Sorry but I didn't like it.
I blame the writers. I'm tired of being misled. I think we've all lost count of the number of interviews where we were told that they were going to do it right and that the special was stand-alone in its own bubble. I believed, against my better judgement, because I wanted to believe.
Lesson finally learned.
Alarm bells began immediately with the run through of the contemporary series at the very beginning. I was left wondering the relevance of all this in a "stand-alone" episode. Then, as time went on, I began to relax. Just as I did so, the anachronistic language began to appear and then we found ourselves on the airport tarmac from series 3.
Yes, we had a clichéd dream sequence. It may have been drug induced but it was only a variation on a theme.
|I did't want to see this|
|Canonical Mycroft was a highlight|
If they'd done what they claimed to be doing it would have been good. As it stands we have an opportunity missed that will not come round again.
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