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post #31 of 216
This was one of those shows that I thought sounded like a big stretch. I wasn't the least bit excited about it. I was pleasantly surprised and find myself waiting the next episode and to see what they will do with it.
post #32 of 216
Me and the wife liked it. It wasn't what we thought it would be judging from the previews, but it is cool. To me, it has a Grimm mixed with Supernatural vibe going for it.
post #33 of 216
Enjoyed it more than I thought I would. My wife liked it as well. The chemistry between Crane and the "leftenant" was very good.
post #34 of 216
i enjoyed it as well.
post #35 of 216
Really nice, although they killed 2 or 3 "main" characters right off the bat, I was like "whaaat?" didn't expect them to die this fast...

So I think the main character detective and the very old dude (240+) will be the only ones safe
post #36 of 216
Ichabod Crane is safe, but the deputy I could easily see being killed and replaced at some point because she isn't that dynamic of a character or actor.

By the middle of the season I expect more members to join the Sleepy Duo. Since the priest died early and Clancy Brown lost his head the show is missing a lore expert, romantic interest for Crane and some kind of tough, hard-nosed monster-fighter.

His wife might be trapped in a mirror, but that doesn't give off any romantic sparks when she can't be seen.
post #37 of 216
So isn't it too much like Grimm? They set up these two competing covens so that everyone in town is going to be part of the events just like the Wessen. You have an overall arching plot involving a potential apocalypse like the keys. You have a main protagonist who is a cop and whose bosses are secretly in on things. What's new here?
post #38 of 216
Couldn't get into Grimm so I hope I like this better. Looks like it might have an interesting mythology from the preview at the end.
post #39 of 216
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

So isn't it too much like Grimm? They set up these two competing covens so that everyone in town is going to be part of the events just like the Wessen. You have an overall arching plot involving a potential apocalypse like the keys. You have a main protagonist who is a cop and whose bosses are secretly in on things. What's new here?

I've never seen 'Grimm' so it's new to me! smile.gif

Because of rave reviews from my fam I streamed/binge-watched the first season of 'Once Upon a Time' and had an enjoyable time of it. But the second season ran off the rails into a swamp, so I'm skipping the third (as well as the Alice-in-Wonderland spin-off). Hope 'Sleepy Hollow' has a better long-term plan than OUaT. Sometimes these "high concept" shows only have one season's worth of life in 'em. After that, they start to smell like week-old fish.
post #40 of 216
Keep in mind that a couple of the creators of this show are the same dudes that brought us Fringe, which was one of my favorite shows. They seem to create some rather fascinating characters, chuck them into an outlandish situation, and make it fun. There were definitely some Walter Bishop-like moments with Ichabod Crane in the car, playing with the door locks and windows.

I very much liked it and will enjoy it while it lasts. I do hope they find a way to bring Clancy Brown back - that guy rocks.
post #41 of 216
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

What's new here?

Nothing at all. Hunting down monsters of the week, secret societies fighting evil, ancient orders, demons, curses ... Grimm, Supernatural, Buffy, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Dresden Files etc.

If this show had a premise more like the movies Sleepy Hollow, Van Helsing, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, The Brothers Grimm etc. then at least it would break away from the contemporary police procedural and put the familiar tropes in a relatively unused setting for television.
Edited by VisionOn - 9/20/13 at 8:06am
post #42 of 216
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Originally Posted by rsambuca View Post

There were definitely some Walter Bishop-like moments with Ichabod Crane in the car, playing with the door locks and windows.

That wasn't a Walter characteristic, that was typical "man out of time" culture humor. Everyone from 100 years ago is always amazed and confused by the steel beasts people travel around in now.
post #43 of 216
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

That wasn't a Walter characteristic, that was typical "man out of time" culture humor. Everyone from 100 years ago is always amazed and confused by the steel beasts people travel around in now.
But he wasn't mystified by the horseless carriage, he was amazed and playing with the windows and door locks, which is a more child-like quality, similar to Walter Bishop.
post #44 of 216
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Originally Posted by rsambuca View Post

But he wasn't mystified by the horseless carriage, he was amazed and playing with the windows and door locks, which is a more child-like quality, similar to Walter Bishop.

