?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Day #19, 30 Days of Appreciation: Sleepy Hollow and the Art of Letting Go - Laura Wise

> Recent Entries
> Archive
> Friends
> Profile

September 30th, 2014


Previous Entry Share Next Entry
07:32 pm - Day #19, 30 Days of Appreciation: Sleepy Hollow and the Art of Letting Go
Today was only slightly less awful than Monday. We persevere.

And so I'd like to spend today's appreciation on the gift that Sleepy Hollow has bestowed on me: the art of Letting Go.

As many reviewers and viewers will say, Sleepy Hollow's storytelling is frankly and unabashedly nuts. (I believe the term the producers use is "twistory" to explain the way they take nuggets of truth and crush and remake them into story-lines of crazysauce.) This is a show where Benjamin Franklin in his copious spare time makes a monster to fight evil, one which IN THE SHOW gets dubbed "Franklinstein's Monster." See? Crazysauce.

But it also has wit, and heart, and speed of narrative, and gorgeous leads in Tom Mison's Ichabod and Nicole Beharie's Abbie who give everything ye olde Mulder/Scully partner vibes. It has great supporting characters like Irving (although re the end of last night's episode: DUDE. NO.) and Jenny, and John Noble having a blast as the Impossible Man.

It's an hour of letting go, and I appreciate that.

May you have respite from the worst of your days!

(10 comments | Leave a comment)

Comments:


[User Picture]
From:gwynnega
Date:September 30th, 2014 11:42 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I had missed several episodes, but I did watch last night and thoroughly enjoyed it (and was only slightly lost as to recent plot developments!). It has such strong characters, it doesn't seem to matter what the heck happens. :-)
[User Picture]
From:laurawise
Date:October 1st, 2014 12:10 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I think you're right about the characters: they anchor the madness. :)

Cheers and a good day, Gwynne! [hugs]
[User Picture]
From:anne_d
Date:October 1st, 2014 12:51 am (UTC)
(Link)
Yay for finding good escapist TV! [hugs]
[User Picture]
From:laurawise
Date:October 1st, 2014 12:11 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Hugs and good escapes for you, A!
[User Picture]
From:cindergal
Date:October 1st, 2014 02:38 am (UTC)
(Link)
It is total crazy sauce, but somehow they make magic out of that. Franklinstein's monster=classic. ;-)
[User Picture]
From:laurawise
Date:October 1st, 2014 12:11 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Yes, I can't quite believe that it works, but it does. :)

[hugs]
[User Picture]
From:stateless82
Date:October 1st, 2014 03:42 am (UTC)
(Link)
You'd think letting go would be a simple thing, but boy does it take effort.

Here's to each day being less awful than the day before. And to storytelling that works magic.
[User Picture]
From:laurawise
Date:October 1st, 2014 12:11 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Hugs, and good ways to let go wished for you!

[hugs hugs]
[User Picture]
From:paratti
Date:October 2nd, 2014 06:07 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I'm glad its still hitting the spot:)
[User Picture]
From:laurawise
Date:October 2nd, 2014 11:03 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I have been trained in the art of Sleepy Hollow-watching. :)

Hugs hugs!

> Go to Top
LiveJournal.com