‘Enola Holmes’ Review: Netflix’s Fun, Frisky, and Surprisingly Feminist Twist on the Sherlock Holmes Mythos
It’s a concept that sounds as if were pulled directly out of a Hollywood boardroom from hell: What if Sherlock Holmes was a teenage girl? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle likely never dreamed of giving the Holmes family a decidedly feminine bent, but Nancy Springer did just that with her best-selling “Enola Holmes Mysteries” Ya series, which doesn’t gender-bend the literary detective so much as create a wily new version in the form of his whip-smart younger sister.
Six books in, the series has spawned a Netflix adaptation starring “Stranger Things” breakout Millie Bobby Brown.
It’s and shows just how inspired Springer’s idea really was.Helmed by long-time small-screen director Harry Bradbeer — and rife with all the winking and fourth wall-breaking you’d expect from the two-time “Fleabag” Emmy winner — “Enola Holmes” opens with a dizzying amount of information.
Told in zippy, scrapbook style as Brown happily
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