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Sherlock: The Abominable Bride – Review

Sherlock The abominable bride

Finally! Season 4 of BBC’s Sherlock is upon us and the first episode was premiered on the first day of the year, a great start for 2016 with an even better episode for one of my favourite TV shows out there. In case you have not seen it yet, I encourage you to do so and if you want to know my opinions of it, here is a free spoiler review that hopefully will get you interested into watching not only this episode, but the whole show.

 


 

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are back once again as the fantastic Sherlock Holmes and James Watson duo to solve one of the trickiest cases that the world has ever seen. This time you will see them in a different manner, meaning that they are going to the Victorian era, Sherlock’s “native” period of time, the time when Conan Doyle has set this legendary character to exist. And for this Sherlock from this period I also recommend Guy Ritchie’s take on this character, as he is portrayed by the brilliant Robert Downey Jr., but let’s get back to the modern day Sherlock Holmes.

 


 

So why are we going back to the Victorian era this Sherlock is from our modern days? I can’t tell you that, but what I can tell you is that it looks superb, they way that they filmed this whole special episode shows why BBC’s Sherlock is one of the best things to watch on TV right now! The main case that the old school detective and his assistant has to resolve is the case of a bride that commits suicide by shooting her brains out and later that night she comes back from the death to kill her husband. After that, other murders are reported for a period of time until a women comes to Sherlock and she convinces him to take the case by telling him that the “Abominable Bride” is after her husband.

 


 

Curious enough? Well you should be, because this episode has just became my favorite one so far, and you will definitely love it too! Cumberbatch proves again why he is one of the best Sherlocks and Downey is truly a worthy competitor for that position. I can’t wait to see the second episode and they are definitely taking this show to another level by recreating one of my favorite stories and the life of my favourite detective that has ever existed. Just watch the trailer for the episode and you will understand what I’m talking about.

 


 

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