Sleepy Hollow

With all the hype this thing has gotten, it had better be the greatest show I’ve ever seen.

So far it’s pretty predictable. Not only that, it’s only the first episode and they’ve basically given away the entire story arc already. Seriously, a little mystery can go a long way.

Yeah, watching. Have to see if it improves. Too much exposition already.

I just watched and think it deserves a couple more episodes to make a decision. I was entertained and think it has promise.

I watched it. Not very impressed. And of course my Pro-Hessian instincts are annoyed that HH wears a British Redcoat. Of course the US audience is too dumb to distinguish Prussian Blue outfits from the Continental Blues.

I get the feeling this is going to be a lot of ‘who is the secret cultist’.

Creepy thing in the mirror though.

They showed the premiere on a plane over the weekend. For something to watch on a plane it was fine, I’ll give it a small shot.

Not so much for the episode but the mirror at the end hinted at possibly something interesting.

Not very impressive. I made the comment that it was going to be a lot like Lost – a constant audience tease that went nowhere.

Later my wife said, in horror, “It’s not Lost! It’s Zero Hour!”

Very by the book and not particularly imaginative. And the history was wildly inconsistent (Washington, for instance, never spent any time in the Hudson Valley of NY during the revolution).

I have better things to watch with my TV time.

I bailed after the headless guy rode off on the horse. Could someone please tell me what the premise of the show is? I get that Ichabod Crane time-traveled to the present, but to what end?

I’d say they are actually trying to avoid some of the Lost pitfalls by revealing a bunch so soon. Of course that throws a lot of the mystery out the window.

Ichabob seems to adapt rather well.

There’s a struggle between good and evil, and (I’m predicting) almost everyone in Sleepy Hollow falls on one side or the other.

The Horseman is “Death” of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The evil sect is assisting the Horseman and trying to bring forth the other three Horsemen in order to invoke the end of the world.

Crane’s wife is a “good witch” who cast a spell on Crane so he could survive in a kind of magical stasis, but Crane and the Horseman are linked by blood (literally; their blood mixed together when they were each “killed” on the battlefield) so when someone resurrected the Horseman, Crane was revived as well. She appears to be still alive but trapped in some sort of magical otherworld.

The rest of the series, I’m predicting, is going to be a lot of “who’s good and who’s evil,” lots of double-crossing and conspiracy, intermixed with a lot of flashbacks to the 18th century. Kind of a mix-up of elements from Supernatural, Grimm, and Charmed, with a dusting of The X-Files.

It’s different than Zero Hour, though because this seems to know that it’s ridiculous, where Zero Hour (or at least the pilot) didn’t.
It was vaguely interesting and intentionally funny enough that I’ll give it at least one more episode.

I thought it was a promising start. It didn’t blow me away, but it was sufficiently good to make me look forward to the next installment. I have to say, although it is in many ways admirable that they didn’t lay it on too thick with the usual “I am frightened by the huge iron birds in the sky and the demons living in the flashing little box” stuff that stories like this love to wallow in, but I wouldn’t have minded a bit more. Both Ichabod and the bad guy hit the ground running SO fast.

Well, the Battle of White Plains took place only five miles inland (away from the Hudson shore) from Sleepy Hollow, and it was important that the Americans held off the British long enough to pull back their important equipment northward to safety. I’m almost sure Washington was physically present, but correct me if I’m wrong.

Anyway, sorry to hear it’s not a good show. I didn’t care much for the Depp/Ricci film of a decade-plus ago, either. I think it’s just one of those things which works best as literature, or as an animated feature for children/young folks.

Not sure of this gives my opinion extra weight…but I happen to have been born in Sleepy Hollow (the town was then called North Tarrytown).

I also thought they gave away too much - I’m kind of glad it is not all mystery, but that was a lot of info dump.

I’ll give it another few episodes.

The Village of Sleepy Hollow has a population of 144,000? That is a decent sized city! (The real Sleepy Hollow is ~10,000)


You know, I’m giving them a pass on this. A little mystery does go a long way, but tv never, ever gets it right - they basically try to stretch things out and string viewers along until you no longer care. I’d rather they were up front about the story arc, and rely on the writers to make the journey interesting, rather than hope to shock me with some big reveal 5 years from now. In fact, my chief misgiving during the pilot was when Crane said the First and Second Witness would battle evil together for 7 years. Guys, I already know you want to milk the show until syndication, no need to foreshadow how long a run you’re hoping for - especially on Fox, the Kevorkian network.

I noted that they hinted at a bit of it in the previews where he seems surprised that pistols have more than one shot.

But yeah, this is looking more like Ziva David’s tripping over US idioms as opposed to a genuine reaction to 250 freaking years of technology.

I mean they had him playing with the automatic window in the car rather than “35 Miles in an hour?! Egad!”

Maybe he was all “35 miles per hour! Egad” during his first car ride (which wasn’t shown).

I thought that it was fairly entertaining. I will watch at least a few more episodes of the show.

Not true. I changed the channel about one minute into the first episode of Zero Hour. With Sleepy Hollow, I made it through the first episode, and will watch the second, although I’m not optimistic about a long-term relationship.

Coincidentally, I watched another movie about the Apocalyse, This Is The End, last night. Funniest movie I’ve seen this year.

While I agree that it was a lot given away at the pilot, I found myself smiling through most of the episode and I’m looking forward to next week. I really liked the actor that plays Ichabod and it had just the right amount of bad stuff mixed in with a little humor and decent characters (at least as far as Crane, his sidekick and the police captain go).

It’s not rocket science but it was entertaining for a network show.

I guess 144,000 is a reference to the Book of Revelation (or “Revelations” according to the characters).

I enjoyed it. It’s on my to watch list for now.