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"The Irregulars" Series Review: Not Bad But Needs A Little Extra Zing


"The Irregulars" is currently viewable on NetFlix. With just eight episodes total-- it's a super fast watch. This series should not be confused with "The Nevers"-- which is also about a ragtag group in Victoria England. "The Irregulars" focuses on the works of Sir Conan Doyle. The Baker Street Irregulars were a group of street urchins who gathered intel for Sherlock Holmes. Here the young adults mainly help Dr Watson uncover supernatural elements at work in London. "The Irregulars" includes:

  • Bea (Thaddea Graham): The leader of the group. She is very protective of her sister.
  • Jessie (Darci Shaw): Bea's younger sister. She can access the memories of people by touching them. She also has terrible nightmares about some plague doctors and a mysterious person known as the Linen Man. 
  • Spike (McKell David)- The funniest of the group. He is a good networker.  
  • Billy (Jojo Marcari)- The oldest of the group. He is their protector and likes to fight. He met the girls when they were all sent to a workhouse. 
  • Leopold (Harrison Osterfield)- He is secretly a prince (and Queen Victoria's youngest son). Leo has hemophilia and thus has led a sheltered life. 


The group lives in the basement under a pub. In order to keep from being sent back to the workhouse, they accept a job from Dr Waton (Royce Pierreson). We're not initially sure where Sherlock Holmes is but we'll find out a little later. 


The episodes takes the group on various "monster of the week". adventures. First up is the case of some missing babies and a flock of murderous birds. Next up the tooth fairy is using teeth to make clones of people so she can avenge her father's death. Then they investigate the Golden Dawn (an occult group) and run into Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock's brother).   Chapter 4 is much darker as a woman is raped and then skins the men responsible. She uses their faces to shapeshift and assume their identities. Another woman has found the secret of creating life and is determined to save her husband (whether he likes it or not).  

We eventually learn that Sherlock and Watson previously worked with the girls mother Alice. She died trying to close something called the "rift". It's the barrier between the living and the dead. And it's opening again. If the gang doesnt intervene, the world will be destroyed. No pressure there.  

Grade: 4 Monsters (out of 5). "The Irregulars" joins "Bridgerton" as part of NetFlix's YA programming. The new perspective "The Irregulars" proves on Sherlock Holmes is fun. NetFlix did something similar with Enola Holmes (but that was a movie and not a TV series). I also like the supernatural spin "The Irregulars" provides. Several of the actors are very good including: Harrison Osterfield (as Leo) and Royce Pierreson (Dr Watson) I can't help but thinking though the show, with a little tweaking, could have been much better. The young actors are great and the stories are fun but they never quite reached their potential. I never bought anyone was in real danger. Unfortunately there wont be any time for course correction.  "The Irregulars" was canceled after one season. 


Photo Credits:

https://tvline.com/2021/05/04/the-irregulars-cancelled-season-2-netflix-not-renewed/

https://screenrant.com/irregulars-leopold-season-2-story-return-helena/

https://www.popbuzz.com/tv-film/features/the-irregulars-cast/john-watson-actor-royce-pierreson/

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June 7, 2021


"The Irregulars" Series Review: Not Bad But Needs A Little Extra Zing Reviewed by GMonsterTV on 7:02 AM Rating: 5 "The Irregulars" is currently viewable on NetFlix. With just eight episodes total-- it's a super fast watch. This series shoul...

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