For anyone who is moaning and is unaware this show is based off of a graphic novel called the Baker Street irregulars. As someone who read the stories when I was younger I'd thought this was a great take on them and the mix of modern music and references is very much how the graphic novel was intended.
This is Victorian London with a modern twist and I like it. Plays on all the supernatural guff that so obsessed the Victorians and gives a nod to Sherlock-style mysteries. Don't expect a period drama and don't expect a detective story. It's a bunch of people investigating supernatural shenanigans. Suspend disbelief and just enjoy it for what it is.
As mentioned in another comment, this series is based on a graphic novel and as such if you go into watching this expecting a straight up, familiar Sherlock Holmes story or even go into watching it hoping it'll be a new Supernatural of sorts, then yes, you will be disappointed. However with that said, since I did enjoy reading through those graphic novels as a teen prior to this show being made, I did enjoy it very much. Is it perfect? Of course not. But nothing is ever necessarily perfect for everybody. Could the music be better? Absolutely, though I also found it to help kind of redefine the life of the older and infused it with the new. No TV series or movies based on any literature are going to be 100% of what you hoped for after reading them. But this was a pretty good start. It's worth the chance as long as you give it a fair one and leave your expectations for preconceived notions about what you think it'll be at the door. Simply enjoy the experience.
I love detective and supernatural stories, and I am easily bought with a little intrigue and thrill, but this show has neither, and I blame the writers.Sure, the performance of the actors is not great, but they can only do so much when the script is so terrible.Some comments suggest that people don't like it because they don't know the source material and come in with the wrong expectations. I don't believe that to true, at least not in my case.Throughout the watch, when I wasn't cringing at the the dialogues, I was annoyed by the many plot holes that stop me from enjoying pretty much anything. And the editing and music aren't good either, especially the music, seriously, why?I am on the last episode, and I don't recommend this show to anyone.
Me as a Cinema addict, I believe that the music can make a whole difference in a production.This series could have had a lot of potential if it wasnt for the bad choice of soundtrack, that destroyed the mystery atmosphere, which was essential for the genre and plot.Just because the characters are young, it doesnt mean that they need to be followed by millenial music along the story.Those characters deserve respect. They deserve a proper soundtrack to lead them along the mystery of the series.This production could be so much better......
Here's the thing about fiction: people will willingly suspend their disbelief about the existence of magic, monsters, mythical beasts, gods and demons, superheroes etc. That's the point of fantasy, to accept and embrace the fantastical. But people are NOT so willing to accept absurdity within the context of our actual defined reality. If you're going to have a story set within Victorian London, it needs to at least attempt to resemble Victorian London, and NOT just with pretty costumes and set pieces. When every character speaks and behaves in ways that a person of that time would never think to do...to say it's anachronistic doesn't begin to cover it. The dialogue could have been straight out of Riverdale.I usually give a bad show at least through the first episode, but I couldn't do it this time. My impression (first and last) is that this show is only cosplaying Victorian England, an old-timey set dressing to facilitate yet another teenage drama. Fans of Sherlock Holmes and/or period pieces will probably not like this show.
I tried, I really did. But this badly written, poorly acted and unrealistically set piece of twaddle, had me cringing and rolling my eyes far too many times in the first episode to make me want to watch any more. It doesn't even feel like it's set in Victorian England. It feels more like some lame attempt at a steampunk version of a school play. Another miss for Netflix.
Once u accept that premise, it's a great show. Everyone loved the Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes version, where his use of internet helped solve the murders. Why can't everyone accept a group of diverse teens doing likewise using their skills in Victorian England to solve them?One of my guilty pleasures is Sean Connery in a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The Irregulars reminds me of this. Forget your ingrain knowledge of Sherlock Holmes, sit back and enjoy this plucky group of teens as they try to climb out of the soul sucking life of Victorian England and solve several mysteries plus the main overarching one.Unlike the yucky angst of most CW teen show, these kids, led by the amazing main character of Bea, work together to solve not only the mysteries provided to them by the enigmatic Dr. Holmes, but the crazy relationship between Holmes and Watson and their connection with these two men.Look at the title, The Irregulars, because this show is about them with Sherlock merely playing a pivotal, but minor flawed role. Grab snacks and just enjoy the Irregulars, cause it is a fun, mysterious, horror stream-worthy show.
Reading the bad reviews is more entertaining that watching the show itself.
Saying something isn't historically accurate, when a show is dealing with a Sherlock Holmes universe and supernatural is completely idiotic. The show is fun, entertaining and something different. Most of the characters have an arc that is quite interesting and while some of the back story of some of the characters is a bit too much, overall it is okay. Each episode is a story in of itself and continues the narrative. Criticizing a show or fans of the show for being "woke", says more about you and less about the show, it is supposed to be fun entertainment not a documentary about London in the late 1800's.
A few episodes in and I'm enjoying it..
It may be a teenage thing but I'm 52 and looking forward to watching more..
If you want Gothic horror in Victorian London with the gloves off, read "From Hell". If you want a really good Sherlock Holmes continuation, read "The House of Silk". If you want a great recreation of Victorian London, watch "Dickensian". If you pine for a cack-handed, adolescent, tin-eared, über woke, anachronistic pile of tosh like something out of Bunty but with bad language watch this series.