Dan’s review published on Letterboxd:
Frankly the story didn’t interest me in the slightest, but it was cool to see Sherlock-ish things taking place in the original setting of the late 19th century, after becoming so used to the modernity of the fantastic BBC show.
Millie Bobby Brown and the rest of the cast held my attention, but it just all felt a bit... inconsequential? Though I completely understand that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so the fluffiness of it all will be the appeal for a lot of other people.
The production design and score did a pretty good job of putting me in the time period, but should that really warrant praise or is it just meeting the minimum requirements? I don’t know.
What I do know is, both me and my girlfriend thought this was a series before we watched it, and now that we have, I think it’s fair to say that a series would’ve lent itself better to this type of story and tone.
Ultimately I didn’t hate it, but I was hoping for better. I just kind of came away thinking ‘Meh, it was alright’. A nice bit of light entertainment to watch when the autumnal weather is keeping you inside perhaps, but nothing more.
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