I think this will be the last installment in my series of posts concerning this fall’s new TV shows. If you haven’t read the previous posts, you can find the links at the end of this one. Also, if you are not happy with the shows I talked about and think I have missed something really crucial, please tell me in the comments below!
Sleepy Hollow is a new mystery-crime show on Fox. Even though it has characters and storylines that resemble the movie with the same title (especially in the first episode), it is completely different, because it is rather a modern-day retelling of Washington Irving‘s short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Amongst the main and reccuring cast are: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, Clancy Brown, John Cho, Nicholas Gonzalez, Michael Roark, …
In 1781 Ichobad Crane dies in the American Revolutinary War, but suddenly awakens in present day Sleepy Hollow. Nearly at the same time as Ichobad turned up a mysterious Headless Horseman appears and goes on a killing spree. With one of the victims being Sheriff August Corbin, Lt. Abbie Mills soon meets Ichobad and together they have to stop the Headless Horseman, while also proving they are not insane.
I really enjoy the whole “fish out of the water”-theme, since it creates some great comedy at times. That in turn brightens up the whole gloom and doom atmosphere, which isn’t a bad thing at all. I think it fits the show really well and adds to the mystery. There are certainly some questions raised in the first episode that keep you watching and I am almost certain that this show will soon have a great fanbase.
Reign is a new period drama from the channel CW, that revolves around the early years of Mary, Queen of Scots and her time in 1557 France. CW usually provides us with shows that are fun and targeted at a young audiences, so they are definitely not known for having many period dramas (just look at some of their previous shows: Gossip Girl, 90210, One Tree Hill, …) and that is the reason why I won’t even comment on whether it is historically accurate or not. It is entertaining and nice to look at, so people should be happy enough.
The storyline mainly focuses on Mary’s relationships, be it with her fiancé, her friends, her admirers or her enemies. I am of the opinion that the show is quite intriguing and definitely worth a look at, because the first episode clearly established who is one who’s side, while still keeping a few secrets from the audiences. Also, I was already torn as to whom Mary belongs to (even though I think I like Bash more than Francis).
Some actors and actresses of the show include: Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo, Torrance Coombs, Megan Follows, Alan Van Sprang, Rossif Sutherland, Anna Popplewell, Caitlin Stasey, Celina Sinden, Janessa Grant, …
The Tomorrow People
The Tomorrow People is a CW science fiction show, that is apparently based on a British show with the same name. I have made the experience that American remakes are never as good as the original, but since I have never seen the British version, I’ll let somebody else be the judge of that.
The Tomorrow People are evolved humans that can teleport themselves and are capable of telekinesis and telepathy. The story especially follows young Stephen Jameson, who’s powers just started to emerge and who doesn’t yet know how involved he actually already is with the Tomorrow People. His father, who disappeared years ago, was one of the most powerful Tomorrow People and wanted to look for a place where they could live safely, while Stephen’s uncle works for Ultra, an organisation that hunts Tomorrow People and neutralizes their powers. Now Stephen has to master his new abilities while also being caught up in the war between humans and the evolved species.
I guess the show is quite alright, nothing too special, but also not terribly boring. I’d like to know where it is going, but right now I wouldn’t be heartbroken if I never saw it again, because it is a typical superhero-story, but somehow I couldn’t connect with it just yet. The show is staring: Robbie Amell, Luke Mitchell, Peyton List, Aaron Yoo, Madeleine Mantock, Mark Pellegrino, Jason Dohring, …
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