Sleepy Hollow: "Blood Moon"
It's too soon to decide if the show is going to develop a visual style beyond the occasional horror-homage shot, but there's usually at least one shot in every episode I find interesting. This time it's this one, which I found striking because it made me realize how absent warm colors were from the show this week. Technically there weren't a lot in the pilot, either – occasionally you had some red brick, but not much. Sleepy Hollow is mostly a show about people in neutral colors wandering around at night, which means we're going to skew chilly a lot; interested to see if/how pops of red get used. (There's also the look of enchanted dread on Ichabod's face watching the horse come right at him, which I like. There's also Abbie's note, which is brusque but as helpful as possible, which I like even more. And knowing this show, 45 MPH will actually end up being the Horseman's speed limit.)
Another thing I love about this episode and have my fingers crossed for is that it isn't just using Clancy Brown for his handy ability to pop up with some exposition on any platform you have handy (maps, tape recorder, ghostly vision) just when you need exposition most. In this episode, they hint at the depth and influence of this relationship on both him and Abbie, and I honestly hope they keep this up; their stuff this week was great.
And as always, I love the amazing faces in this episode, particularly that this is the kind of look Ichabod is giving Abbie 90% of the time:
(I don't know what the show has planned, but Tom Mison is making sure he is prepared for any making-out eventualities. There could be a kissing-spell episode at ANY MOMENT.)
Meanwhile, this is the look Abbie is giving Ichabod 90% of the time:
Good. Perfect. Hold it right there.
Anyway, to find out which other dead characters they've already brought back to life and how shoddily the architects of Sleepy Hollow shored up the tunnels under the city, you can read my recap over at io9!