TV Series Review: Sleepy Hollow

The real magic of this show, is how they manage to incorporate several genres into three (so far) excellent pieces of truly entertaining television.

Fantasy, supernatural, thriller, historical fiction, drama - family and otherwise, time travel - with all that that entails, horror, comedy - the banter between the two leads, Ichabod Crane and Lieutenant Abby Mills (Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie respectively) is one of the biggest highlights.

Ichabod discovering what technology has achieved, probably the second biggest. The expression on his face when he is testing the automatic window switch is priceless.

Ichabod Crane, at the beginning of the pilot, is fighting in the American Revolutionary War. He's also looking for someone in particular and finds him, shortly before shooting and then when that fails, cuts off his head.

He's wounded in the exchange and wakes up in a cave, in the 21st Century. It seems the now headless horseman is back and along with the Lieutenant, who has demons of her own, has to fight him and whatever comes next to bring about the apocalypse.

Its a mad premise, but it works.

And it seems that I am not the only one who thinks this, as after three episodes, it has been renewed for a second season.


  1. This quote comes from film with the same writers as this TV show.

    “James T. Kirk: The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
    Spock: An Arabic proverb attributed to a prince who was betrayed and decapitated by his own subjects.
    James T. Kirk: Well, its still a hell of a quote.”


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