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01 March 2015 @ 07:24 pm
The Hoard Potato: Finalis Interruptus  
Tonight, thoughtsdriftby and I were watching the second-season finale to Fox's Sleepy Hollow On Demand -- and it cut off at 41 minutes of 55, right as the intensity was building to the big climax.

Here's the problem: Sleepy Hollow is something of a guilty pleasure. It's a quirky, high-concept show, with baroque, convoluted plotlines held together largely by the sheer charm and chemistry of the two leads, and it's largely been flailing around for the latter half of this season, trying to find its footing after the resolution of the main McGuffin of the original story arc. When you slam into a brick wall right as everything is about to be resolved to set up for next season's baroque, convoluted plotline ... all those twisty plot threads just kind of fall into a tangle, and you find yourself wondering why you were so caught up in such a ludicrous, cornball cheesefest.

I am hoping that most of this is being angry at Comcast. On an intellectual level, I would vaguely like to find out what happens to Ichabod and Abigail in those last ten minutes, and where they're going to leave them for summer break ... or leave them entirely, since the show's renewal status still seems to be up in the air. This has just delivered a solid hit on my emotional investment in the show.

scarfman on March 2nd, 2015 03:40 am (UTC)

Sleepy Hollow is on Hulu.

Your Obedient Serpent: Eye - VKathelind on March 2nd, 2015 03:53 am (UTC)

I'd noticed that, but it's too late to deal with setting up a Hulu account and finding the right HDMI cable to plug the laptop into the TV.

If Comcast can't get their act together and post the full episode in a couple of days, I'll make the effort, but at the moment ... well, see above.
scarfman on March 3rd, 2015 02:43 am (UTC)
I don't think you have to have a paid login to watch recent broadcast network episodes. Though that doesn't get it wired to the tv.
Stalbonstalbon on March 9th, 2015 10:17 pm (UTC)
The finale was actually the first episode I'd ever seen of Sleepy Hollow, and I was super-impressed by the effects, especially...except that they're throwing around a sword like it was plastic rather than a deadly weapon, which kind of killed it a little for me. Otherwise, what I saw was quite nice!