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post #151 of 216
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Originally Posted by snowcat View Post

The combination of history, biblical end-of-days, and great writing has worked, at least for me. (I loved how Crane berates the tour guide about Paul Revere biggrin.gif)

In all fairness, the guide was partially correct about Revere being a "dentist"...
post #152 of 216
Wow, finally an episode that lives up to the promise of the series so far.

A bit contrived on the 'plot twist', but I'll take it if we keep up this kind of pace and quality from here. Of course, judging by the peek at next week, that looks doubtful.
post #153 of 216
That was a fun episode. Far better than the teasers made it out to be. Although, Molluk's henchmen just looked like guys in little green suits. I liked how they poofed into dirt (feathers? dust?) when they were shot though.
post #154 of 216
I guess gas electric generators don't exist in sleepy hollow .....
post #155 of 216
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I guess gas electric generators don't exist in sleepy hollow .....

That was my first thought as soon as they switched the lights on. Still, the Sleepy Gang did a decent job of buying all the lights, setting the fake heads and wiring the lights up underground in quick time. None of them seem to be electrical specialists. wink.gif

Really enjoying the fact they have partnered Orlando Jones with the other sister. Jones was being wasted and folding him into the gang with a partner not only balances out the dynamic but also gives everyone a reason to be on screen. Also glad Jones was not another secret-in-waiting. Dodged a cliche bullet there so far.

I expected Abraham being the horseman as the flashback started and somehow Katrina had ended up with him. I would like to see how that played out because the jump from the first meeting with Crane to her being engaged to someone the exact opposite was a big stretch. Crane remains constantly amusing to me with the writers giving him some great lines and Mison delivering excellent reaction. The fist bump for example was typical future fish out of water stuff, but Crane commenting to himself made it much funnier.

The past two episodes felt very "Supernatural" to me, especially since the Winchester's currently have a demon chained to a chair in a mystical bunker of an ancient order that's protected by wards and magic. He does have a head though. Speaking of which, the FX for the horseman are particularly good for a character with so much screen time and frequency. I'm impressed the studio can keep them up on a TV schedule.

Pity the horseman has vanished. It kept the arc very heavy the past few episodes and next week looks like it might be back to spookiness of the week.
post #156 of 216
Not a bad episode last night, though the tree monster seemed a bit silly. At least we know Ichabob is handy with an ax. biggrin.gif

You would think that Katrina would have mentioned a son at some point before this, wouldn't you? It should be interesting to see what happened to him. I wasn't too surprised that Abbey was a relative of the housekeeper who helped out the family.
post #157 of 216
Slight dip in ratings. Hopefully it is just holiday related.

Fox’s ‘Almost Human’ takes another hit
New drama falls 17 percent from last week, to a 1.9 in 18-49s
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - Nov. 26, 2013

Fox’s “Almost Human” continued to slide in its third outing last night.

The new drama averaged a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, according to Nielsen overnights, off 17 percent from last week’s 2.3.

The show premiered to a 3.1 on Sunday, Nov. 17, before moving into its regular Monday timeslot the next night.

The lower lead-in appeared to hurt Fox’s other new Monday night drama, “Sleepy Hollow,” which slipped 12 percent to a 2.2 at 9 p.m.
post #158 of 216
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Slight dip in ratings. Hopefully it is just holiday related.

And I'm not helping either......I'm getting so backlogged with DVR programs I think I've got either one or two SH's I haven't yet watched :( I'm hoping to catch up over the holidays when most programs go into repeats but me watching SH three weeks later probably doesn't help for the ratings....

And for FOX's other program Almost Human, I would have liked to gotten into it but they had to put it on the worst night(for me anyway) where I already have 3 things set to record on my dual tuner DVR, sure wish they had repeated it some other night, any night, just not Monday which seems to be the new Thursday!

post #159 of 216
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Not a bad episode last night, though the tree monster seemed a bit silly. At least we know Ichabob is handy with an ax. biggrin.gif

The Rubber Tree Monster haunted house felt like a Buffy season one holdover. You could swap out Ichabod for Buffy chopping up the basement quite easily.

