Sleepy Hollow (2013- )

By on November 26, 2013
Sleepy Hollow (2013)

Run time: 45 min
Rating: 7.8
Genres: Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
Writers: Phillip Iscove, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman
Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Katia Winter
Trivia: The Headless Horseman is depicted as wearing the traditional “redcoat” uniform of the British Army. However, the Hessian mercenaries employed by Great Britain wore their own distinct uniforms. The most common were a green coat with red trim, or a blue jacket with gold trim. See more »
Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
Plot Keywords: police investigation, sheriff, headless horseman
Country: USA

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  1. mikeyweston

    November 26, 2013 at 3:39 am

    Its witty , funny, fast paced and the action scenes are quite impressive and it does share the same pace and chemistry as the Tim Burton movie. It seems to be going the way of the X files complete with their own version of Deputy director Skinner ( Orlando Jones) and a plot leaning toward a conspiracy that not only threatens the town of Sleepy Hollow but the entire world. The problem with this series may lie with the limitations it seems to be setting on itself by drawing a lot of reference to the Bible. Is there going to be a connection to the Illuminati? There is a lot material that could be explored and the two main characters in Officer Abbie and Ichabad Crane seem to have a lot of questions surrounding them which is a good thing because it gives us the rest of the season to explore. Now with the way the horseman's appetite for heads is going it is safe to say that everyone except the two main characters are going to be expendable (yet another parallel to X files). I for one would like to see how far this series can go.

  2. realgihero

    November 26, 2013 at 3:39 am

    I just watched the pilot of Sleepy Hollow and was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed it, I like the modern reboot of this classic story. I like the way they have taken the era in which the original Washington Irving story takes place, which gives a nod to the man and story itself and skillfully brings it into the modern day.

    Sleepy Hollow blends in elements of magic, horror and mystery. The production values are great, the casting and acting also spot on and I love the creative license they have taken with the story. It's crazy, fun and full of surprises. One of which I really like, is the apocalyptic angle. I also really like the supernatural aspect of it, I'd love to go into more detail, but I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't watched it yet.

    I'm glad to see the networks finally embracing genres like horror -"The Walking Dead" is a great example of how, if done well, and taken seriously, a genre TV show can be a big hit with a large demographic. I'm certain I'm not alone in being over the so called "reality TV" which is neither reality nor proper TV. I'm also sick and tired of the endless cop procedural's that seem to dominate network TV. It's time for new ideas, even if they come from old stories.

    If they keep up the good writing, develop the characters properly, keep high production values and hold onto the show runner for more than one season without replacing them, I can easily see this show be a success.

  3. mikeyweston

    November 26, 2013 at 3:39 am

    ****ORIGINAL REVIEW****7/10**** This is a non-spoiler review of the pilot episode.

    "Sleepy Hollow" is a modern depiction of the "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", a short story by American author Washington Irving.

    The name of the main character, Ichabod Crane, is preserved but his persona is very different than the book. The mysterious Headless Horseman is alive and well also, but his significance is altered in a more global way.

    The main actor (Tom Mison) is very sympathetic and looks good in the part. Like his accent too. The production has high values, looks very cinematic, with good visuals and fast, interesting editing.

    The story progresses rather quickly and after the first episode you will know the whole story. Not any true mysteries after that, but I do hope it'll get more interesting.

    I will watch the next episodes. Most of the shows I'm watching are on seasons finale, so not so many alternatives.

    Overall (for the pilot): Recommended

    ****UPDATED REVIEW****9/10**** This is an update review after seeing 1×08:Necromancer

    After a couple of mediocre episodes, the series picks up with episodes 1×07 and 1×08 where we starting to get some real answers about what is really happening.

    This was a show visually intriguing from the beginning but in the last couple of episodes becomes very artistic and might even become a classic for some of its scenes.

    You really see the fight, Good vs. Evil, to become more intimate. More personal. You now see clearly aspects of this, eternal fight, that other movies and series want to avoid.

    Ichabod Crane is trying to adjust to his new reality and, between some grotesque scenes and imagery, Tom Mison's performance and style makes it fun to watch!

    Overall: If you are bored from all these same-o procedural police series, Highly Recommended.

  4. thegeekgurl

    November 26, 2013 at 3:39 am

    I saw some promo-pictures of this, and thought it looked nicely dark & grim, perfectly up my alley. Then I watch the episode and they start it up with a nice classic rock song! It set a really good mood for the rest of the episode, I got some heavy Supernatural vibes, only here the main protagonists are NOT two hot boys, but rather one man with a British accent who has awakened after being dead for 250 years, and a young black cop woman in the process of getting transferred to the FBI. The main cast had good chemistry, not in the romantic/sexual way, but more like the start of an interesting friendship. Which I appreciated! Too much forced romances these days. The guy's dead wife is kind of still in the picture, so I doubt there'll be any romance between the main cast any time soon.

    All in all the first episode showed great promise. It was deliciously dark, grim and even somewhat gritty, but with some nice aesthetics. Wes Craven is great at creating atmosphere, and there even were a few jump-scares and goose-bump moments there, without it crossing too far from urban fantasy into pure horror. I would say it's a suspense urban fantasy with horror elements.

    I do recommend it for those who enjoy shows like Grimm, Supernatural, etc. It may not be drama-ish enough for the Vampire Diaries crowd, and is not as horror filled as an American horror story. I wouldn't say it copies anything (other than the original sleepy horror movie, of course, though it has it's own interesting spin on the whole thing) and it seems creative and interesting! Plot being what seems mainly focused on, and it had some snappy lines here and there, showing it may have some decently talented writers.

    So, check it out!

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