Self loves books.
Self loves books and movies.
She also loves “Game of Thrones” the TV series. And “Justified.” And “Sleepy Hollow.”
So, let’s go to last night’s episode of the last item on the above list.
Before she spills about how she completely forgot what night of the week it was (The Man always comes to her rescue!), she would just like to say:
Where did the producers unearth this Tom Mison fellow? He is absolutely the killer Ichabod Crane of all Ichabod Cranes, the ne-plus-ultra of Literary-Characters-Lurking-in-Early-America-Waiting-To-Be-Discovered-For-TV. He had the British accent down pat, and self was applauding his elegant approximation of a British accent until — until she discovered he was actually British. Oh, so he is just sounding like himself, then? Bring on more of those Brits! Any more who look like him? Lurking on the stage of the National Theater, perhaps?
Anyhoo, in last night’s episode, he was kidnapped. Kidnapped, you say?
Yes, kidnapped! After being incapacitated with a paralyzing agent from a blow dart! He was mourning at the foot of his wife’s grave in the cemetery! Which was of course the logical place for the baddies to find him! Always look in the cemetery if you want to find Our Man Ichabod!
Then, Nicole Beharie, who plays his trusty and loyal cop-friend, Abby Mills, goes into full-on attack mode, even springing her sister from the mental asylum where she’s been holed up for the last 20 years, just so the sister (who happens to have the most evil eyebrows this side of “Carrie”) can assist her in finding a “Sin Eater” to eat Ichabod’s “sin” and break his bond with the Headless Horseman of the Apocalypse so that said Horseman can rampage at will over present-day New York State and thereby ensure many, many seasons of mayhem that will throw our darling pair, Ichabod and Abby, into ever more perilous situations, which will require them of course to fall in love.
There! That’s where it all ends up!
And if you, dear television viewer, were so dense as to believe that drinking poison would actually finish off Our Man Ichabod, then you have got to repeat Television Viewing 101, because you get an F! The only purpose of the drinking-of-the-poison scene was so that Abby could fling herself at Ichabod and show him how much she really, really cares.
Self must confess: the reason she started watching “Sleepy Hollow” was because one of her Bacolod cousins started posting on Facebook pictures of the handsome Mison. There was some chatter about whether he could be related to the Bacolod Misons. Because, after all, his last name and theirs are spelled exactly the same way. And with his dark coloring, he might conceivably have some islander blood. And this talk was making self’s head spin. So one of the first things she did after getting back to the ol’ US of A was ask The Man to find an episode of “Sleepy Hollow,” which he very charmingly did, in something like five minutes, at which point self could not get over the fact that Tom Mison reminds her a bit of a young Keanu, though his eyes are of a somewhat lighter shade.
The Man noticed that Nicole Beharie/Abby Mills was “cute.”
And so, dear blog readers know where self will be, every Monday at 9 p.m., until the last episdoe of “Sleepy Hollow” Season 1!
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.