Just in time to get us nice and psyched for Halloween (albeit a month in advance), Ichabod Crane and Abbie Mills are back for Season 3 of Fox's "Sleepy Hollow".
I'm rather partial to this established monster-of-the-week show, for its atmospheric mix of horror, twisted history and parallel-universe overlaps. Tom Mison is a wonderful Ichabod (giving Washington Irving's classic character a contagious Dr. Who charm), and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) is a sturdy partner for him: no one else at this point would do. Too bad John Noble won't be returning as Henry, his misbehaving son, nor will Matt Barr, Orlando Jones, or Katia Winter this season (bummer). Oh, and no Headless Horseman, or so I've read--that does make me exceptionally woeful.
Even so, I'm anxious to watch and report on the new set of occurrences. Hey, as long as the arcane proceedings remain prominent (and why wouldn't they?), I'm confident "Sleepy Hollow" will remain one of television's most mind-bending entries.
(Say, how 'bout figuring a Rip Van Winkle character into the show: a crossover of Irving's most famous leading men? Even a time-tripping Van Winkle series, in its own right, would be worth a daring whirl!)