Sleepy Hollow Review: Fox Jumps In The Wacky Fantasy Genre

A little popularity breeds a genre move, and Fox is getting into the game with Sleepy Hollow. With similarities to several shows that are turning in solid enough numbers on both broadcast and cable networks, Sleepy Hollow takes fantasy and alt-history to a new level, mixing its headless horseman in with the Bible and the Revolutionary War.

We meet Ichabod (Tom Mison) on the battlefield in the Revolutionary War, and we’re just in time to see him come up against a masked giant who seems somewhat indestructible. Not one to give up, Ichabod whacks his head off, just before succumbing to his own wounds. Suddenly, Ichabod wakes in a cave in the present day, and we’re off to the races.

Meanwhile, Detective Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) is having coffee with the Sheriff (Clancy Brown… who just can’t catch a break), when a strange call comes in. Investigating suspected horse thievery,
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