I woke up this morning to thunderstorms, which is the both the best and worse way to be awakened… best because thunderstorms are my jam, and worst because I will absolutely refuse to get out of bed. This thought ran through my mind at the first crack of thunder: “I should get up, but it’s stormy out… surely no one could expect me to move.”
No one except my employers, really…
I’m embracing today’s stormy weather with a fervor that is quite unusual… shall I tell you why?
Sleepy Hollow premieres tonight (Fox, 8pm CST)… and you know what?
With weather like this, I won’t even CARE if it isn’t any good! Give me something slightly gloomy and atmospheric, and I’ll be all over it like a cheap suit, simply because it’s rainy and blustery and I’m carrying an umbrella and wearing a trenchcoat. With riches such as these, I can afford to be generous (but not so generous as to post the trailer here, what with the heads flying and general subject matter… this is a family place, kids).
In all critical honesty, I am intrigued by the show’s premise: Ichabod Crane is transported to modern day Sleepy Hollow and continues to fight the Horseman that he rendered headless (good going, Ichy… can we call him Ichy?), but I am immediately saddened by the rather quick dispatching of Clancy Brown.
Stop killing Clancy Brown!
LEAVE CLANCY BROWN ALONE!!
That man just can’t catch a break… he’s always running afoul of Highlanders with swords… or orphaned Viking misfits with swords… or decapitated Apocalyptic horsemen with battle-axes…
Oh… I didn’t mention the Apocalyptic part, did I?
The Headless Horseman is one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse (I always have to type Apocalypse very slowly… otherwise it comes out looking like apocalypso, which is, what, like an end-of-times Caribbean dance?).
This plot point is, for lack of a better word, stupid.
I could call it VERY stupid… but I’m much more forgiving when it rains.
I’m rather disappointed in it, but then every show is allowed one stupid plot point, right?
Just one, though (I’m looking at you, “Under the Dome”)…
In preparation for tonight’s momentous event, I’ve posted the delightful Bing Crosby’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
If you’re at work, unplug your headphones and crank the sound.
Your coworkers will be quite pleased.