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Old December 12 2013, 03:16 AM   #301
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Well a Shoney's Big Boy-like doll would not have done the trick, I don't think...

Ratings are slumping, looks like both it and Almost Human are iffy for a pick-up.
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Old December 12 2013, 03:21 AM   #302
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Well a Shoney's Big Boy-like doll would not have done the trick, I don't think...

Ratings are slumping, looks like both it and Almost Human are iffy for a pick-up.
Sleepy Hollow has already been renewed for a second season.

Fox announced it back on October 3rd.
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Old December 12 2013, 03:32 AM   #303
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Well a Shoney's Big Boy-like doll would not have done the trick, I don't think...

Ratings are slumping, looks like both it and Almost Human are iffy for a pick-up.
Sleepy Hollow has already been renewed for a second season.

Fox announced it back on October 3rd.
I think I knew that, but if ratings don't hold, that decision can be reversed; it isn't automatic.

I'd like to see both shows renewed, even though the juvenile sexual asides on Almost Human make me cringe sometimes.
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Old December 12 2013, 04:28 AM   #304
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I've found Almost Human an almost complete failure. The science fiction is cliched and cursory, the character writing is weak, the female characters are poorly handled, and it's basically just a pastiche of really violent '80s cop movies, which are not a genre I follow. By contrast, Sleepy Hollow may have a ridiculous premise, but it really commits to it and fleshes it out imaginatively, and it does great work with its characters. If AH is doing poorly in the ratings, I'm neither surprised nor disappointed, but I hope having it as a lead-in doesn't hurt Sleepy Hollow.
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Old December 12 2013, 05:10 PM   #305
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Agreed - SH IMO is extremely well written and the characters are top-shelf. I would be very disappointed if this show ends before its time. Although I do think that 7 years may be a bit ambitious. I hope they have a good roadmap.
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Old December 12 2013, 11:44 PM   #306
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I need to rewatch Monday's episode again. I was on the phone for most of the time and didn't really pay much attention. But it appears Ichabod's son was given up for adoption. At some point, he fell to the hands of a cruel man who was beating him with a whip. And there was a coven of witches that buried him alive when he was older(?). What a tragic life ...
Am I the only one who thought that Ichabod's son, though buried, was placed in some sort of magical suspended animation and could have been revived in the future?



Okay, so maybe I am the only one.

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Old December 12 2013, 11:58 PM   #307
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No, that was directly implied by the show.
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Old December 13 2013, 12:09 AM   #308
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I need to rewatch Monday's episode again. I was on the phone for most of the time and didn't really pay much attention. But it appears Ichabod's son was given up for adoption. At some point, he fell to the hands of a cruel man who was beating him with a whip. And there was a coven of witches that buried him alive when he was older(?). What a tragic life ...
Am I the only one who thought that Ichabod's son, though buried, was placed in some sort of magical suspended animation and could have been revived in the future?



Okay, so maybe I am the only one.

The four didn't say they killed him, they said they stopped his heart. They didn't intend to put him to sleep, given their treatment of his mother over her preserving Ichabod. But given that he is a powerful witch, I think it's likely he can be revived.
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Old December 13 2013, 12:36 AM   #309
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So he is still alive.
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Old December 13 2013, 01:08 AM   #310
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Old December 13 2013, 02:48 AM   #311
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I too was bored to tears by the Captain's family soap opera. That's not the kind of scene I watch this show for.
Normally I hate that stuff, too. But this was providing some background for him and gave some extra info. He’s not one of the witnesses; he can step away from this. His talk with the priest(?) gave info that he’s a man of faith, or was. And the fact that he’s willing to continue with Ichabod/Abby shows his strength of character. His errors in his marriage shows that he’s flawed, but is willing to continue despite his flaws. His apology to his ex shows that he’s realized and accepted responsibility for his mistakes, isn’t blaming her, and actually sounded like a goodbye, in a way.

The scene with the priest also counterposed the scene with the possessed hot chocolate vendor. It also showed that the “evil” is aware of him. And his daughter. You can tell there’s going to be a choice: fight evil or protect daughter.

Unless his daughter takes a prominent role (which I think she will, but hopefully not too much), this was sufficient to round out his background.

I do like him with Abby’s sister; the characters interact well and there’s enough chemistry between them.

I noticed that Ichabod is the only white main character. I like how that was done without making a big show of it. Well, now John Noble is recurring, and the sister is more recurring than main.
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Old December 15 2013, 03:41 AM   #312
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I didn't even notice what you pointed out about the racial makeup of the cast. Very cool.
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Old December 15 2013, 03:57 AM   #313
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Yeah, an Equal Opportunity cast. Don't forget Katrina, Crane's wife.
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Old December 16 2013, 05:23 AM   #314
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Oops! Did forget her. Though, again, she's closer to recurring than on screen in every episode, right?

Still enjoying the show, though.
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Old December 16 2013, 05:32 AM   #315
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Katia Winter (Katrina) is one of the four regulars listed in the main titles, even though she hasn't been in every episode and has tended to play a secondary role. So whether she qualifies as a "main character" is, I suppose, dependent on how you define that term.
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