Mindy's hair looks like shit. Just want to get that out of the way. From the guys who wrote Transformers and new Star Trek, we get Sleepy Hollow. We start with 1781 for the first Ichabod/Horsemen confrontation. It ends with a semi win for Ichabod as he cuts off the Horseman's head, but his chest is cut up pretty bad. Next thing, we see is Ichabod rising from the semi-dead with all the snakes and frogs needed for such a resurrection spell. I am thinking a 20th level Mage had a hand in this.
We then go to Officer Mills, female black officer and her partner, the Fucking Kurgen, Clancy Brown. They talk about Mills leaving then get a call about an incident at a farm. All the while, a Christopher Plummer look a like priest looks at them. Mills finds the farmer has no head and before you can say "Give me the prize." Clancy is taken out by the Headless Horsemen after he puts a round in him. Mills sees this and the Horseman rides away. While one genre actor is gone, another one enters the fray, Kumar. Kumar arrests Ichabod, because just because...
Ichabod then reveals he knows about the Horseman, is given a lie detector test which he passes. Not good enough for Orlando Jones, the guy from Mad tV not the gay wrestler who accompanied JBL. He is the police captain and sends Ichabod to the funny farm. Mills asks real nicely to take him and this is where the crazy starts. Ichabod takes Mills to where he was resurrected and there it is revealed, the Horsemen is Death. In like Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Death on a White Horse. Ichabod reveals to Mills that George Washington wanted him to find the Horsemen to stop the Apocalypse. Because the Apocalypse is exactly what the sun never sets British Empire wants.
While this is going on the priest turns out to be our 20th level mage and tries magic on the Horseman, but fails. He gets cut off. The police arrives as does a falcon who leads Ichabod to his wives' grave who was burned for witchcraft. Something that Ichabod remembers on his death bed. Mills is double ordered to send him to Ichabod to psych ward. They fight over how sane people which leads to Mills telling a story about her childhood that she and sister saw something. Which caused her sister to go insane. Ichabod is in the nut house and then Abby which we can call her now, goes full Batman on her partner's case files. There she uncovers his conspiracy podcast about the end of the world, fuck him, I was here first. Captain Orlando is not pleased.
Ichabod wakes in the nut house with the falcon. That leads to a dream sequence sort of. His wife appears and tells him that since he and the Horseman crossed blood, they are both tied together. There is also someone controlling the Horseman and his wife is tied as a falcon or something. He awakes to almost being drugged and Abby saves them. She shows him a map and they discuss the end of the world. She calls New Sulu, who is called Andy. Andy sees his door broken into and chilling Horseman. He orders him to sit!?? And he does?
We get to classic grave robbing with Abby and Ich. They find the Horseman's head and did I mention, the Horseman has an arsenal now! Andy shows up, knocks Abby out and does some creepy stalker petting. Abby gets out of it, while Ichabod is running around with the head. Two cops show up and actually see the now machine wielding Horseman. The Horseman is also part vampire and runs away, ok gallops away on his white horse when the sun comes up. Andy is captured and Captain Orland has no choice, but two make them a tag team. Ichabod points out that they are the two witnesses in the book of Revelations who are stuck together for seven years. Yeah, just in time for syndication. Then Satan shows up kills Kumar and walks through a mirror to Abby and Ich's horror.
Ok, this show is nuts. Now, you can take that nuts in a good way. The actor playing Ichabod has the fish out of water comic timing and can do the stern heroic face, real well. Abby is an interesting character, but it seems we know too much about her already. The Horseman thing is a problem. He is unkillable expect during the day. There is also the bizarre Revelations conspiracy going on. Its almost too nuts. We will see what the ratings do, but for me, I have to see a bit more, but I get the feeling, this was going to be an interesting movie, but the title and idea were already done. So, we get X-Hollow instead with even weird partners with eventual sexual tensions. Setting up a seven year arch, day one is ballsy and probably impossible to do.
(edited by lotjx on 16.9.13 2106) The Wee Baby Sheamus.Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
The show was O.K. I can see this making it past the cuts but could also see why it may get cancelled.
I'll stick around for the next episode or two. The acting was pretty good, some of the writing was flawed though. Too many unrealistic approaches in moving the story forward. Mainly in the field of police work. I'm willing to let it go if the next few episodes can hold up.
YES. The wife kept saying Kumar and I just went with it. I think expecting real police work from this show is going to be a giant stretch. Ichabod was also a professor and a soldier/spy. He was never a cop, so I am not sure how he got drafted.
The Wee Baby Sheamus.Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
"In every generation there is a chosen one. He alone must stand against the Headless Horsemen, the demons, and the forces of darkness. He is the Ichabod."
Originally posted by KevintripodNot quite sure watching the headless horseman with a machine gun was really hokey or really awesome.
I liked how it seemed like the Headless Horseman was napping on John Cho's couch before rising up to startle him.
Stranger was Ichabod, who's British and thought it was 1770 yesterday, called Abby "Lieutenant". Then later in the parking lot he properly referred to her rank in the British way as "Leftenant".
For all the questions people asked about the Headless Horseman, I was way more confused by the 800 lb gorilla in the room, so to speak: the Horseman's Horse. Where does IT come from? Who stables, feeds, horseshoes it? Is it also immortal? No one said anything about arcane rituals for the horse, but clearly the goddamn Headless Horseman needs a horse or else the second half of his name is null and void.
Finally, Ichabod should have called the Headless Horseman's battleaxe that can cauterize "an elegant weapon for a more civilized age."
(edited by John Orquiola on 18.9.13 2114) "Cody, I mustache you a question." - The Miz
This was a pretty terrific season, as as expected, lopping 12 hours from the usual format meant much more streamlined storytelling. Good action, no eye-rolling time-waster subplots and some genuinely heart-wrenching moments (i.e.