Oh my gosh, you guys, Sleepy Hollow finally returned to its former glory just in time for the season finale. Even though we don’t yet know if there will be a third season or not, I really hope there will be. All season long, the writers have been cleverly tricking us into thinking they’re incompetent, and now they give us this? They could write all along! You’re not fooling anyone, Sleepy Hollow writers!
Well, as Sleepy Hollow has been getting consistently worse these past few weeks, with only the occasional good episode shoved in with a myriad of bad ones, I had no hopes that “Awakening” would have any redeeming qualities. Even worse, I didn’t care. I literally only watched this episode because I’m the person scheduled to review it. So, was it any good?
Well, yes, actually, it was. “Awakening” had a lot of moments in it that I was happy to see. Unfortunately, it also had a lot of bad moments, too, that had me rolling me eyes. I’m also beginning to question if there’s a single part of American history that Ichabod Crane hasn’t shaped. Did you know he’s the one who cracked the Liberty Bell?
Last night Sleepy Hollow introduced yet another Founding Father, who was not Ichabod’s bro but who nevertheless venerated Ichabod for being just as good as a Founding Father. Also, there was some cannibalism and some new characters. So maybe it wasn’t a bad episode, per se, but for an episode this far in the season, it wasn’t good enough. Spoilers after the jump!
It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a Sleepy Hollow episode, and almost as long since I’ve watched one, but after a small mini-marathon yesterday morning, I was raring to go for last night’s episode. With Hawley out of the way and only a few episodes left in the season, I figured the writers would be bringing their A-game. It was therefore doubly disappointing to discover that “Spellcaster” wasn’t really anything to write home about. Spoilers after the jump!
When I saw last week’s preview, I couldn’t believe that of all the episodes I could possibly review, I was going to get the one centered around Nick Hawley. Out of our whole review team, I’m probably the one who dislikes him the most, so I was prepared for the worst. But surprisingly, the episode turned out to be… pretty good! In an interview, Tom Mison said that the producers “have been listening and are aware of what is popular and less popular,” and the episode featured some truly epic livetweeting by Orlando Jones. If Sleepy Hollow keeps going on like this, well, who knows?
Welcome back, everyone, for another week of Sleepy Hollow. This time around, Hawley is out of town and unable to take up any other character’s screen time, Ichabod and Katrina go on a spooky date, Abbie sees Irving again for the first time since his death, and Jenny goes fishing for bullets in a demonic corpse. All in all, this was a much better episode than some of the previous ones. Hit the jump to find out my thoughts.
After a pretty bad midseason finale, I was hoping the midseason premiere would come back and the show would be stronger than ever. While that didn’t exactly happen, Sleepy Hollow did come back with some interesting surprises.
Another week, another episode of Sleepy Hollow with an annoyingly sexist trope. At least it was handled marginally better than it has been in shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Supernatural. Join me after the jump for soul-sucking, succubi, and spoilers. Continue reading →
What the fresh hell was that, Sleepy Hollow? From the moment I saw last week’s trailer, I was worried, but for some reason, some part of me actually believed that Sleepy Hollow would do a good job with a sexist and outdated trope. Why did I believe this? I don’t know, they certainly didn’t do a good job with the weeping lady. Last night’s “Deliverance” only delivered us straight to the open arms of reducing-women-with-uteri-to-their-biological-functions misogyny.
Last night’s Sleepy Hollow was heavy on the women and the Ichabod backstory, and I loved every minute of it. Except for, you know, that whole part with the ridiculous villain. Seriously, Sleepy Hollow would be killing it lately, except why did they have this villain? Why would they ruin their excellent track record at female characters for this?