We take a detour from our Who news to look at the Sherlock New Year's special by Doctor Who Show Runner and writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.
The Abominable Bride
By Steven Moffat and Mark
“Rest assured there are no ghosts in this world. Save those we make for ourselves”
After a long wait and a lot of speculation on what the New Year’s Day special would be about for the critically acclaimed Sherlock series by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss has finally been shown on our TV Screens. We now know the answers to all our speculations and was it worth the long wait since 2014 when the show was last on? Most fans would say yes and for me the lure was seeing the main cast set in Victorian times and yes this special was pretty good if not a tad confusing at times.
With that said I did enjoy The Abominable Bride and how Moffat and Gatiss were able to spin modern day Sherlock into this story. Apparently this entire story took place in Sherlock’s drug induced mind. We get an idea of what Sherlock does in his mind palace and what he really thinks about his brother. In the books Mycroft is chubbier than he is portrayed by Mark Gatiss but wow they really went overboard on that makeup. In fact I still don’t know why that was in story with them having a bet on when he would eat himself to death but considering that it was a drug induced dream it makes sense on the second viewing. I did like the way they kept going back and forth from the present and then back to Sherlock’s dream even though at points it got hard to decipher when he was back in the present.
The Abominable Bride was a fun story to watch filled with a lot of things to make you think about Sherlock Series 4 but I just wished it was a standalone story in Victorian Times but who knows maybe next time. Hopefully we won’t have to wait as long as we had too for this New Year’s Day Special.