Originally Posted by Flambe
I'm surprised people aren't more upbeat on this show. I think it's quite good. I like the fact that they're willing to move the show forward from week to week in meaningful ways (for instance, with the introduction of the sister), and not 'reset' the show every time so each week is just an excuse for the next MotW.
Definitely the most interesting episode since the pilot, precisely because of that. I think Orci and Kurtzman are bringing some Fringeness to the show early by making it more intricate and starting to not care about the audience reaction. The demon well thing reminded me of Buffy. It was kind of cheesy, but I applaud their in-your-face attitude.
This week was basically a mix of National Treasure and Buffy, but the historical revisionist tidbits from Crane mixed with some Buffy/Faith twin action resulted in some pretty snappy dialog. The show needs to keep the three of them on screen more. The opening was funny too. You could see the punchline coming but it was a nice self-parody moment.
I was quite surprised by this week after the general blah of the past few, but I really hope the show isn't going to announce at some point that the sisters are the Two Wintesses as if it's a surprise. It's such an obvious alternative interpretation that I would rather they stick to the original plan and I really don't need the police chief to be a "secret" Freemason. Just make him a normal cop without any secrets or background in protecting artifacts or from a generation of demon hunters.
Next week they find a kid out of time. If that doesn't devolve into a MOTW excuse this show has the potential to do some interesting things. From the previews the show might address Ichabod's appearance as well.
If this season wasn't so short I would really like to see a comedy episode in which he goes shopping or experiences some other modern day marvels. Still crossing my fingers for the lieutenant and Crane to get sent back in time. For the first time I think the show might be crazy enough to try it.