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#26 OFFLINE   phrelin

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:53 PM

With it's 3.5/9 - 10.10 ratings (final adjusted) I wouldn't write this show off ... yet. I never know what will survive.

 

In January 2013 "The Following" premiered with 3.2/8 - 10.42 ratings and is coming back.

 

In September 2012 "The Mob Doctor"  premiered to 1.5/4 - 5.11 ratings and clearly was DOA.

 

On the other hand January 2012 "Alcatraz" premiered with 3.3/8 -10.05 ratings and isn't coming back.

 

And in September 2011 "Terra Nova" premiered with 3.1/8 - 9.22 and became one of those really expensive, poorly managed efforts.

 

It depends entirely on how bad the impact will be with the "Where's Waldo" Fox-Sports-controlled scheduling system Fox uses to make up for the fact that their programming draws mediocre ratings because of the "Where's Waldo" scheduling system (except for "American Idol" which will either recover from its slow death spiral or not).

 

We know that they will premier the J.J. Abrams robots/cops scifi crime procedural "Almost Human" in the 8 pm slot on November 4 changing the lead-in. And the Fox schedule has "Sleepy Hollow" repeated each week on Friday at 9 pm.

 

"Sleepy Hollow" is a quirky scifi/fantasy that could work since it's not horrendously expensive.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:24 PM

I enjoyed the Sleepy Hollow premier episode much more than I thought I would. I liked to the two lead actors immensely. Good humor, fast-paced action. I'm in.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 02:16 PM

[...]

 

"Sleepy Hollow" is a quirky scifi/fantasy that could work since it's not horrendously expensive.

 

That's probably why I'm liking it.   My mind just relaxes.  When it's funny, I laugh ... when it's not, I remind myself that it's just a scifi/fantasy that should not be taken seriously.

 

No muss, no fuss ... something like what Firefly was like - although the similarities are probably accidental.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 02:29 PM

That's probably why I'm liking it. My mind just relaxes. When it's funny, I laugh ... when it's not, I remind myself that it's just a scifi/fantasy that should not be taken seriously.

No muss, no fuss ... something like what Firefly was like - although the similarities are probably accidental.


While I will keep watching it, I definitely don't think it is on the level of Firefly. I do like the concept, but there are some small quirks that are getting to me. The idea that the Sheriff drives around with a LT as his partner and then it seems like the Captain is from a whole different department. If not, the LT wouldn't have had to explain to him that she was the Sheriff's partner. So, if the Captain is from a different department, there is no real explanation as to how the two departments are working. It seems like the main character is a deputy with the Westchester County Sheriff's Office and the Captain is part of the Sleepy Hollow Police Department or is it the other way around?

I do think there will be some good lines in this show.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:05 PM

While I will keep watching it, I definitely don't think it is on the level of Firefly. I do like the concept, but there are some small quirks that are getting to me. The idea that the Sheriff drives around with a LT as his partner and then it seems like the Captain is from a whole different department. If not, the LT wouldn't have had to explain to him that she was the Sheriff's partner. So, if the Captain is from a different department, there is no real explanation as to how the two departments are working. It seems like the main character is a deputy with the Westchester County Sheriff's Office and the Captain is part of the Sleepy Hollow Police Department or is it the other way around?

I do think there will be some good lines in this show.


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No, of course it's not at the level of Firefly. For that to happen, it would have to have been written by Joss - and it wasn't.  It only hints at that, but it's funny just the same.  When it stops being funny, I'll tune something else in.

 

I'll keep watching, too ... but I'll leave the plotline nitpicking to others.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:36 PM

It's just a flesh wound!

 

I'm just saying...


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:51 PM

This week's episode not so impressive. IMHO, of course. :grin:


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:04 PM

This week's episode not so impressive. IMHO, of course. :grin:

 

Ditto. I felt there was quite a drop in quality, especially in terms of pacing.



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 01:11 PM

...John Noble deserved to win every acting award available to him for his portrayal of Walter Bishop! Unfortunately Fringe was the wrong kind of show with marginal ratings to garner him much attention along those lines.

 

Very well said; I could not agree more. Why he did not win the supporting actor Emmy 5 years in a row is highway robbery. Not even nominated, IIRC. Maybe you are correct and it is all about who is watching.

 

Sometimes shows shoot their wad in the pilot, and then have no ammo to reload for the next few eps. This may be a case of that. I still think it is worth hanging in for a while.


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:28 PM

I agree with phrelin 100% ... it seemed to have lost something.  IMO the humor was not spontaneous and it lacked subtlety.

 

TomCat might have hit it on the head:

 

"Sometimes shows shoot their wad in the pilot, and then have no ammo to reload for the next few eps. This may be a case of that. I still think it is worth hanging in for a while."

 

I have no problem with Noble joining the cast of SH, as long as he doesn't do that horrible Vincent Price-esque thing he did in Dark Matters.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 01:16 PM

I thought the 3rd episode was quite a bit better than the second. So far I'd rate them something like this...

 

1st episode - 4/5

2nd episode - 2/5

3rd episode - 3/5



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 01:49 PM

I thought the 3rd episode was quite a bit better than the second. So far I'd rate them something like this...

 

1st episode - 4/5

2nd episode - 2/5

3rd episode - 3/5

 

Looks like TomCat has his finger on the pulse of this one.

 

I have it in the can, Reaper. Does it still have humor in it?


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:22 PM

It's already been renewed for a second season.

 

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 01:03 PM

No it is not a funny show, it's a drama.  And has been quite good.


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 01:40 PM

A drama can have humor, a comedy can have drama. 



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 02:20 PM

A drama can have humor, a comedy can have drama. 

 

dpeters11: Exactly.

 

Rascal01: I beg to differ.


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 02:42 PM

I have it in the can, Reaper. Does it still have humor in it?

 

Yes, it does. I think that aspect of it is pretty good.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:43 AM

Yes, it does. I think that aspect of it is pretty good.

 

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:52 AM

For the record, Fox renewed "Sleepy Hollow" at the end of last week. It will go 13 episodes this year and return next year.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 04:46 PM

I finally got around to giving this one a shot.  I gave it 2 episodes.  It's been deleted.

 

It's trying to be too many things at once... 


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 02:52 AM

I finally got around to giving this one a shot.  I gave it 2 episodes.  It's been deleted.

 

It's trying to be too many things at once... 

 

It is still going to be here if you want to come back.

 

It has everything the American public wants.

Religious references and a simple story that everyone can follow along with with plenty of CGI action.

 

It even has a main character that most of us can pronounce.

 

I cannot even remember an episode where my brain has to make any effort to understand the plot.

I suspect it will be around for years.



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:42 PM

I absolutely *love* Ichabod's habit of correcting people's impression of history - like Paul Revere's ride, scolding the guide for saying "The British were coming" when the alarm was "The Regulars are coming" - because were STILL BRITISH then - and pointing out that Revere never finished the ride!






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