Wednesday, 6 January 2016
Sherlock delivers a steaming turd for Christmas
Oh it's gotten more than silly. in fact it's quite daft...yet, somehow it's still compelling.
Deep down I know it isn't any good but Cumberbatch keeps me glued to the screen. There were good points of course - It was great to see the character in the proper Victorian setting, but as soon as the story got all Inception, jumping back and forth between time frames...well it lost me. Did the events in the episode actually happen? Was it all a drug induced trip for Holmes who has taken his seven per cent solution? Does anyone care?
What started as a traditional Victorian ghost story featuring Sherlock Holmes soon resorted to self referential bollocks, as timelines were torn apart, the promised program was mutated into something mirroring latter day Dr Who. Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss did a great job in bringing Holmes into the modern day but they ain't as clever as they think they are and this episode is an utter car crash. For one thing they cheated the viewer - this was no Victorian era set Sherlock as had been promised.
You see, one of us is thick...Either's it's me because I don't understand what
happened, or it is MoffatGattis for serving up a steaming turd and calling it Christmas entertainent.
All I can say is I think it was all down to the women libbers. Least, I think that is what happened.
I'm still eager for the next series of Sherlock, but this special will be a lot to get over. I suppose I should watch it again to see if I can better understand it...but what would be the point? Once a steaming turd, always a steaming turd.