Sleepy Hollow pulled out a major reveal this week! It also introduced that major reveal, about ten minutes before it revealed it. It is not a super great reveal. I made each of these faces at some point during the episode.
I have maintained time and again that for a show trying to balance actual character development in an often-madcap mythology soup, the show has a remarkable grasp of its tone and pacing, able to wink at itself but keep a handle on major developments. This is the first time… Read more »
Oh, Sleepy Hollow, welcome back. I’m one half of this hug.
While you were gone, I missed you so much I began to wonder what you were up to; I wrote up historical situations you should mine for storylines for io9.
And you gave me one of those situations already in “The Sin Eater,” your grand return! You actually gave us like thirty situations, including flashbacks and visions, a trifecta of just-camp-enough character actors, a return from Jenny, a sin eater, an attempt to make fetch happen with Katrina, some… Read more »
I’m headed to England this week! I hope to be able to keep up with some of my shows while I’m gone (two weeks without Reign? Say it isn’t so!), but in preparation for my departure, because I will have forgotten all of this by the time I come back, have a little news!
I will be heading to Brighton for World Fantasy this weekend. (Brighton will look different than illustrated.) At this point, I’m not sure it’s possible to be more wary of the con itself, which has done… Read more »
(They’re related. Sort of.)
Last week was so wild I don’t really have a circadian rhythm left, thanks to some overnight shifts at an outside gig and a handful of state lines back and forth in under 48 hours for a wedding.
I also managed to get to ComicCon for the Steam It Up! panel on Friday. It was a great turnout – thanks so much to everyone who came! – and though I Had Opinions About Steampunk as per usual, things seemed to go well, particularly when someone asked… Read more »
Okay, this week is just one of those weeks where I’m everywhere else but here, I guess! I hope things will settle soon, I want to talk about museum visits (YOU DO TOO WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THOSE).
First up today, I reviewed Anne Leckie’s Ancillary Justice over at NPR! I really enjoyed it; you might, too.
And for something else we hopefully all enjoy, the Mills sisters and their British archivist/witch-liaison Ichabod Crane took to the streets this week to hunt down some members of a Horseman-related cult!… Read more »
Two tastes that exist occasionally together without ever interacting!
This month, for Strange Horizons, I reviewed a little of Ben Affleck’s new Batman movie in ten parallel worlds, because why wouldn’t you go see Ben Affleck’s Batman ten times, right? (Don’t do that, no matter how the movie turns out, I don’t think that’s going to be a good idea.) You can read it here!
And Sunday night, Boardwalk Empire gave one of its best episodes of the season. The show has its shortcomings, and this season they’re on display… Read more »