Earlier this year, I put out my COLOR recap list, which included lots of things. But I honestly underestimated the sheer amount of recapping I’d have to do this year, coupled with the amount of TV work I do for other companies. (I work many different jobs aside from running this site.) I’ve found myself literally not having a lot of time to do anything except watch TV and write, and I can’t keep this up until January. So here’s the revised list, with reasoning (since I’m sure there are fans of the shows that will get cut from the recap list):
The latest episode of Sleepy Hollow, “Whispers in the Dark,” sounds like an Isley Brothers song. Indeed, this episode might as well have actually been called the Isley Brothers song, “Footsteps in the Dark,” since there were just as many darkened footsteps as there were secrets. Footsteps such as Ichabod’s who has just made himself at home in Abbie’s house, seemingly for an ulterior motive.
One thing I’d been thinking about this fall TV season is that along with there being tons of women of color paired with white men characters, there have also been a ton of white characters who are “special” in some way. Characters like Sleepy Hollow‘s Ichabod Crane, Supergirl (who is white-adjacent since she passes), The Player’s Alex Kane, Limitless’ Brian Finch, Minority Report‘s Dash and Blindspot‘s Jane Doe all have something that makes them stand out from the crowd. I have two theories as to why we’ve seen the rise of the Special, yet Marginalized White Lead, and why we might see more of this type of character for a while.
The past three fall TV seasons have been amazing in terms of Stage 1 in Addressing Diversity in Entertainment. We’ve seen breakout shows like Sleepy Hollow (in it’s first season; for coverage on last season and the present one, click here), How to Get Away with Murder, Jane the Virgin, Elementary, the continuation of Scandal‘s dominance, etc., etc. But there something these shows, and other shows this season including Minority Report and Quantico have in common; they all include women of color with white men. What’s with that?
If you regularly read COLOR, then you’ll know that I recently had a Sleepy Hollow Periscope event Friday. The jist of the event consisted of me discussing my views on the first episode as well as some behind-the-scenes stuff that’s really got in my craw over the summer. I didn’t actually mean to discuss that, but when the camera’s on you, you never know what’s going to come out of your mouth.
If you loved the premiere, come talk about it with me on Periscope (@moniqueblognet) today, Oct. 2, at 5 pm CT!
Sleepy Hollow is back! WHOO! And by “back,” I really mean that it’s back with a Season 1 vengeance! Thank you, Season 3 opener, “I Witness”!
T-minus a couple of hours until the Sleepy Hollow Season 3 premiere! I’m so excited! And some of my theories about this season have come to pass, thanks to what executive producer Clifton Campbell told TVLine. Here are some of the things he said:
Sleepy Hollow’s Season 3 premiere is just over 48 hours away, and I know one thing some of the fans had been worried about is if the introduction of Betsy would take away from Abbie and Ichabod’s nebulous partnership/romantic-ish thing. Good news: It seems like Betsy’s not going to be that big of an obstacle for any potential relationship stuff going on this season. Why? Because Ichabod and Abbie are living together.
After a long summer hiatus, including a discussion with a writer/producer, analyzing Betsy Ross, and plenty of other fandom moments, counting down to the beginning of the third season of Sleepy Hollow! To celebrate, not only will I live-tweet the Thursday premiere, but I’ll also host my very first Periscope ever! You are all invited to attend.
What a week of TV it’s been! I’d have to say this has been one of the most jam-packed weeks of well-written event TV I’ve seen! And the week’s not even over yet, since we’ve got Indian Summers on PBS and Quantico on ABC this Sunday! (Technically, these shows are starting the new week off, but I grew up with weeks starting on Monday.) But just when you thought it was time to slow down, the fall TV schedule is about to get even more packed with one of my favorite shows to watch and report on, SLEEPY HOLLOW!