Sat, 2 January 2016
!!!THIS PODCAST AND FOLLOWING POSTING CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!
If you have not seen the Sherlock special The Abominable Bride, do not read or listen because there is no saving you from all the spoilers. This is your final warning! We mean it!
The Abominable Bride is here and she's taking no prisoners. We're transported back to Victorian London, Holmes' actual home, on a whirlwind journey through the life and misadventures of one great detective and his stalwart friend, Dr. Watson. From their first meeting to crimes both dangerous and grim ("the dog one!"), we're shuttled through a flurry of the short stories and novels until we come to The Bride.
We expected, perhaps, an homage to the Victorian canon and instead got something unexpected and wonderful: a psychological look at Sherlock himself. We see how he perceives himself, others around him, and the mysteries he and John solve as a swirl of mysterious fog laden adventures under the gaslight streets of late 19th century London.
While we have lots of praise, there's critique as well, and plenty of discussion about what The Abominable Bride means in the grander scheme of Series 3. It's wonderful.