Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Review Tuesday: SLEEPY HOLLOW, Season 2

As a child I was always fascinated by the Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. When Len Wiseman (Mr. Kate Beckinsale) brought to television as a series very loosely based on the tale, I was immediately drawn in. 
Season 2
After the explosive cliff hanger of season finale (Season One, Episode 13), our heroes Abigail Mills (Nicole Beharie) and Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) have to fight back against Moloch's forces of evil, led by the Headless Horseman and Crane's own son Henry/Jeremy (John Noble) that want to bring the end of days. 
This season was eighteen episodes. The first half was dedicated to Henry's attempt to raise Hell on Earth with the birth of Moloch. Our heroes had to deal with the the weekly waves of evil characters that were being unleashed upon Sleepy Hollow weekly.  In some ways it was like watching The X-Files, or FRINGE, or Supernatural as our good guys were faced with some new evil menace weekly. Some new allies were introduced, old ones returned, and the evil menace changed.

I very much liked this season in general. The stories were still fun to watch. The development and interaction of the characters was good. The side stories would tie into the underlying malignancy in clever ways. It all built up to a completely unexpected season finale. 
Season one established that there was a seven year story arc involved in the quest to save mankind by the witnesses. However, the way season two concluded leads me to believe that the show producers aren't sure that there will be a third season and came up with an episode that would suffice as both a season and series finale satisfactorily. But I hope the show does continue. It's fun, creepy, historic, and delightful. Worth adding to your viewing list if you enjoy paranormal serials.