There are plenty of reviews of the recent Sherlock episode, "The Abominable Bride," on the World Wide Web at the moment. I Hear of Sherlock has done a handy roundup of five reviews from their site, one of which I've already shared on this blog, as well as a pretty complete recap of the episode.
Den of Geek also has this review that I think is pretty insightful. They also posted a delightful article entitled "34 Things You Might Have Missed in The Abominable Bride."
As for me, I watched some bits and pieces of the episode again this morning, and I have to say, even though I really enjoy several moments of the character interactions, I think the overall story failed to land. I mean, by the end of the episode, did we really take a single step, story-wise, from the end of Season 3? I don't think so. Ultimately, I find this one-off addition to the Sherlock series kind of a placeholder, and a mix of the sublime and ridiculous. Worth watching, but not particularly crucial to the story the writers are telling. I can only hope that when they choose to film some more episodes (some time in 2017?), they give us a little more completely thought out season.
I'm a stay-at-home dad, and Director of Music Ministries at a United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet, TN. And a longtime fan of Sherlock Holmes.