Still, the show did add some more to the ongoing story with a hunt for Crane's son and Mison acted out the news very well. Mison is a really great find. Plus, Orlando Jones got more to do as well. He's moving on from Generic Police Captain Under Pressure With Only 24 Hours To Break The Case to being an actual character now.
post #160 of 216
I did not enjoy that episode at all. It was rather boring for me with nothing new being revealed that was worth while except he has a kid. The whole way they filmed it to add more suspense/scare was bad too. Oh well, the awesomeness of the other episodes make up for this one lapse.
post #161 of 216

They are beginning to lose me. 

post #162 of 216
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

Speaking of which, the FX for the horseman are particularly good for a character with so much screen time and frequency. I'm impressed the studio can keep them up on a TV schedule.

It's a costume ... no FX are really needed here. wink.gif
post #163 of 216
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It's a costume ... no FX are really needed here. wink.gif

Incorrect. It's a lot of visual effects. The fact that you don't realize that is a testament to how well they are done.
post #164 of 216
Nah, all they had to do was find an actor with no head for the part. There has to be one of those in LA. biggrin.gif
post #165 of 216
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Originally Posted by vfxproducer View Post

Incorrect. It's a lot of visual effects. The fact that you don't realize that is a testament to how well they are done.

Well as soon as they figure out how to make HH look (and move) like a normal sized person sans head ... then we can talk. wink.gif

Right now he looks like a "normal" sized person wearing a costume with an extended torso to cover up the actor's head. Furthermore, the height perspectives seem to change depending upon whether the character is in Hessen form (with head) or HH form (sans head.)

So I guess the "FX" could use a wee bit more tweeking. wink.gif
post #166 of 216
Would not a "green screen hoodie" permit them to project what ever they want onto HH?
post #167 of 216
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Would not a "green screen hoodie" permit them to project what ever they want onto HH?

Sure ... that's probably the easiest solution. Still doesn't explain why the HH (sans head) dwarfs all of the other actors ... like he was a full 7ft tall before decapitation ... but now he's only 6.5ft tall. wink.gif

It's not a showstopper, it's just one of those things that doesn't quite look right to one's lizard-brain. smile.gif
post #168 of 216
Was there not a new Hollow tonight? My DVR recorded a repeat.
post #169 of 216
The tenth episode doesn't air until next week.
post #170 of 216
They managed to move the plot forward a little in what would have otherwise been a MotW episode. Does anyone think the 4-in-1 witches may have survived? And does anyone expect Ichabod's son to come return later in the series? Yeah, they "stopped his heart" but that's different than saying that outright killed him...

The little golem doll was terrifying, IMHO - far scarier than the Golem itself.
post #171 of 216
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They managed to move the plot forward a little in what would have otherwise been a MotW episode. Does anyone think the 4-in-1 witches may have survived? And does anyone expect Ichabod's son to come return later in the series? Yeah, they "stopped his heart" but that's different than saying that outright killed him...

The little golem doll was terrifying, IMHO - far scarier than the Golem itself.
Yes, it seems as if the whole son story came and went rather quickly, the previous episode Ichabod was beside himself wanting to know what happened, and then this episode it's all over and done with. I was expecting more and as you note, maybe we really haven't seen/heard the last of his son yet.
post #172 of 216
Yeah, Crane's son will pop up when the plot requires it. Presumably, Icabod's heart was "stopped" during his long sleep as well and it started back up pretty easily.

