Oct. 6, 2013
Okay, so I’m a little late with this one. I had deadlines at work last weekend. Anyway, I thought I would return to Sleep Hollow and give my thoughts on the first two weeks of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Sleepy Hollow continues to intrigue and frustrate me. I like the use of legend in the story this past week. It was an interesting take on the Sandman. I am however getting tired of Ichabod repeating the same passage over and over again to his partner about how they are witnesses, seven years, blah, blah, blah. I’m not sure I am buying that the Revolutionary War was really a war to stop the Four Horsemen from rising. But there are other holes as well. No one in 250 years discovered the tunnels under the town, especially since one end was only covered by a grate?? No one has thought to buy Ichabod a new set of clothes since he awoke?? And why would the Mohawks create a ritual with a scorpion when there are no known dangerous scorpion species in the state of NY? I know, I’m being picky. I read that the show has been renewed, though I can’t say I will keep watching. I gave up on Supernatural in season 2 or 3 and its still going. Sleepy Hollow might be the same.
Now Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I like. It’s not perfect, but I do enjoy it. I like that it starts with the assumption that viewers have seen the Avengers and Iron Man 3. I like the return of Agent Coulson from Tahiti, that magical place. I look forward to finding out if he is a Life Model Decoy or not. The first episode established the team and some story arc questions (like what happened to Agent Coulson, what happened to May, who is Ward’s family, what does the Rising Tide want). The second episode showed the “bonding” as a team. Pretty standard stuff. Now I’m ready for a few more answers and to move forward with the team. I did like how the second episode provides a rationale for why the team is young and good looking (besides the fact that this is a TV reality) in that Agent Coulson may be having a midlife crisis.
I am also looking forward to American Horror Story: The Coven this week. Have a good week all!