September 30th, 2014
|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!
|Date:||September 30th, 2014 11:42 pm (UTC)|| |
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. :-)
I think you're right about the characters: they anchor the madness. :)
Cheers and a good day, Gwynne! [hugs]
|Date:||October 1st, 2014 12:51 am (UTC)|| |
Yay for finding good escapist TV! [hugs]
Hugs and good escapes for you, A!
It is total crazy sauce, but somehow they make magic out of that. Franklinstein's monster=classic. ;-)
Yes, I can't quite believe that it works, but it does. :)
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.
Hugs, and good ways to let go wished for you!
|Date:||October 2nd, 2014 06:07 pm (UTC)|| |
I'm glad its still hitting the spot:)
I have been trained in the art of Sleepy Hollow-watching. :)