Stop What You Are Doing and Catch Up with Sleepy Hollow

SLEEPY HOLLOWFinally! I thought the wait would be tedious and way too long, but the moment has come: Sleepy Hollow returns to the small screen tonight! Well, at least in US, but that will not stop me from watching it tomorrow.

Now is the moment also to rewatch what has been the biggest hit of the season, and I would advice you to do it before too many episodes of the second season are broadcast. So go and start, right now!

SH is, by far, my favourite new show on TV (I’m counting True Detective as a miniseries). It has everything: drama, comedy, fantasy, historical events that turn out to be different than we thought. SH is a crazy train brimming with talent and great scripts.

Everybody knows the legend of the Headless Horseman, as well as the Tim Burton-directed, Johnny Depp-starring film from 1999. This Sleepy Hollow is similar, but different, mostly because Ichabod wakes up in the year 2013. So maybe not that similar.

a_610x408The story begins when Abbie Mills finds him talking nonsense about the Horseman and claiming he is a Brit from the 17th century. Obviously, Ichabod soon gets incarcerated, until Abbie realises that he might be telling the truth, especially when they discover they are the witnesses in charge of fighting the Apocalypse. Yes, that is correct.

What happens from that moment on is a series of adventures improved by the amazing buddying chemistry between Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie), which sustains the show on its own. Although if I had to choose another reason, it would be Mison’s ability to really behave like a 17th century British soldier. One of the delights of the show is to watch Ichabod react to modern things like computers, increasing taxes and -yes- the fact that we pay for water.

The quest to face the Horseman finds unlikely help in the figure of Katrina (Katia Winter), Ichabod’s wife who, as we find out during the pilot, was a witch. She puts a spell on a dying Ichabod so that he can survive, while Moloch -a demon in charge of the Apocalypse- traps her in Purgatory. She manages to contact Ichabod and Abbie through dreams and visions. Yes, it sounds completely crazy, and that is why this is the best show.

I will not distract you from your task of binge-watching season 1 any longer, but I want to end with one of my favourite scenes. I could show you all the moments when Ichabod gets confused by modern technology, but that would take out the fun when you watched the episodes, so let’s just take a look at the best moment of them all, a pure golden Ichabod Crane act:

How can you NOT love this show? Keep it coming!

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