Sleepy Hollow TV Show


I watched the pilot episode tonight, and all I can say is–wow!

I’m a lover of fantasy and paranormal stories, so it’s no surprise that the new Sleepy Hollow show caught my attention and drew me in.

The Gist

Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) is fighting for General Washington in the Revolutionary War when his attempt to take down a masked rider delivers a turn of fate. He finds himself awake in present day Sleepy Hollow, where the landscape has changed, his loved ones are deceased, and he is left searching for an explanation.

Luckily, Crane’s got police detective Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) at his side to help find answers. She semi-believes his story about being catapulted from 250 years ago, and even opens up to share a dark event from her own past which links up with unfolding events.

My Thoughts

So far, I think they make a great team. And yes, I chuckled during those moments when Crane fumbled his way through modern technology and questioned why there were so many Starbucks coffeehouses in town (They’re good for caffeinated drinks and giving directions. I can always tell someone that such-and-such is by the Starbucks on 19th Street and then they know exactly where to go. Heck yeah!).

There’s also a war brewing (of Biblical proportions, no less!), and the intrigue is heightened by players on both sides of the battle who start to come out of the woodwork. I’ll definitely be returning to see what happens next, and I hope you can tune in as well. If you’ve missed the first episode, check it out at HULU.

If you’ve already seen it, I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’ve noticed that some viewers are wondering why the Legend of Sleepy Hollow story hasn’t been mentioned or acknowledged in Abbie’s world. Should it be? Would it have helped?



  1. Hi, Alesha. Great post. I absolutely agree that Sleepy Hollow appears, at this point, to be a homerun. The story held good logic within its Irving/Biblical paradigm, and the effects were well done and convincing for the most part. I knew we were in for a pleasant surprise when I saw Len Wiseman as director on the opening credits.

    I felt the characters were fleshed out surprisingly well and only wish that Clancy Brown the Sheriff (legendary actor/voice actor who I best remember as John Danziger from Earth 2) and John Cho the “in the know” policeman (Sulu from the new Star Trek features) won’t be with us for future episodes.

    I, too, will be watching as this show evolves 🙂

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      Thanks, Tim. I was also disappointed that Clancy and John were cut down so quickly, but the show is definitely entertaining, and I’m looking forward to the next episode.

  2. I’ll be back for the next episode, too. I didn’t quite get the end of this one – what exactly did happen in the graveyard? – but the characters were so compelling it didn’t really matter.
    Yay for a new series to watch!

  3. I was geek’d about a new series…as I am about seeing series period. Love them (looking forward to the return of Grimm this fall)! The Sleepy Hollow pilot was enjoyable and entertaining until the end. I was a tad bit disappointed with that alien/creature looking thing. But I will be tuning in for next week’s epi.

  4. Totally missed the first episode. Thanks for posting the Hulu link, btw.

    I’ve heard nothing but good things from those who watched. I hope there will be enough of us to keep it on the air.

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