They’re back! Sherlock and Watson made a special appearance tonight with a new episode “The Abominable Bride.”
I’ve been interested in murder mysteries for as long as I can remember. This interest probably started the first time I read one of the Sherlock Holmes books for school. Since then my interest in murder mysteries has only grown to include Agatha Christie and James Patterson novels and numerous crime TV shows. So naturally, once I started watching the Sherlock series I was hooked.
In case you didn’t know, the series Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek, The Imitation Game) as the title character and Martin Freeman (Lord of the Rings) as Dr. Watson. The seasons of the show do not fall within the normal TV schedule because they usually consist of three 1.5 hour long episodes that are filmed based on the availability of their very popular stars. The previous episodes are available on Netflix if you want to catch up before the re-airing of the episode on January 10, 2016 on PBS.
Don’t worry I’m not going to give away anything because that would just be mean. I will say this episode was a bit stranger than the others, but in true Sherlock fashion I was completely surprised by the conclusion of the case.
This episode takes place in the 1890’s which is much more accurate to the books than the series’ usual modern day setting. The crime that Holmes and Watson are asked to investigate is that of a woman who blows her brains out in front of the whole town only to resurrect the next day to murder her husband in front of a bunch of witnesses. And that’s all I’m going to tell you about the episode (I don’t want to spoil it for you).
I did find this episode stranger than the others, but I still enjoyed it. Hopefully, Sherlock will be returning soon with new episodes to puzzle and amaze viewers. Until then, I think I might find myself re-watching the series on Netflix and I highly suggest you do the same. The decision is elementary my dear Watson.