Analysis Of Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

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Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

“The game is afoot”

When Sherlock first premiered on the BBC in 2010, there were numerous factors that contributed to the instant success of the show, including the modern setting, the thrilling plot, catchy soundtrack, and the well-written lines. However, none of these factors were as significant as the brilliance exhibited by the cast and the chemistry they shared. Amongst Sherlock, Elementary, and the two Sherlock Holmes movies directed by Guy Ritchie, it is in the vicinity of unanimous agreement by fans all over the world that Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are the perfect embodiments of Holmes and Watson. In addition to this, Sherlock has been the most successful in capturing the soul of its source material, albeit in a contemporary setting. Given this, one could not help but wonder how well these actors would have performed in the original setting of the books. The closest fans got to see that happen was when Cumberbatch put on the classic Sherlock Holmes hat at the end of the first episode of season 3.
This time around, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat have delivered the perfect holiday gift for the fan-base. The Abominable Bride finds Sherlock and John trying to solve a strange case in their true home, the Victorian Era. The duo are approached by Lestrade who is baffled by the tale of Emilia Riccoletti, a woman who terrorized her street by openly firing at everyone, then committed suicide, returned from the dead to kill her

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