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18 November 2014 @ 09:27 pm
Nope, Sleepy Hollow. Just nope. You cannot force me to like a character I really don't like, just by having him make an Austen reference. Nope. (Especially if you're using it to do that thing I can't stand, where people think that Austen's novels are about characters whose dislike for each other actually is evidence of their hidden passion for each other, because ugh, and also, that is not actually how Pride and Prejudice works.)

At least he didn't play the old, tired, "oh, I only know this because some old girlfriend made me watch the miniseries" card, though. I will give him that.

But the Ichabod Crane: Human Cat show is still running, which is nice. (Relaxing into boneless pleasure only to be pulled up short by remembering his dignity? Human cat.) And Nicole Beharie and Lyndie Greenwood were fabulous last night. Shame I still don't care about the apocalypse, but what can you do?
Spackle: sg-1: Daniel's excited!spacklegeek on November 19th, 2014 05:11 am (UTC)
HA! My friend literally just made this post on FB: Sleepy Hollow just gave me Jane Austen references. SLEEPY HOLLOW WRITERS--ALL IS FORGIVEN.


I don't watch the show anymore - I didn't even make it through the first season - so I can only guess what this is about. But to go from my friend's post to yours at the top of my f-list was pretty funny.

(You could tell me what it was about. You could rant, even! I'd like that. I am curious, you see.)
tempestsarekind: elizabeth bennet is amusedtempestsarekind on November 21st, 2014 01:08 am (UTC)
Hee! Well, I'm mostly watching it because I adore the dynamic between Abbie and Ichabod (there are other character dynamics that I like as well, but they get less consistent use). But this season they've introduced this annoying blond guy named Hawley, a sort of unscrupulous mythological artifact hunter, who basically sells things - like a magical bone flute that can put anyone under a trance - to the highest bidder and doesn't ask questions. He just reads so much to me like the network gave the show's writers a memo that they needed to introduce some "romantic tension," and their version of that was "…with this guy that Abbie basically can't stand, because of how everything he does is totally against her principles and all. Because everyone knows that if you dislike someone of the opposite sex, it means that you're secretly super-attracted to them! Profit!"

This week Hawley made a reference to "Mr. Woodhouse" while making fun of Ichabod (who was sick with a cold). This is not enough to make me stop wishing he would go away and give back his screen time to characters who need it far more.