Summer is a great time to catch up on good television. Last summer, I binge watched Supernatural and found myself in a fandom (for better or worse). A few years ago, I did the same with Dexter and True Blood, then Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy. My normal schedule demands I chose my weekly shows carefully, as I don’t have enough hours in my day to watch everything I want to. So each summer, I get to watch off-season shows that I missed during the rest of the year. It’s always a difficult decision, but I knew at least two shows I really wanted to see in time to catch up for their second seasons, one I was compelled to watch (I blame the Collectress) and one I just sort of fell into.
I started with the one show I was dying to watch; Sleepy Hollow. It is an old tale, but an American classic. This interpretation of Washington Irving’s short story is exciting, terrifying and even a little funny (Ichabod Crane cracks me up). As a close and personal Twitter acquaintance to Mr. Trollando Jones and, after seeing the #SuperSleepy antics during SPN S09, I knew this show would be worth the wait. There are only 13 episodes in the first season and I was hooked at the pilot. Each episode is fairly intense and connects to a larger narrative that audiences are not quite yet privy to. This is a show I deliberately left out of my earlier piece this summer on FOX dropping the ball on sci-fi, because I hadn’t started the season and couldn’t comment quite yet. Let me say, this is an excellent television show, complete with a diverse cast, intelligent writing, an interesting set and effects. When the network announced they planned to renew for a second season, I am not ashamed to admit I did a happy dance.
And yes, I am definitely a cheerleader for team #SuperSleepy. MAKE IT HAPPEN Robbie Thompson!