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Because this is probably the most sci-fi/fantasy shows debuting in any fall tv ever, I thought I’d get my thoughts down. I have to say that the Sleepy Hollow pilot is one of the strongest of any show I’ve ever watched.
First, I have to get something out there. I have a deep connection to the Hudson Valley, Washington Irving, and especially Sleepy Hollow. See our Sleepy Hollow episode of Laughing Historically filmed in the Sleepy Hollow graveyard for your proof there.
In that episode, we talk about how The Headless Horseman was created by Washington Irving within two years of Mary Shelley creating Frankenstein, yet as a character, compared to his stitched together brother, the Horseman has only had a few screen adaptations worth noting. Same goes for the setting of the Hudson River Valley which is dripping with legend and atmosphere, but is no where close to the world renown of other haunts like Transylvania or New Orleans.
The show-runners of Sleepy Hollow are Orci and Kurtzman, the two men responsible for writing the Star Trek reboot and Fringe. They understand how to write to a genre and here they are working from the idea of a ghost story turned supernatural tv show. While watching the first episode, I could sense they did their homework, as parts harken back to the feeling I would get while watching Are You Afraid of the Dark, Supernatural, and Twin Peaks at their best. Lets be clear here, parts of this show are utterly off the wall how-the-hell is this on tv bonkers, but its my kind of utterly off the wall how-the-hell is this on tv bonkers.
A pilot really has to do one thing, set the tone and the course of events in motion to sustain a full tv show and it is there that I think Sleepy Hollow shines. They use the tropes of the genre to without giving too much away, literally set in motion X-Files in the Hudson River Valley.
I’ve read a lot of positive press on Sleepy Hollow, but of course some hating too. Let’s be clear here, Sleepy Hollow isn’t Homeland… but in the same way that American Werewolf in London isn’t The Godfather. We have plenty of intricately woven drama narratives on television now, its time we get some quality fun popcorn entertainment to go with it.
After a pretty solid opener and dreadful second episode, the new season of Doctor Who finally delivered what could be one of my favorite episodes ever and a perfect example of why Doctor Who is the best idea for tv show there is. Why was this episode so good?
These kind of things are Doctor Who at its best. Mark Gatiss, you are a god.
From one Page to another, goodbye 30 Rock. I’ll miss you! (at Live Poultry Laughter)
No better way to watch the end of one of my favorite shows than with my favorite former Page!zarchive
Facebook’s new Graph Search was just turned on for my account and its sorta awesome.
We’ll just leave this here…
last week’s The Show You’re Watching is still so so fresh.The Blip Blog
this is true. this is a true fact. source.Ben Gold
Along with the Gilligan’s Island and I Dream of Jeanie themes, I will never get this song out of my head for life. I’m perfectly okay with this fact.
(but there better be some kind of Muppet Doctor Who crossover…)
Conan O’Brien’s blink and you miss it/bigfoot photo cameo on How I Met Your Mother this week. I love how they had Conan on set and this is all they used him for.
Okay. Time for me to nerd out for a minute because I’m not sure I’ve posted this anywhere and I need a time stamp on this. If there is anything I am, its a student of television. There are few shows I love more than How I Met Your Mother and I am positive I have cracked it. I was going to write this last year, but in this last season I have watched as every puzzle piece has fallen in place.If you don’t watch this show, you really should (its on Netflix) and feel free to call me nuts.
I’m going down the rabbit hole here guys, so I will spare you this post unless you really want to read it.