If Sleepy Hollow’s only contribution to society was Tom Mison, the show would be plenty impressive. But his straight-man costar Nicole Beharie is just as important. Although the show initially saddled her tough-cop Abbie Mills with a tragic backstory — mysterious blackout, criminal antics, troubled relationship with her sister, explicit statements about how Destiny Has Chosen Her — Beharie’s strength is her unflappable cool.
She sells the show’s goofy concept by making you believe that it’s perfectly natural. She solves mysteries with a time traveler? They have to save the world? George Washington was a zombie? The crap she doesn’t give makes Beharie Mison’s ideal sparring partner. At one point in the two-hour finale, Ichabod and Abbie got into one of their already-trademark Conversations About The Modern World. Ichabod wasn’t too impressed by social networking, or by the vulgarization of the term ”friend.” ”Aristotle would be unimpressed,” he said. Abbie responded bluntly: ”Yeah, well he’s dead, too.
You live for those moments, the little throwaway repartee. ”
movie where the deep and soulful white boy protagonist finally finds true love with his manic pixie dream girl to a kinks soundtrack but actually she’s a violent sociopath who seduces deep and soulful white boys with her diverse, trendy interests and keeps them all in a basement for bloodsport, forcing these spaghetti-armed “creative professionals”in thick-rimmed glasses to fight each other to the death for her amusement while she listens to ke$ha and eats taco bell
You know what this show is like? It’s like a really good episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark, and by “good” I don’t mean “masterwork of craft and subtlety,” I mean, if this cheesy, overstuffed, awesome episode of a cheap Nickelodeon kids’ show were on reruns and I stumbled across it while…