It's no different, it's just new technology. I expect he'll be playing with lots of "wonders" in the next few weeks just as every character who is thrown forward in time on television does.
post #45 of 216
well at least I'm glad that the HH was able to adapt and use modern weaponry, not just his axe, I'm still wondering how is he aiming with no eyes LOL
post #46 of 216
Might as well ask how he is doing anything without a head. (Pretty sure this isn't a true story.)
post #47 of 216
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

well at least I'm glad that the HH was able to adapt and use modern weaponry, not just his axe, I'm still wondering how is he aiming with no eyes LOL
You can't see them because of the darkness, but he actually stole a set of curb feelers off a 65 Caddy on his way to the present time....
Edited by NetworkTV - 9/20/13 at 1:02pm
post #48 of 216
JOHN NOBLE to have a reoccurring guest star role in SLEEPY HOLLOW!


http://hanko9.com/fringe-star-john-noble-to-guest-star-on-foxs-sleepyhollow/
post #49 of 216
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Originally Posted by Argee View Post

JOHN NOBLE to have a reoccurring guest star role in SLEEPY HOLLOW!


http://hanko9.com/fringe-star-john-noble-to-guest-star-on-foxs-sleepyhollow/

Awesome news. I really like Noble. He should have a mantle full of Emmy's from his role as Walter. Stupid Emmy voters.
post #50 of 216
Now that news might keep me watching!

I guess he will be the Lore expert, they will turn to for advice?
post #51 of 216
I wasn't planning to watch this, but if John Noble is going to come on board, I guess I'll record the rerun of the pilot tonight to see if I can stand it.
post #52 of 216
Watched it and it seemed like a Grimm wannabe to me. I just wonder if they'll keep Ichabod in the same Revolutionary War dress for the duration of the series?smile.gif
post #53 of 216
I know it's a stretch but if the mixing the blood linked Crane wit HH perhaps Crane could have also gotten a little invulnerability. Even a smidgen would go a long way.
post #54 of 216
You know, a show that I thought did this kind of thing really well was the greatly under-appreciated 'New Amsterdam' with GoT star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as the lead, a Revolutionary War soldier bewitched by...a witch....to eternal life, his current one being a NYC detective. Gadzooks, I loved that show and I hate procedurals. But the overarching arc and his relationship with one of his many children, one of whom was much "older" and still alive, really moved me. One of those "cancelled too soon" kind of shows.
post #55 of 216
Ahem ...

"I've enjoyed the show but, like others, feel the mythology needs to be played up more if it gets picked up. Otherwise, it's just another cop procedural and that genre has better examples on the small screen. If it stays, I'll watch. If it goes, I won't really miss it (unlike, say, 'Journeyman')."

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1003584/new-amsterdam-on-fox/210#post_13654572

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post #56 of 216
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

Ahem ...

"I've enjoyed the show but, like others, feel the mythology needs to be played up more if it gets picked up. Otherwise, it's just another cop procedural and that genre has better examples on the small screen. If it stays, I'll watch. If it goes, I won't really miss it (unlike, say, 'Journeyman')."

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1003584/new-amsterdam-on-fox/210#post_13654572

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Mea Culpa! tongue.gif Obviously I'm remembering that show with rose colored glasses, maybe because of what a great job NCW is doing on GoT (and he was in Oblivion w/ Tom Cruise! For like 12 seconds). But what really amazes me is that you found that post - dude, that's an awesome display of Forum research. biggrin.gif
post #57 of 216
I remembered New Amsterdam as a show that got a lukewarm response here so I was surprised someone loved it so much. I didn't think it went anywhere and it was another show that failed to capitalize on its mythology so I had to check if I forgot something. Then it was just a case of a Google search. thread title + avsforum is far faster than the AVS search engine.

Now Journeyman, that was a show I remember being cut down at the point it really did start to do very interesting things.
post #58 of 216
New Sulu shouldve just ejected the warp core that usually solves everything.

Still dont get how in LOTR:ROTK Noble ran in flames all the way from the table to off the cliff....if he can do that then he can do anything.
post #59 of 216
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

You know, a show that I thought did this kind of thing really well was the greatly under-appreciated 'New Amsterdam' with GoT star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as the lead, a Revolutionary War soldier bewitched by...a witch....to eternal life, his current one being a NYC detective. Gadzooks, I loved that show and I hate procedurals. But the overarching arc and his relationship with one of his many children, one of whom was much "older" and still alive, really moved me. One of those "cancelled too soon" kind of shows.

I Loved that show. It started much earlier. John Amsterdam was a 35 year old Dutch soldier in Manhattan in the year 1642 when he gained immortality. It was battle with redskins not Red Coats. smile.gif
post #60 of 216
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I Loved that show. It started much earlier. John Amsterdam was a 35 year old Dutch soldier in Manhattan in the year 1642 when he gained immortality. It was battle with redskins not Red Coats. smile.gif

Hey, another one! So there were two of us that enjoyed 'New Amsterdam'. I think I ended up liking it more by the end than my post quoted above would indicate. Wouldn't be the first time that happened. Sometimes shows just grow on ya'.
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