Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in 1890s London in this holiday special.
|Release Date||:||January 1, 2016|
|Genres||:||Crime, Drama, Mystery|
|Production Company||:||British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom|
|Writers||:||Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss|
|Casts||:||Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves, Mark Gatiss, Andrew Scott, Louise Brealey, Amanda Abbington, Jonathan Aris, Yasmine Akram, David Nellist, Catherine McCormack, Tim McInnerny, Natasha O'Keeffe, Tim Barlow, Gerald Kyd|
|Plot Keywords||:||bride, sherlock holmes|
I loved the first two seasons of this show, a brilliant interpretation and transcription of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original work. Sherlock Holmes set in modern London with two excellent actors at the helm and bringing the magic of the past to the modern world; there could have been no better recipe for success. I am a great lover of period drama's and a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes but in this instance the combination is fatal, I'd sooner watch the Robert Downy Junior and Jude Law version. I loved Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and I loved Ian Mackellan as an aged Mr Holmes and I loved Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as the modern Holmes as Watson but neither are suited to their counterparts from a Victorian past. Holmes was a dignified, snobbish, Hugeunot, Victorian gentleman and Watson a retired army officer, a simple soul but a very stabilising influence. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are not people of the past and don't have that kind of mystique. I honestly thought that the production company must have conceived this diabolical contrivance after a heavy night at the pub and some heavy ingestion of illegal substances. What made me hate this so much was that it wasn't just crap but that it was a complete antithesis of previous shows that were brilliant. Pure drivel!