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Netflix's 'The Irregulars' is a fun Sherlock Holmes-inspired adventure with patchy execution #rwanda #RwOT

Netflix's 'The Irregulars' is a fun Sherlock Holmes-inspired adventure with patchy execution

On paper, The Irregulars should have been right up my street.

Set in Victorian London and based on the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Tom Bidwell's eight-episode series is part detective story, part ghost story, a fusion of Sherlock and Doctor Who that sees a group of street-wise teenagers reluctantly helping Dr. Watson (Royce Pierrson) solve a series of grisly happenings across the city.

The premise is a great one, and I went into The Irregulars with high expectations — but while the show is a fun and entertaining bit of escapism, it didn't quite hit the mark to the extent I'd hoped.

The problem certainly isn't with the core idea. Bidwell has taken a subset of characters from Doyle's body of work and given them an entertaining update, throwing them into a parallel universe filled with tooth-stealing fairies and women who can transform themselves by skinning the faces off murdered men. The level of gore and darkness — as well as the sweary banter between the teenagers — makes the show more adult than Doctor Who, less family friendly thrills and more Skins with demons. Read more...

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