Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sleepy Hollow

Well I'll be danged.   This show, at least the pilot episode dodged a big, big bullet.  The idea of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman coming to the modern day might play well as a movie, so I thought, but as a TV show?  I mean how many episodes can they play cat and mouse without it becoming just a farce?

Luckily the writers were aware of the problem and solved it by putting in a monkey fighting crap load of mythology to the point where the show almost breaks but doesn't.  See the horseman isn't just a horseman but THE horseman like out of one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.  Our hero has been bounded to the horseman by magic and he's not the retiring teacher of the story.  He was a soldier and spy so he's tough and smart.  His job whether he wants to or not is basically stop the apocalypse and that dear readers is something to hang a series on.  He's helped by a present day cop who saw a weird thing once so was willing to give a raving lunatic claiming that he's been asleep for 200 years a chance.

Not everything works, but enough does that I really do want to see the next episode, and that is what TV is all about.  Heads up, readers!

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