Review of Sleepy Hollow

60 minutes

From co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the thrilling new action-adventure SLEEPY HOLLOW is a modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s classic. ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction and that he is humanity’s last hope, forcing him to team up with a contemporary police officer (Nicole Beharie) to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
by UnknownfearContributor
Jan 7, 2017 1:58AM EST

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This review is based on the Season 4 Pilot which aired 1/6/17

Sleepy Hollow has been re-branded, revitalized, refreshed and while we're alliterating -- repackaged.
While the title remains the same, the the show still focuses on one Demon Hunter, Ichobod Crane, they have now taken Sleepy Hollow itself out of the equation and have instead relocated the show to D.C, which is not only very apropos to Crane as a founding father, but opens the door for some potentially great storyline involving old buildings and masonry.

In addition to the new setting, we've been given an all new cast, each of whom on first appearances seem likable and offer fun banter. As for their depth as characters, we will have to wait and see in future episodes, though I trust they will be dynamic, as for all Sleepy Hollow's faults, character writing is not one of them.

Overall, I was really pleased with this season premiere and really like the new direction they are heading. Crane has had time to adapt to the new world, and its fun to see him quoting modern pop-culture like a fish out of water. I was very surprised when they decided to renew Hollow for a 4th season, but I'm glad they did, it seems to be paying off, and I hope the ratings reflect this.

Yay demons!


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