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.
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