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Sleepy Hollow

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

  1. yosoyellobo

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    How old is the cute little girl? She should be going to school by now. I might start watching again.
     
  2. balboadave

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    John Noble (Fringe's Walter Bishop) has been signed as a recurring guest star. Looking forward to seeing him again.
     
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  3. Henry

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    Joss lives!
     
  4. tsmacro

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    Well that definitely makes me a little more interested in this show! 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.
     
  5. armophob

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    The horseman adapting to 21st century weapons was not as unbelievable as the police captain flip flopping by the end of a single episode on the word of a couple of cops witness report at night.

    Yep, this would be best called a mini-series. It won't survive the year.
     
  6. phrelin

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    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.
     
  7. Reaper

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    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.
     
  8. Henry

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    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.
     
  9. The Merg

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    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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  10. Henry

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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.
     
  11. russ9

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    It's just a flesh wound!

    I'm just saying...
     
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  12. phrelin

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

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

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    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.
     
  15. Henry

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    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.
     
  16. Reaper

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    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
     
  17. Henry

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    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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    No it is not a funny show, it's a drama. And has been quite good.
     
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    A drama can have humor, a comedy can have drama.
     

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