Cedar Crest College newspaper since 1923
By Emily Orischak, Managing Editor
Sleepy Hollow sent heads rolling when it first appeared on FOX on September 16.
The show is set in the town of Sleepy Hollow where delinquent-turned-police-officer Abbie Mills and back-from-the-dead Ichabod Crane come together to protect the world from an onslaught of demons bent on destroying the world.
The headless horseman makes an appearance in the first episode, but figures from other legends are popping up as the show continues into its first few weeks including the Sandman.
Sleepy Hollow displays an interesting plot, reinventing common myths but still keeping original fairytale details.
In the third episode, one of the sandman’s victims jumps to her death from a city skyscraper to later be found with sand in her eyes. The sandman is portrayed as a darker figure in the series, similar to E.T.A. Hoffmann’s short story “The Sandman”, when the main character Nathaniel dies after leaping from a steeple.
While this new series holds some good potential for interesting stories in the future, some of the script writing is a bit too dramatic.
“Hey, who is he? When is the last time you saw him?” questions Abbie Mills.
Dramatic music grows louder. Ichabod Crane slowly looks up, breathing hard.
“When I cut off his head.”
Fiddle screeches as Abbie Mills stares at Crane in shock.
“Who are you?”
And queue commercial.
The dialogue is over the top, because the show’s content is already dramatic. There is plenty of drama and mystery as viewers learn only bits and pieces of the character’s lives in each episode while trying to keep up with the vast number of demons appearing.
Tom Mison portrays his character, “tall, dark, and British” Ichabod Crane, very convincingly, a definite plus for the show. Crane adds some humor throughout the show, lightening parts of what could potentially be a dark series.
FOX announced that Sleepy Hollow will continue with a second season, fans showing interest to the new fall series.
If you haven’t caught the first few episodes on Monday nights at 9, I suggest you catch the train to Sleepy Hollow.