The Irregulars is Sherlock Holmes meets Scooby-Doo says YouTuber

A group of “irregulars'' are hired by Dr. John Watson of 221 Baker Street to investigate supernatural crimes during the era of Victoria London, in the Netflix series, The Irregulars (2021). Created by Tom Bidwell, the series stars Thaddea Graham, Harrison Osterfield, Darci Shaw, Jojo Macari, Mckell David, Clarke Peters, Royce Pierreson, and Henry Llyod-Hughes. YouTuber Chris Tait from the channel Tait’s Take, shares his views on the drama mystery series, now streaming on Netflix.

In a similar vein to Bridgerton, The Irregulars was colorblind casted. I think Netflix is on the front lines of diversity and I don’t know how they got there. I’m happy that they’re there … the fact that we have a show that takes place in 19th century London and we get to see people of all races and sexualities displayed is always welcome. Think about it, the lead character of a Sherlock Holmes show is a young Asian woman. That’s elite and most importantly, none of it seems weird at all.

YouTuber Chris describes the series as a cool twist on a typical Sherlock Holmes mystery. One big element he enjoys is the diversity in casting of the characters. The show features characters of different races, genders and sexualities, and weaves them into the story so naturally, it doesn’t seem at all out of place for Victorian Era London.

However, the YouTuber does note, this series definitely has a specific audience in mind. For someone who is into paranormal mysteries that look something like Scooby-Doo meets The X-Files, this is a show that will appeal to you. For Chris personally, some of the special effects are a bit cheesy and at times a little outrageous.

YouTuber Chris from the channel Tait’s Take, rates and reviews new movies and TV shows regularly.