TV Review: “Sleepy Hollow” Season 2 – Fantastic

Written by Josh Bornais March 01, 2015

Sleepy Hollow - Season 2

Do you like supernatural shows mixed with a little bit of mystery? If you do than you will love “Sleepy Hollow”. This wonderful drama television show began its second season in September of 2014 and although it didn’t have the same impact that the first season had, season 2 still holds up to be an exciting, suspenseful adventure that I highly recommend watching. “Sleepy Hollow” is a very binge-worthy series; I wanted to watch each episode back to back to find out what happens next.

The second season of “Sleepy Hollow” starts off with Ichabod and Abbie living a false life created by Henry in order to find a way to bypass the bounds of Purgatory. Season 1 left off with Ichabod being bound in a coffin by Henry after Abbie figures out the truth about her memories. The first season flows almost perfectly with the second season. Abbie and Ichabod make attempts to change history for the better while Abbie tries to convince Ichabod that they are partners in the future. Throughout the season both Abbie and Ichabod have to conquer events such as: thwarting Henry’s many schemes to create new witch cults and killing off important people, stop a warlock being protected by the Salem Witch Trials, defeat the evil horseman creating evil in Sleepy Hollow, and defeat the main villain Moloch.

“They’ve been planning this since before the birth of our nation.”

The main villain, Moloch, is probably my biggest gripe with the show, since he is a very one-dimensional character whose only purpose was to create both of the horseman that pursue the main characters throughout the series. “Sleepy Hollow” makes you believe that Moloch is the ultimate evil which is why both Abbie and Ichabod were both called up to Purgatory as witnesses; however, even after being defeated it is shown how little Moloch’s purpose actually has in the story. He’s probably now considered more of a nuisance rather than an ultimate villain. Each villain in general is very one-dimensional which made it difficult for me to want to see them be defeated.

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What the villains lacked in personality, the main characters and story made up for ten-fold. Both Abbie and Ichabod are very likable characters. It’s very easy to feel for the characters whenever they are struggling or having a happy moment (which is very rare in this television series). Both Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison do an excellent job in portraying Abbie and Ichabod, respectively. The other minor characters are excellent in their own sense as well, as both Frank and Katrina help keep the story going at a pace I found enjoyable.

“The fact that you didn’t die, may screw up history forever.”

The story itself is very unique. Flashbacks from the past are very common in this television series and meshing them together with more modern approach of society is creative on its own. The headless horseman tale has been told for centuries and it’s really cool to see it come to life in “Sleepy Hollow”. Due to spoilers I don’t want to give away too much. All I can say is that “Sleepy Hollow” is a suspenseful journey which goes beyond the classic horror tale, and has set itself aside from other television shows.

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“Sleepy Hollow” is a wonderful television show that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout each episode. It is by no means a perfect television show and it does have some flaws (the major one being the lack of personality in the villains). If you have a couple of weeks and want to binge a television show, I highly recommend checking out “Sleepy Hollow”; season 1 and season 2 seamlessly combine together to tell a fantastic story.

My Rating: 8/10

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