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Oyceter ([personal profile] oyceter) wrote2014-10-06 10:11 pm

Sleepy Hollow 2x01-2x03

Hello, show! I missed you in all your cracktastic glory!

Franklinstein! The thirty coins of Judas! I am already anticipating more zombified members of the American Revolution.

Also, the Headless Horseman walking around topless, showing off his muscled torso (sans head), was weird.

I am always a little worried because the previews focus so heavily on Ichabod and Henry, so it was particularly nice to get this week's episode, with Abbie and Jenny relationship stuff in addition to more information about both Sheriff Reyes and their mother. I love that you can pass the women-of-color version of the Bechdel test multiple ways in this show! I like Reyes being a hardass, but I hope she's not evil.

Alas, Katrina's role is still pretty boring. At least she can do a bit more now? But it would be nice to see her not in captivity for once. And the show keeps defining her via her relationships with various men, from Henry to Ichabod to Abraham.

Mostly, I would like more episodes like today's, because I would like ALL MILLS SISTERS ALL THE TIME. I love the tiny bit of vulnerability Jenny gets around Abbie as well as how generally kickass Jenny is, and I adore Nicole Beharie's no-nonsense, "Fine, I'll talk about my emotions now but only because I have to now can we get back to the apocalypse," yet always warm Abbie. I've also really been enjoying her scenes with Reyes, which is also why I want Reyes to not be evil... she's much more interesting as an obstacle to our heroes while not being out and out demonic.

And Irving, oh dear. So far, he hasn't gotten too much to do, but I am hoping they bring Amandla Stenberg.
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[personal profile] meganbmoore 2014-10-07 11:56 am (UTC)(link)
Glad I'm not the only one who likes Reyes. Most seem to think she's only an annoying obstacle, whereas I think they've primarily focused on her being a connection for Abbie and Jenny to their mother, and all her "obstacle" actions have pretty much been what any responsible person in her situation would have done.

I'm also still really disappointed in how they've been using Katrina, but of the 3 female leads, if one HAS to get the short end of the stick for development and plot, then I would rather it be Katrina than Abbie or Jenny. (But I'd prefer it if it were none of them.)

From interviews, articles and promos, I get the impression that the network thinks the show is all about the Cranes and Ichabod/Katrina, and that's what all the fans are here for, but the writers of the show are much more interested in Abbie and Jenny, with Ichabod as the prissy exposition fairy sidekick.
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[personal profile] jadelennox 2014-10-07 01:36 pm (UTC)(link)
yeah, the actors don't seem to think the show is about Ichabod/Katrina, either, including Katia Winters.
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[personal profile] jadelennox 2014-10-07 01:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Jenny and Abbie are so fabulous together, with all of their traumas and love and affection and anger. I love them interacting with each other.

I believe Reyes is a good guy, but that's mostly because she's got the part that in a cop show usually does end up being a good guy. But that doesn't mean I don't want Irving back and free. I'm not convinced he's going to get his job back, because I'm not sure how they would structure that, but I want him back and being one of the Scoobies again. And yeah, Amandla Stendberg was wonderful and I loved what she did for the show.

I have no idea why they are doing so much nothing with Katrina. It's really weird how in a show with so many wonderful interactions between female characters, she is defined entirely by the way she is constrained by men.
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[personal profile] meganbmoore 2014-10-07 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
We know the writers don't have problems writing female characters well, and the only explanation I can come up with for how Katrina is handled is that the writers just have no interest in the character. I feel I know Reyes and the Irving women much better than I do Katrina, and the three of them have had less combined screen time than Katrina has had, and one of them I'm not supposed to know what to make of yet.
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[personal profile] heresluck 2014-10-09 02:58 am (UTC)(link)
This show, I swear. SO BONKERS.

I too am baffled by Katrina's boringness. At least she got to stab the Horseman of Death in the hand? But mostly I find her yawnworthy, and that's just weird, 'cause it's not like these writers don't understand how to write awesome female characters.

But the fact that Jenny is now in the credits makes me SO HAPPY. Like you, I would love for the show to be ALL MILLS SISTERS ALL THE TIME, with occasional brief breaks for Ichabod vs. the 21st Century and Abbie/Ichabod hugs. And, you know, cracktastic things like chaining up Death in a basement. Hee.