Monday, September 16, 2013

Fox's SLEEPY HOLLOW Starts Tonight!

Well, as you might imagine nothing gets me more excited than reminiscing about a creepy classic.  Although I haven't posted any classic literature reviews since my Chaucer reviews, I still long for the haunting uniqueness that comes from timeless lit like Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleep Hollow.

Can you recall the last time you've read it?  (For those interested, check out my review.)  If not, you're in luck.  At a mere 70+ pages, this short story has enough clout to last a lifetime and inspire Hollywood and other media monsters to reinvent it for our pleasure.  This time Fox has bitten into Irving's classic and created a television series called, Sleepy Hollow.  And oh what an interesting take, indeed.  As the trailer states...from the writers and producers of Star Trek, take a look...


What do you think?  Do you think it holds much promise for those fans who are obsessed with the original?  If you're like me than you enjoyed Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow the film when it debuted in 1999 with Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci.  


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But I have to ask this: Ichabod Crane is a once-in-a-lifetime character--classic to the core.  From The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, here is but a glimpse of him that aptly describes him in a way that makes me envy Irving for his skill:

The cognomen of Crane was not inapplicable to his person. He was tall, but exceedingly lank, with narrow shoulders, long arms and legs, hands that dangled a mile out of his sleeves, feet that might have served for shovels, and his whole frame most loosely hung together. His head was small, and flat at top, with huge ears, large green glassy eyes, and a long snipe nose, so that it looked like a weather-cock, perched upon his spindle neck, to tell which way the wind blew. To see him striding along the profile of a hill on a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him one might have mistaken him for the genius of famine descending upon the earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield.

Now...I ask you: With the many versions of Ichabod Crane's character we've seen over the last several decades, which on equals the original?



Ah, well.  It matters little now.  Tonight we shall see.  I for one am crossing my fingers that this will be a hit.  I know some people don't like when others remake a classic, but I love anything that reinvigorates the original.  

Let's hope this one doesn't disappoint.  Fox's Sleepy Hollow Series Premiere MON 9/8c SEP 16

Mina B


11 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'll DVR it for later. Think it overlaps with football.

S. L. Hennessy said...

I am SO EXCITED about this one. I'm a huge fan of the classic, and I can't wait to check out the new series. I hope it holds up with the original.

Elise Fallson said...

Ok, so you know I'm not big on the horror stuff, BUT this looks so frickin awesome! I wish I could watch it tonight, but I have no idea when I'll be available over here....uggg. You'll have to let me know how it goes. (:

Christy Maurer said...

Totally cannot wait for this show! It looks so cool!

DonnaGalanti said...

Mina, oooh can't wait! LOVE the 1999 Sleepy Hollow film with Johnny Depp. Hubby and I watch it every Halloween time to get creeped out. I hope this does justice to the tale!

Michelle Wallace said...

Well I'm not a movie fan, and DEFINITELY not a fan of horror stuff!!
Mention of Johnny Depp? I'm a fan!
Enjoy the viewing Mina!
Writer In Transit

Angela Brown said...

The pain of not having cable. Thus I'll have to find some other way to gain access to this new version of Ichabod.

Tammy Theriault said...

i watched the 2nd half when i got back from the gym. my hubs was watching it and i've been waiting for it! oops... he saw it was pretty good :)

Heather Holden said...

I watched this last night and loved it! It has such a great creepy atmosphere. Hopefully Sleepy Hollow won't get cancelled prematurely!

Cherie Reich said...

I plan to see the rerun of it on Friday. I hope it's good. I love Sleepy Hollow remakes and the like. It's such a timeless story.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I mean, honestly, how can you beat anything Depp does? But I liked it. There are many supernatural series on TV, so it certainly fits. Time will tell if the writers can gain momentum.