Monday, February 20, 2017

Sleepy Hollow - Season 1 (2013)

Headless Horseman, witches, demons, magic, purgatory and so on. Ichabod Crane and Headless Horseman were killed in fight during 18th century. Both were resurrected in modern day small town Sleepy Hollow. It is mix between Supernatural and Elementary without being on level of either. It is interesting enough to keep watching but feel like you have seen this before.

Sleepy Hollow suffers from making main characters chosen ones. Ichabod Crane was in many key moments of 18th century and was friends with key persons of the era. Key persons sent him messages to him into future because they somehow knew what will happen in future. He partners with police Abbie Mills who is also chosen one and whose ancestors were key persons of 18th century. When they are in danger you know they will survive because they are the chosen ones.

First episodes have soft resets between episodes. Later episodes didn't have which made series work better. First season had few clever twists. How ever story never goes above average cliche fest. There are too many too convenient coincidences. They always find a way to get out of the problem too easy. You don't feel the stakes if heroes find something laying around and it helps them get rid of their problem.

First season of Sleepy Hollow is only ok. There isn't anything dragging it to bad territory. It just isn't as good as other similar series.

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