Sleepy Hollow: “Mama” Review

sleepy hollow season 2 bannerMan. After a long string of sub-par, at times downright terrible episodes, Sleepy Hollow finally came back strong with last night’s episode. Er, well, I say strong, but I really just mean “stronger than the last episodes”—not that that would take much. “Mama” illustrated both the show’s strengths and its weaknesses, and gives us some idea as to where the show is headed as it barrels towards its mid-season finale.

Sleepy Hollow has been praised, and rightly so, for its inclusion of women and people of color, yet for a show that’s seemingly open to viewers whom other media often overlook, I’m surprised that this particular episode did not come with a trigger warning at the beginning. If even Teen Wolf can do it, Sleepy Hollow has no excuse. And this episode certainly needed some trigger warnings, so let me provide them for you here: trigger warnings for mental illnesses, psychiatric wards, solitary confinement, impersonation of trusted authority figures, suicidal ideation, and explicit depictions of suicide after the jump.

Also, spoilers!

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Sleepy Hollow: “Root of All Evil” Review

sleepy hollow season 2 bannerSleepy Hollow is finally hitting its stride. After an underwhelming premiere and a so-so follow-up, this is the first episode I’ve really, truly enjoyed. It had the perfect mixture of laughs (at Ichabod’s expense) and feels (the Mills family feels!). We even got the introduction of a sassy new character, the amoral Hawley, who I hope sticks around for a few more episodes, at least. Hit the jump for my thoughts. Trigger warning for discussion of suicide and mental illnesses below.

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