Happy New Year.
I’m finally all caught up with Sleepy Hollow. I saw the first couple of episodes when the show began in 2013, but with so much good TV available, I found myself with way too much choice and didn’t stick with Lieutenant, ahem Leftenant Mills and Ichabod Crane. More fool me. Over Christmas, I breezed through the rest of season one and the first half of season 2.
What an entertaining programme!
We’ve got a healthy dose of history with the intriguing portrayal of The American Revolution (albeit it a warped, fantastical slant of that historical period), a small(ish) town setting, a charming Englishman from the 1800s baffled by the ways of our 21st century world, one of the most enjoyable partnerships to watch since Mulder & Scully, and an intelligent, cool leading lady who I really like. I should say here that often when it comes to TV shows I find myself annoyed with the female lead. Clarke from The 100 anyone? Or Liz from Roswell? To top it all off, plenty of supernatural shenanigans abound in every episode.
If you haven’t watched it yet, please give it a chance. Tom Mison as our hero, Ichabod Crane, and Nicole Beharie as the highly capable Abbie Mills are Witnesses, destined to play a major role in fending off the apocalypse. They both have personal tragedies to bear, but manage to make it through crazy situations every episode with humour. It’s also great to see a black woman in a leading role. Beharie is awesome. Her character, Mills, is smart, tough, in a position of authority, and the chemistry between her and Crane kept me glued to the screen. I hope the writers keep their relationship platonic. It’s clear they share affection and a good friendship, but let’s keep the romance at bay, at least for now.
Check out Mills and Crane in this short clip, “Democracy in Action“.
Are you a fan of Sleepy Hollow?