They didn't show the Golum actually killing the 4 witches, but he did seem to kill their tent. Maybe they'll be back as well. Those smiles were kind of hot. wink.gif
post #173 of 216
Disappointingly, I just read that there are only 2 episodes left, which will be aired on January 20th from 8-10PM. The Following will be airing during the second half of the schedule. Will there be a full slate of episodes in the second season?
post #174 of 216
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Disappointingly, I just read that there are only 2 episodes left, which will be aired on January 20th from 8-10PM. The Following will be airing during the second half of the schedule. Will there be a full slate of episodes in the second season?

Actually there are three episodes left in the season, with a new episode also scheduled for January 13th, in addition to the 2 hour finale on the 20th. Fox has already also said that the second season will also only have a 13 episode order. This is just one example of a growing trend for serialized network shows going toward more cable-like, shortened seasons.
post #175 of 216
A Very Very Supernatural Episode this week. Crane and Co. need to learn the Devil's Trap and load up on some rock salt shotguns.

Some good character movement this week, Clancy reappeared and more fun with clothes (Abby sucks as a wardrobe assistant) but holy crap the possession thing was hilariously cheesy. I find evil kids a terribly unconvincing trope at the best of times but the floating, fizz-wigged hokum in this episode had me laughing at the screen. You need a really good child actor to even make that stuff passable, and Sleepy Hollow does not have that. It didn't get any better when the demon was spouting all his evil plan cliches and then the show played the "Fight the evil Macey! I know you are in there!" card.

What would have made this episode's story slightly better is if the demon had been called Azazel, tying it back to the movie "Fallen" with Denzel and John Goodman. That movie ended with the demon still at large and finishing it off in this one would have been a cool and obscure callback.

I'm glad that demon was a one-off because if the body-swapping kid possession was a regular threat I wouldn't be able to keep watching. More Washington and his National Treasure Book of Demon Fighting in the future I hope.
post #176 of 216
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A Very Very Supernatural Episode this week. Crane and Co. need to learn the Devil's Trap and load up on some rock salt shotguns.

Some good character movement this week, Clancy reappeared and more fun with clothes (Abby sucks as a wardrobe assistant) but holy crap the possession thing was hilariously cheesy. I find evil kids a terribly unconvincing trope at the best of times but the floating, fizz-wigged hokum in this episode had me laughing at the screen. You need a really good child actor to even make that stuff passable, and Sleepy Hollow does not have that. It didn't get any better when the demon was spouting all his evil plan cliches and then the show played the "Fight the evil Macey! I know you are in there!" card.

What would have made this episode's story slightly better is if the demon had been called Azazel, tying it back to the movie "Fallen" with Denzel and John Goodman. That movie ended with the demon still at large and finishing it off in this one would have been a cool and obscure callback.

I'm glad that demon was a one-off because if the body-swapping kid possession was a regular threat I wouldn't be able to keep watching. More Washington and his National Treasure Book of Demon Fighting in the future I hope.

Devil Baby Will Haunt New Yorkers' Dreams biggrin.gif
post #177 of 216
The demon should have been Gozer the Destructor. Ichabod and Abbey would have had to figure out how to cross the streams.wink.gif
post #178 of 216
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Devil Baby Will Haunt New Yorkers' Dreams biggrin.gif

So that's what happened to the baby from Dawn of the Dead!
post #179 of 216
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Originally Posted by Nachosgrande View Post

Disappointingly, I just read that there are only 2 episodes left, which will be aired on January 20th from 8-10PM. The Following will be airing during the second half of the schedule. Will there be a full slate of episodes in the second season?

Actually there are three episodes left in the season, with a new episode also scheduled for January 13th, in addition to the 2 hour finale on the 20th. Fox has already also said that the second season will also only have a 13 episode order. This is just one example of a growing trend for serialized network shows going toward more cable-like, shortened seasons.


Sad that its coming to end on Jan 20th and yes it will be back but I just wish Fox would make the series longer. Its one of my favorites.
post #180 of 216
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Sad that its coming to end on Jan 20th and yes it will be back but I just wish Fox would make the series longer. Its one of my favorites.
Very sad indeed, and instead we get the comically bad "The Following".
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