Sleepy Hollow is a clever re-imagining of the classic tale of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. Airing on Fox on Mondays, the pilot originally aired on September 16th and the second episode "Blood Moon" on September 23rd. Fox's Sleepy Hollow as you learn in the first episode is more than just about the headless horseman. Rather, the town has become a battleground of good vs. evil with police officer Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) and a man out of his own time, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) caught in the middle. The show on first impressions reminds me a lot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer or even Supernatural. While the show has many dark elements there is also intermittent humor throughout with the charismatic Ichabod.
In the present, we're introduced to Abbie Mills who looks to leave Sleepy Hollow to work for the FBI in about a week. His partner unfortunately, has a run in with the well-rested Headless Horseman. After the incident she meets Ichabod Crane who is the primary suspect but is freed after passing a polygraph test. In the remainder of the first episode we learn more about Ichabod's past in particular his wife being a witch. In the second episode the duo must stop a witch that has been brought back to get revenge to get her body back. The mysterious demons or people who were behind the resurrection of Death is also responsible this witch.
You can watch the episodes here: http://www.fox.com/sleepy-hollow/full-episodes/49450563524
Rating: 3.0 Stars out of 5.0 Stars
- Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane
- Nicole Beharie as Lt. Abbie Mills
- Orlando Jones as Captain Frank Irving
- Katia Winter as Katrina Crane
- John Cho as Andy Brooks
- Clancy Brown as Sheriff Corbin
- Lyndie Greenwood as Jenny Mills