In a world where horsemen are headless and the founding fathers have some serious magical mojo going down through centuries, can one time-traveling hero captivate modern audiences? Only you can decide.
Here's the thing. I think Sleepy Hollow is going to be a blast. Is this trailer a bit on the cheesy side, with its gloriously booming voiceover narration? Yes. Are there jokes that just don't work--after all, hasn't every single person on earth made the Starbucks joke by now? Yes. But am I buying it? Time will tell, but for now all signs point to a most definite yes.
It's been a while since the network put something dumb and fun on. They've been trying so hard to compete with cable, amping up the gritty violence. But try as they might the writing and acting has never matched the caliber of AMC. It's time for the them to try something different, and Sleepy Hollow feels like a great network show. The violence is unrealistic but enjoyable, the writing is hokey but makes you smile, and the show seems to have just enough pulpy mystery to keep me interested. Plus, I'm a sucker for improbable Revolutionary War conspiracies.
If Sleepy Hollow can keep from taking itself too seriously, this could be one enjoyable ride.