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Sleepy Hollow Season 1 (DVD)

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  • Creepy effects
  • Awesome Ichabod & Abby
  • Not for people who are easily scared
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      11.08.2014 17:44
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      • "Awesome Ichabod & Abby"
      • "Creepy effects"
      • "Modern setting"


      • "Not for people who are easily scared"

      A masterpiece or trash? I love it either way!

      To be perfectly honest, I'm still not sure whether Sleepy Hollow is high-quality drama or complete and utter trash - but I love it either way!

      In this semi-modernised version of Washington Irving's tale, Ichabod Crane is placed into a kind of stasis by his wife, who just happened to be a witch. 200 years later, the headless horseman is again unleashed on Sleepy Hollow, and awakens Ichabod Crane from where he had been buried.

      Oddly enough, Crane doesn't really fit in to the modern Sleepy Hollow all too well - the fish-out-of-water angle is played well for laughs, without over-doing the bit. Crane's knowledge of Sleepy Hollow's history is handy to solve the demon problems that police officer Abby Mills is now having to face - some of the affects are awesomely creepy, so it's not for those who dislike horror or are easily creeped out.

      Ichabod & Abby have a good rapport (with an edge of possibly a little something else - though Ichabod is sort of married, his wife being around an impressively large amount of time for a dead woman,) and Abby's sister is a fairly awesome bad-a**. Abby herself is admirable mainly for her ability to cope with the insanity shoved at her from the very first episode.

      There are plenty of flashbacks to colonial times for those who like the frilly sleeves, flashy buttons, and pony-tails (especially nice on Mr. Crane, may I add.) Of course, this show being what it is, even the flashbacks have the odd demon, witch, or other odd gothic take on the history of the USA.

      An excellent series with a fresh take on the headless horseman tale and a truly enjoyable set of plotlines, effects, and characters. One for any fan of the slightly odd or gothic.


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