Sleepy Hollow: Will It Last?

SleepyHollow_Review_2013A resurrected Revolutionary War hero, a double-ax-wielding horseman (headless), ghost trees, Colonial witches, horned beasts, ancient priests, a sassy female cop and at least one Starbucks joke?

Long before Tom Mison’s fit and dashing Ichabod Crane got around to mentioning (oh yes, he did) the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse, I was hopelessly, hopefully hooked on “Sleepy Hollow,” Fox’s new literate if historically zany spook-fest of a police procedural. Too much going on in the pilot, you say? Devil take you for a coward, man, and release the Kraken!

OK, for the record, this happens every year, the show that appears Across a Crowded Room. Hope is the television critic’s superpower and Achilles heel. The new Netflixian model not withstanding, this is, so often, a job of educated soothsaying.

A few pilots make things easy by being incredibly good or tremendously bad, but most are a mix of potential glory and worrisome potholes. And every year, one of these “maybes” will catch my eye, causing hope to rise, wild and defiant: This time, things will be different. This time, things will work out perfectly and we will be so happy together.


‘Sleepy Hollow’

Where: Fox

When: 9 p.m. Monday

Rating: TV-14-LV (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14 with advisories for coarse language and violence)


Source: LA Times