Course Correction: Sleepy Hollow

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Three years ago, the Fox Network premiered Sleepy Hollow.  There is no way to describe this series without it sounding monumentally stupid.  Someone had the idea to combine the writings of Washington Irving, the Book of Revelation, and the American Revolution into one mess of a series.  British scholar turned American revolutionary patriot Ichabod Crane woke up in modern day Sleepy Hollow, New York, where he teamed up with a local policewoman, Abby Mills, to stop the coming apocalypse.  The Headless Horseman is there, and it turns out he’s the Horseman of Death.  And everything was outlined in George Washington’s personal Bible.

Really, just describing the show makes it sound, at best, dumb.  And, to be fair, it is somewhat dumb.  In the first year, the series was actually rather fun.  Then the second came around, and, well, it got kinda not good.  Now, in season three, the show may or may not be working to fix the narrative problems of season one.  How successful will it be?

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Tom Recommends: Fringe

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The entertainment industry has often used blatant rip-offs to make money.  Everybody knows this.  One successful movie, TV show, indie singer, etc, will lead to a slew of copycats that are often lesser versions of the original.

However, sometimes that look can be deceiving.  Though originally appearing to be something of an X-Files rip-off, the sci-fi drama Fringe soon evolved into something just as good, and in many ways better, than the prior show that it turned out it had little in common with beyond some superficial similarities.

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