I’m recapping Fresh Off the Boat now! WHOO! Let’s get into it.
I’ve been seeing some worry about Sleepy Hollow, especially since the ratings ticked down to the lowest they’ve ever been.
The fear can be summed up in this tweet by Shadow and Act:
Last night’s “Sleepy Hollow” episode fell 14% from previous week to series low – double what it fell week before. Headed for cancellation?
— Shadow And Act (@shadowandact) February 10, 2015
Do my eyes deceive me? Did we actually have an old-school episode of Sleepy Hollow?! This episode, “What Lies Beneath” was full of scary monsters and tons of teamwork with Abbie and Ichabod in the A-story, and even some heavy lifting by Jenny and Irving in the B-story! Even Thomas Jefferson’s presence (Steven Weber) didn’t bring down the episode for me. Let’s get into it.
It looks like I’m back to really hating Mary, but other than Mary’s story spinning its wheels—because just how uninteresting is it seeing a woman get her way with men all the time while railroading her unfortunate sister and Lady Fox?—some other stories are coming along rather nicely (if we’re grading on a curve).
Who here loves watching CNBC’s Restaurant Startup? The challenge of owning and running a business always makes for great drama, and Tuesday, two more businesses are going at it to make their culinary dreams a reality.
Fans have throroughly critiqued Sleepy Hollow‘s second season from here to Kingdom Come, and if the writing team haven’t been exhausted enough, the fans have more they want to say about the show. This time, it’s more about the (hopefully) upcoming third season.
In my review for Fresh Off the Boat, I wrote a lot about how Eddie’s love of rap (and his parents befuddlement about it), Eddie’s experience with a racist black kid and the lack of Asian-American representation only taps the top of the iceberg of black-Asian relations.
As I wrote last week, How to Get Away with Murder is a great show, but it’s also a show whose “OMG” moments last as long as the show is still on. Once the episode is over, then it’s time to go to bed and forget it. Again, this is not a condemnation of the show, but this is just what the show’s like.
A lot has happened since the first synopsis of the Sleepy Hollow season 2 finale was released. A lot of it consisted of a small uproar among some of the #Sleepyheads. I’ve already given my reasons why I’m not outraged, which you can read here, but if you were outraged, then guess what? You can calm down now. There’s new information from Kurtzman/Orci’s Aaron Baiers, who, as this Twitter user stated:
— Elaina (@Elaina__G) February 6, 2015
Synopsis (ABC): It’s the 90s and 12 year old, hip-hop loving Eddie (Hudson Yang) just moved to suburban Orlando from DC’s Chinatown with his parents (Randall Park and Constance Wu). It’s culture shock for his immigrant family in this comedy about pursuing the American Dream. “Fresh Off the Boat” is based on Chef Eddie Huang’s memoir Fresh Off the Boat.
“Fresh Off the Boat” is executive produced and written by Nahnatchka Kahn and executive produced by Jake Kasdan.
Starring: Hudson Yang (Eddie), Randall Park (Louis), Constance Wu (Jessica), Forrest Wheeler (Emery) and Ian Chen (Evan)