Is wor­thy to fol­low

There’s noth­ing sleepy about this su­per­nat­u­ral, apoc­a­lyp­tic take on Wash­ing­ton Irv­ing’s clas­sic tale.

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a mes­sage on a tele­phone as though he is dic­tat­ing a let­ter (some­what sur­real) and be­rat­ing the peo­ple of to­day for ac­tu­ally pay­ing for bot­tled wa­ter in­stead of tak­ing it from the tap (so true) are just so funny.

And the fact that he walks around in two-cen­tury-old clothes while try­ing to as­sim­i­late present-day jar­gon and tech­nol­ogy gives the se­ries a much­needed break from its darker sub­ject mat­ter which re­volves around the Four Horse­men of the Apoc­a­lypse.

Other than Mi­son, the show also ben­e­fits from ac­tress Ni­cole Be­harie who plays no-non­sense po­lice of­fi­cer Lt Ab­bie Mills, who is quite a match for Ich­a­bod. She and Mi­son also have great chem­istry and good comedic tim­ing, an added ben­e­fit for the se­ries.

While the story is not com­pletely solid, the char­ac­ters move it along nicely enough to keep us tun­ing in ev­ery week. Yes, Sleepy Hol­low makes many ref­er­ences to Amer­i­can his­tory but this is in­con­se­quen­tial be­cause th­ese “facts” are tweaked to suit the show’s mythol­ogy any­way, so it be­comes easy enough for the au­di­ence to ride along with Ich­a­bod, Mills and Co.

Sleepy Hol­low is aired ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 9.50pm on Fox (Astro Ch 710).

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