|Anyone else suddenly hearing the theme of Bad Girls Club Season 5?|
I'm taking over for FangirlU a.k.a. Cin a.k.a. Cinnamon and I hope to do this series justice. I wanted to hold off until I got a good enough feel for Season 3 before I started scribbling my thoughts.
On the up side, Season 3 of Sleepy Hollow is the most polished, cohesive season to date. I can see that the stylists and writers are really working together in effort to get their shit together. Thus, we have a villainess introduced upfront; this time around it's the Sumerian version of Pandora (Shannyn Sossamon, whom I actually like), and she's apparently in town to create fear and panic (via a monster-of-the-week format) while secretly nurturing an ominous-looking flowering tree down below. Um...okay. There's also a 4000-year-old Sumerian stone carving depicting our two Witnesses, except the Sumerians called them nappalatu (?), meaning "destroyer(s)."
Abbie and Ichabod both got sleek new haircuts, and Abbie's makeup artist this time around is seriously only point. As much I initially twitched at the thought of Ichabod losing his ponytail, the new 'does actually worked out pretty well for both actors.
Meanwhile, Jenny has teamed up with August Corbin's son to find why the buying and selling of artifacts was so important. While I tend to roll my eyes at the addition of yet another white dude - and would've preferred the return of Andy Brooks in some form - I can't argue with the fact that this addition kinda makes sense. I always felt they should've never killed off Clancy Brown (Sheriff Corbin) so quickly in Season 1, so bringing him back by way of his estranged son could potentially work.
Abbie is finally an FBI agent working with an old flame (portrayed by Lance Gross) and while he doesn't contribute all that much, he's a suave, clean-cut black man in a well-tailored suit. *shrug* Works for me AND it adds another POC to the main cast.
Of course...someone thought it would be a genius idea that since Abbie's now a Fed, she and Ichabod should have some sort of relationship with the cast of Bones, hence this week's 2-part Halloween crossover. No, no, no, and no. Bones is the perfect example of everything gone wrong on FOX while Sleepy Hollow is an example of everything which could still go right. That crossover made absolutely no sense to me; I thought Ichabod's charm was wasted on Temperance Brennan, and I felt it was a random reveal that Seeley Booth once knew August Corbin. Um...yeah, right.
Lemme level with y'all: Sleepy Hollow, New York is basically the East Coast's version of Sunnydale, California. Ergo, if you really want a cool Halloween crossover that'll make the fans squee and break the internet, then you call Joss Whedon and politely ask which Slayer you can borrow for a night or two (my vote is Faith Lehane). *loud sigh* I mean, is it really that hard? FOX owes Eliza Dushku anyway.
I'm going to ignore the Betsy Ross storyline because as with other critics and commenters...it's just best to pretend like it's not happening. It's that laughable. Like the new blossoming Zoe/Ichabod romance...I just...#ICant.
But it will be interesting to see where Season 3 goes, so here's hoping next week's ep is good enough to cleanse the nasty aftertaste of Bones. *crosses fingers*