endlessly witty, the new (sort-of) installment bridges series 3 and 4 brilliantly, giving us a glimpse of Sherlock's inner works, which, as one would expect, entail an incessant craving for mental stimulation and plenty of repressed foibles. It's not the best episode in the canon but it's definitely one of the most interesting.
A load of absolute nonsense. At one point I thought it was trying to be The Shining at another it seemed to be going for Inception. The characters are simply clichés that for some reason we're meant to find funny. The women are so poorly written that it makes Michael Bay look like Virginia Woolfe. A waste of time and talent.
(1.5) gatiss' sherlock has the problem of forcefully trying to be the coolest kid on the block through visual flair and continually putting down everyone who isn't the show's hero. it never stops slapping you with "look how cool this is", "this is soo complex", "that's diabolical innit" but never really structuring the story so that you can realize it. you're told it's like that and god forbid if you disagree.
incredibly dull but beautifully shot. I do like the mixing of the settings but I guess I've lost the interest in this sherlock-cumberbatch saga. after season 1, or dare I say, after the first episode, it all seems very much recycled with an overflow of forced complexity and intellectual superiority over the standard mediocre audience.