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Sleepy Hollow

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by TomCat, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. TomCat

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    OK, I enjoyed this; it was fun. The cast is great, the dialog is very "Wheedon-like", which is a good thing. The two leads won me over very quickly. But the concept is preposterous, and will probably collapse under its own weight at some point; I am not sure how the writers can be inventive enough 22 times a season for multiple seasons to even make it to season 2 under these corners that they have already painted themselves into. Here's hoping they overcome any fears I might have. There were a lot of WTF? moments, but I just saw the entire series Under the Dome so I am getting used to that. Still fun. My only regret <minor spoiler alert> is that two wonderful and accomplished actors who appeared in this pilot will apparently not be around for the rest of the series. Ironically, two we have never before heard of, will. FOX needs a hit; I'm rooting for this one.
     
  2. yosoyellobo

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    I enjoy the opener and hope the writers can work out a credible line base on the premise. If anything else I sure I will enjoy the nitpicking a la "Under The Dome"
     
  3. mrro82

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    I was OK until I saw the headless horseman with a shotgun and M16. I didn't like that. Besides that I enjoyed it and am looking forward to what ahead (no pun intended :lol:)

    Sent from the other side of the Milky Way with my S4.
     
  4. toobs

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    I still need to watch it, but I'm kinda hesitated on this one. Fox does good slapstick humors, but when it comes to dramas, almost all of them fizzles out.
     
  5. juniormaj

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    That was puzzling to me, too. Apparently he/it adapts quickly to technology.
     
  6. mrro82

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    That was puzzling to me, too. Apparently he/it adapts quickly to technology.

    It's curious since he's never seen them before. How could he load them let alone use them? A musket sure. M16 not so much. I hope this doesn't continue.
    Sent from the other side of the Milky Way with my S4.
     
  7. juniormaj

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    I'm trying to imagine a possible scenario where the horseman is more of an omnipresent evil force, or something, and doesn't have constraints of knowledge. (it's a stretch). Or maybe just quickly assumes present day evil.
    Maybe it was just a glaring oversight by the writers.
     
  8. gpg

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    Hmmm. We've got a headless horseman running around trying to find his head. Before we worry about how he knows how to fire a modern weapon shouldn't we figure out how he knows where to aim any weapon at all?
     
  9. yosoyellobo

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    It looks like a gun. I don't thing he is going to point it at himself. The rest is easy.
     
  10. gpg

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    But he has no eyes.
     
  11. yosoyellobo

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    Then Ichabod Crane has nothing to worry about if the headless horsemen can not see him.
     
  12. balboadave

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    Are any of you even paying attention, or are all your eyes rolled back too far? He's one of the four horseman of the apocalypse, Death. Since when do supernatural beings need logic?
     
  13. oldschoolecw

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    Yeah, he is one of the four horsemen and that was what made this show for me.
     
  14. yosoyellobo

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    They had me at Sleepy Hallow.
     
  15. tsmacro

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    I thought about checking this show out but then I decided I was making this one subject to my "must be renewed for season 2 rule". I'll catch up over next summer if it does.
     
  16. Drucifer

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    It is terrible unbelievable. Taking the Sleepy Hollow horseman and making him one of the Four Horsemen from Revelation is the corruption of two great literary works into a pile of junk called a Hollywood script.

    My money is on, it will be gone by Halloween.
     
  17. balboadave

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    Speaking of people on their high horses.
     
  18. cj9788

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    One of my favorite lines was said by Ichabod Crane when he bought a pastry. It was a long the lines of "A ten percent levy on baked goods? The revolution was started because of a levy of two percent" and another was when he fired his gun and the girl said why didn't you shoot again and he was bewildered at the fact the the gun could fire more than one shot. He has been asleep basically for what 250 years. There is going to be tons of material that can be written in like the first time he sees an escalator or modern indoor plumbing. the telephone tv and movies. Computers. All things of unimaginable wonder to someone who has no idea what any of those things are. I really loved the Starbucks jab. There is a Starbucks on that corner and another on that corner. Is it a law that there be a Starbucks on every corner he asks. I really hope this show sticks around but it being on FOX makes me think this show will beheaded by mid season.....
     
  19. phrelin

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    To me the show has great potential for clever, sophistication, in its subtle comedy as well as placing the so-called Easter Eggs for fans to look for. But people will have to get beyond the need to suspend belief a bit. And yes, I'll take bets on when Fox will move it to Friday after "Bones" which is getting moved to Friday after baseball playoffs.
     
  20. cj9788

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    Uhg the Friday Night death spot. Some shows could carry a Friday night but those are few and fr between. I am angered that FOX has chosen to schedule Rasing Hope on Friday night. I am actually betting that either Dads or Brooklyn 99 ngets the ax soon and that FOX will put Raising Hope back on Tuesday night. I know it was never a ratings grabber and the only reason we are getting a fifth season is probably for the syndication of the show. I am foolish enough to think that it will get enough ratings points to eek out sixth season but I also want win the lotto as well.........
     

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