Not So Sleepy Hollow

On September 16, Global TV aired a new show titled Sleepy Hollow.  Focusing on two central characters, 18th Century Ichabod Crane and modern day Lt. Abbie Mills, the show creates an interesting modern take on a much beloved story. After dying in the early 1780s, Crane awakens in an underground cave in modern day Sleepy Hollow after the Headless Horseman was summoned from his grave.  While investigating the death of the town’s Sheriff, Lt. Mills accidentally stumbles upon the path of not only Crane, but the Headless Horseman.

It is later revealed that Sleepy Hollow is the home of two different occult groups—one good and one bad—and that the Headless Horseman is Death, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  Teaming up, Mills and Crane must work together to try and stop the other Horsemen from rising.  Throughout the show, Mills and Crane face various supernatural entities in their journey to stop the Apocalypse.

Now, I don’t know if anybody else has been watching, but I have, and let me say, I love this show.  Just four episodes in and I am already in love with the way things are playing out.  Writers have done a great job incorporating Crane’s lack of knowledge of the 21st Century, even adding a little humour.  For instance, in one episode, we see Crane fascinated by an automatic car window as it goes up and down.  In another episode, with a borrowed gun from Lt. Mills, Crane fires a shot at a bad guy and throws away his gun.  When Mills asked why he threw down the gun, he states that it was out of bullets.  This was a really cool way to remind the audience that even simple things like guns would be different to him.  Though Crane was a military man in the past, he would be used to guns that only had one shot, whereas today, we all know that police issue firearms have more than one bullet.

Sleepy Hollow is a very interesting show and is very well executed, with just the right amount of humour and sass.  I would definitely recommend watching this show!

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