I thought it was great big fun. Atmospheric and completely unrealistic, which, again - makes it great big fun.
The basic plot:
Abbie investigates the horseman after he kills the sheriff (Clancy Brown). While hunting the horseman, Abbie looks into the old case files her old partner (the former sheriff) was investigating and learns of two types of occult groups—one for good, the other evil—which may have summoned the horseman again. If the horseman is not stopped, dark supernatural forces will affect the Earth. This becomes more difficult as the Horseman discovers modern weaponry, which he assimilates into his ritualistic hunt. Ichabod must also adjust to the societal and technological differences of the 21st century.
Given the fact that he is, and states he is from, the time of the American Revolution, local law enforcement see him as a madman but reliable in hunting the horseman. (Wikipedia)
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I enjoyed the premiere episode. It combines several of my favorite things: fall in New England, American history, literature.
If I had a quibble, it would be with how quickly Ichabod McCutie Crane acclimates to the 21st century. His way of speaking rings true enough - it sounds like the Hollywood version of how a colonist would talk - but with the exception of him playing with the car windows and not understanding how a flashlight works, he doesn't seem taken aback with anything else. Not the fact that he's riding in a car, not electricity, or running water, or ATM machines, or well, anything.
The story also jumped quickly from a deliciously spooky Halloween-esque tale to a fight between good and evil. That's not necessarily a bad thing but it just got there quickly.
I'll watch next week's episode for sure.
Anyone else see it?