17 September 2013 | Dr_Sagan
Interesting Pilot.. Some later episodes look a little tired, but after these it becomes really good!
****ORIGINAL REVIEW****7/10**** This is a non-spoiler review of the pilot episode.
"Sleepy Hollow" is a modern depiction of the "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", a short story by American author Washington Irving.
The name of the main character, Ichabod Crane, is preserved but his persona is very different than the book. The mysterious Headless Horseman is alive and well also, but his significance is altered in a more global way.
The main actor (Tom Mison) is very sympathetic and looks good in the part. Like his accent too. The production has high values, looks very cinematic, with good visuals and fast, interesting editing.
The story progresses rather quickly and after the first episode you will know the whole story. Not any true mysteries after that, but I do hope it'll get more interesting.
I will watch the next episodes. Most of the shows I'm watching are on seasons finale, so not so many alternatives.
Overall (for the pilot): Recommended
****UPDATED REVIEW****9/10**** This is an update review after seeing 1x08:Necromancer
After a couple of mediocre episodes, the series picks up with episodes 1x07 and 1x08 where we starting to get some real answers about what is really happening.
This was a show visually intriguing from the beginning but in the last couple of episodes becomes very artistic and might even become a classic for some of its scenes.
You really see the fight, Good vs. Evil, to become more intimate. More personal. You now see clearly aspects of this, eternal fight, that other movies and series want to avoid.
Ichabod Crane is trying to adjust to his new reality and, between some grotesque scenes and imagery, Tom Mison's performance and style makes it fun to watch!
Overall: If you are bored from all these same-o procedural police series, Highly Recommended.