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07:59 am - 5 Things to Know about *Sleepy Hollow*
In a dashing hurry, but now that we have two episodes of Sleepy Hollow under our belts, let's recap sans any real spoilers:

*The producers need to send the casting agents a ginormous bonus, because Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie are working v.v.v. silly scripts like their lives depend on it.
*Which means they're both really, really good. Mison's got comic timing for days, Beharie keeps making really interesting choices in emotional scenes, they got the old X-Files chemistry.
*Also, Mr Mison's adorable.
*Coco Chanel famously said that one should get fully dressed and then take one accessory off. Dear Sleepy Hollow writers, you need to heed Madame Chanel's advice re storylines.
*Also -- back away from the Romany slurs, darlings.

And this is sort of a spoiler, but... should one wish to refrain from Christian blasphemy, the show has now given us a new and highly satisfying exclamation [note: not that a CHARACTER has said this]: "Sweet zombie John Cho!"

May you have eighteenth-century AND twenty-first-century delights today, possibly with George Washington.

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From:mamculuna
Date:September 24th, 2013 12:47 pm (UTC)
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All true! I haven't watched all of the second one--good job of making points without spoiling. Loved the scene of Ich discovering the shower, etc.

This works so much better for me than Once Upon A Time did.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 24th, 2013 07:28 pm (UTC)
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I really wanted to like Once Upon A Time, but like you, I never clicked with it. Sleepy Hollow is a ride I'm willing to take, be it ever so silly. :)

Cheers to you!
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From:janus_74
Date:September 24th, 2013 02:30 pm (UTC)
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I've really missed a show that has characters with chemistry like the X-Files.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 24th, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC)
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Mison and Beharie play off each other brilliantly. :)
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From:gwynnega
Date:September 24th, 2013 07:47 pm (UTC)
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Drats, I still haven't watched Sleepy Hollow!

::goes back to listening to fake-Motown Bowie covers::

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:September 24th, 2013 07:51 pm (UTC)
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It's not a QUALITY program, but it's hugely enjoyable. [beams]

(Liked that cover, btw!)

Hugs!
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From:justhuman
Date:September 25th, 2013 03:44 am (UTC)
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I'm not expecting anything out of it, but I'm enjoying it very much. I think they have to slow up the breakneck speed and find a more comfortable rhythm, but I can see myself settling in.

They do really play well off of one another, and as you see, Mison's comic timing is brilliant.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 25th, 2013 10:36 am (UTC)
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I agree -- I think I'm enjoying it in part because I don't have any expectations of 'good' storytelling. It's just lighthearted horror-fun with pretty people who are good actors. :)

Cheers, JH, and a great day!
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From:stateless82
Date:September 25th, 2013 11:35 am (UTC)
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John Cho is the reason I want to keep watching the show and at the same time the reason I almost turned it off. Serious zombie issues. Also ouch.

I may also be intrigued by the sister.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 25th, 2013 12:00 pm (UTC)
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The sister looks like a great addition! Orlando Jones (who plays the boss cop) tweeted the first Sarah-Connor-Terminator comment, which seems spot-on. :)

Hugs hugs, S!

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