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Everyone seems to have a theory for why Sleepy Hollow became the breakout hit of the season, but no one seems to give credit to the show's best asset: Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Behari).
Sleepy Hollow is totally insane — Ichabod Crane wakes up in 2013 only to discover that he and a local policewoman are destined to stop the apocalypse — but the show works. And as the viewer's entry point into this world, a lot of this success is dependent on Abbie's ability to make the crazy feel real.
The premise of Sleepy Hollow is absurd, but thanks to its cheeky sense of humor and some genuinely creepy monsters, the freshmen drama has become the breakout hit of the season.
"The key to this world is, if you keep it grounded in this emotional reality it'll feel authentic, but it has to be funny," executive producer Alex Kurtzman said at New York Comic-Con on Sunday. "We know how crazy our show is going to be. We know we are one molecule away from insane every second and that's the balance that were constantly holding."
Sleepy Hollow been renewed for a second season, Fox announced Thursday.
"The show has proven to be a risk well worth taking — it's a conceptual blast unlike anything else on television and it all holds together with inventive writing and a fantastic cast," Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, said in a statement....
Whatever the male species did to deserve the recent run of lousy comedies that neuter them into a bland, whiny pudding — the trajectory of Man Up through Guys With Kids to CBS's new and painfully bland smarm-com We Are Men (8:30/7:30c) — can I just collectively say on behalf of the entire gender: We're sorry! Haven't we suffered enough?
Apparently not, because Men hits new lows in bromance abuse, cheapening the whole idea of "band of brothers" with its soggy account of male bonding at an apartment complex for jilted and/or unhappily divorced losers. The new kid on the block, Carter (Chris Smith), is left at the altar in a reverse-Graduate gag that's the cleverest part of the pilot. Such a milquetoast he makes How I Met Your Mother mensch Ted Mosby seem as dangerous as Ted Bundy, Carter is adopted by an unappealing threesome that includes middle-aged horndog Frank (Tony Shalhoub, slumming), sad sack Gil (Kal Penn, who's almost as hilarious here as he was as a wet blanket during HIMYM's dark period, which means not at all) and arrogant Stuart, overplayed by Jerry O'Connell, who parades around shirtless in a rainbow of Speedos that flaunt what some might call manhood. But they would be wrong.
These Men of no certain age and character aren't so much bad influences as terribly unfunny company.