THE IRREGULARS TV SERIES REVIEW
Trying to survive on the gritty streets of Victorian England is tough. Orphaned and abandoned, a ragtag group of five ‘irregular’ teens does what it can to survive the day to day. However, their lives are turned upside down when they are hired by none other than Dr. John Watson to investigate the otherworldly crimes that have begun to spring up around the city. What is this mysterious force that is haunting the residents of London? Why did Watson come to them instead of the famous Sherlock Holmes? And why does the key to it all seem to be within the nightmares of one of their own? A reimagining of the characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, our own Baker Street Irregulars, Mindy, Harmoni, Spider-Mike, and Robert (with special guest, Drake, Sherlock Holmes enthusiast and Mr. Mindy himself) analyze the clues left within this Netflix supernatural thriller. And like a scarlet thread, they unravel it, isolate it, and expose every inch of it. The game is afoot, and so is this review.
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CREATED BY: Tom Bidwell
STARRING: McKell David, Thaddea Graham, Jojo Macari, Harrison Osterfield, Darci Shaw, Clarke Peters, Royce Pierreson, Rory McCann, Edward Hogg, Ian Whyte, Lisa Dwyer Hogg, Charles Armstrong, Alex Ferns, Nell Hudson, Jonjo O’Neill, Olivia Grant, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Eileen O’Higgins, Tim Key
Mindy Rast-Keenan (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews)
Having grown up in Nairobi, Kenya, and being very disappointed at the lack of riding elephants her cartoons had promised her, Mindy spends the majority of her time as a film, theater, and voice over actress in the Austin, Texas area. They still give her money for being on HBO that one time, with her name in the credits spelled wrong. A nerdy geek, this award-winning actress joined One of Us figuring she’d put her summa cum laude BFA acting degree to good use…by judging other people’s acting. In the few seconds she gets to herself, Mindy bakes for charity, knits eccentric plushies, plays original RPG’s with her gamemaster husband, and spends time with her soulmate, Batman.
Harmoni Anderson (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews, Unstabletop Gaming)
Harmoni is a mermaid-haired, millennial, rum drinking, Section 31, Slytherin (who’s divorced J.K. Rowling) preschool/nursery teacher and multi genre geek who also loves all things film, tv, fashion, makeup, and an embarrassingly huge BTS stan. Like really embarrassing. As in, mention them and then sit back and watch the insanity. Harmoni likes being able to game and talk movies/TV with people that aren’t 3 feet tall or all that demanding of her. Plus she can curse at us and not get fired….so bonus!
Michael Riojas (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews)
The man with the ever-changing nicknames. Born in Austin, Riojas was rocketed to Del Rio, Texas, a literal small ville. In his youth, he was bitten by a radioactive… okay, look. Mike is not very good at this whole “talking about himself” thing. But he has been so obsessed with comics, video games, and anime since childhood- that if one has to choose between listening to Joe Quesada or Mike over any obscure Spider-Man trivia, they go to him (or, at least Martin Thomas once said so). He is also a big fan of “Ghostbusters” (he even owns his own jumpsuit and two, that’s right, TWO proton packs!), collects toys and video games, and will defend “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” if provoked. He lives in Austin with his beloved Dachshund-Maltese and trusted sidekick, Dean. He can also be heard on RageSelect. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram.
Robert Garza (Screener Squad)
If it weren’t for sad music and scary stories I wouldn’t be as well-adjusted and cheerful as I am today. Moonlighting as a musician off and on since adolescence, I am as big a fan of scores and needle drops as I am of slow zooms, production design, and third act exposition. Just about all of my screen time is spent on international horror, drama, and hour long episodic. Big fan of genre, and the biggest fan of supernatural horror and dark sci-fi with meaningful representation and narratives that use trauma, grief, and grace as more than surface-level content. Also, I read a ton of modern horror novels/comics and stan Matt Berry. In the before times I worked music and film festivals across the US and will hopefully return to that sometime in the future.
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