Review of ‘Sleepy Hollow’

Posted: September 25, 2013 in Uncategorized
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I have always loved the tale of Sleepy Hollow.  As a kid, I was fascinated with the Headless Horseman and his mission to decapitate the poor residents of the small town.  I even enjoyed the Johnny Depp movie, despite its quite confusing ending and plot holes abound.

Most recently, Fox has followed the trend and produced Horror TV.  That’s right horror fans, Horror is the latest pop culture bubble.  With success of The Walking Dead, networks have scrambled to produce anything horror related to boost ratings.  SLEEPY HOLLOW is one of those recently produced television shows.

SLEEPY HOLLOW is part buddy cop with smart and tough Lieutenant for the Sleepy Hollow Sheriff’s department and a time-traveling Ichabod Crane.  Stay with me here, ’cause it gets better.  So Lt. Abbie Mills loses her partner and father figure at the hands of the headless horseman.  Meanwhile, Ichabod Crane wakes up in a cave surrounded by objects that suggest witchcraft.  A couple one-liners later with Crane making quips about the future and we figure out that there is evil abound in this small town.  Including a demon and John Cho.  The big reveal is that the Headless Horseman is actually part of THE Four Horseman.  So these two set out to stop the apocalypse. 

So that is the first episode, and I was curious to see how things were going to progress from there.  Hooked is a bit strong of a word; I would say I am the curious fish, nibbling at the bait.  After viewing the second episode, I can say they are going in the right direction…so far.  There is still plenty of time to mess this up.  Instead of Crane and the Horseman facing off each episode, it seems the buddies will be taking on all sorts of supernatural baddies as they come to this town.

This is not ground-breaking television.  This is popcorn television.  Guilty pleasure television.  Its a rehashed formula that the show SUPERNATURAL has used for years now; but It is also fun with a mystery.  I’m not going to proclaim that this program is must see.  But I just might miss it if it leaves.

I think this is best viewed Netflix style on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

Catch SLEEPY HOLLOW Mondays on Fox at 9pm.

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