Dawning Creates

Writing and Reviews – Denise Pasutti

Sleepy Hollow (Pilot)


The headless horseman returns to terrorize the small town of Sleepy Hollow in the year 2013 after being deadish since the 1790’s.  Tied through blood to the horseman is Ichabod Crane, the man who beheaded him 250 years earlier. 


First Impressions: The shows looks great.  The scenery, the costumes and the general atmosphere is very well presented.  The story is ok I guess as it seems to be going in a direction I wasn’t expecting – diverging from the Sleepy Hollow legend – and it could be an interesting series but I think they are missing the mark on the character from a different time period.  The way that he just mysteriously appears and the acceptance of him being there is farfetched and not working for me.  

While the story has potential and an underlining apocalyptic approach, the way that it is being told is kind of weak.  I find reality pretty far stretched with the police letting this stranger claiming to be from the 1700’s, just jump into a police investigation no questions asked.  There is one point where they specifically state that it will take 7 years for the end of days to come.  Could this a prospective timeline for the number of hoped for seasons? 

Final Thoughts: I was defiantly underwhelmed by this premiere.  The best part was the last 5 minutes with the appearance of a cool monster.  That alone is the reason that I will give this show another shot next week but I don’t have high hopes that this one will last and it will have to do a lot to keep me watching. 


One comment on “Sleepy Hollow (Pilot)

    September 17, 2013

    I, too, was overwhelmed with the premiere of Sleepy Hollow. It kept me on the edge of my seat, and I’m happy to watch a Monday night thriller that doesn’t include vampires, werewolves and zombies. Although, the headless horseman is a symbol of the walking dead, or should I say, the dead on horseback.

    I hope the show continues to built on the mystery, and perhaps the audience will find out how Ichabod and the headless horseman traveled to the present.

    I’m looking forward to the next episode.


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