Pilot Review - Epic and Awesome.
This was the new series of fall 2013 I was looking forward to the most. Yes, even more so than Agents Of SHIELD.
I am very happy to report that I was far from disappointed.
Expecting an awesome epic thriller in the vein of Sigma Force,
I got that and more. The pilot feels like a blend of Elementary
with its British Snark Knight
and by-the-book cop duo, blended with Supernatural
for a bit of black comedy and even the use of rock and roll (specifically, "Sympathy For The Devil
TV really needs more supernatural thrillers, a genre that doesn't get nearly as much recognition as it deserves. I do believe that Sleepy Hollow
just might be the series that brings about the much-needed revival we need so much.
The best part is that, unlike many popular thrillers, the pilot actually drops a little bit of Myth Arc
rather than just leave it to take root under the surface, out of sight. They don't just waft the tantalizing fumes, they actually offer us a taste. Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Secret causes behind the American Revolution? Witches fighting for good and evil? What more could you ask for?
I am very pleasantly surprised that this show managed to get such a strong ratings debut, just like Revolution.
Here's hoping that it'll be just as successful, and that it'll build on all its high promise just like, say, LOST.
Word of mouth can protect this one from The Firefly Effect
, so let's us all spread the word!
Edit: It appears that we Sleepyheads are, in fact, spreading the word. Three episodes in and already Fox has renewed it for Season 2! This day we celebrate!