'Sleepy Hollow: The Complete Second Season'
(Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, Lyndie Greenwood, et al / 4-Disc Blu ray / NR / 2015 / 20th Century Fox)
Overview: Nothing is as it seems as the second exhilarating season of the witty, addictive series begins! After Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) risks his life to rescue Police Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) from Purgatory, the two face even greater danger as sinister forces in Sleepy Hollow gain momentum.
Blu ray Verdict: In truth, this highly original TV series, now in its second season, may well be simply a modern retelling of the old Headless Horseman tale, but with these actors, these writers, it is so much more.
In the Universe the series is set in, there is no tale. It just happens. There's magic and mystery, and so far pretty much all history between our Universe and the one of the series is shared (More or less, if you take into account the writers prerogative to ditch, maul or make up crap actual events). So, for all intents and purposes, with the exception of magic stuff, our Universes are basically the same! Now we have that out of the way, here's some other differences.
Firstly, if a dude wakes up after being dead for 250 years, and also in incredible shape, in this Universe you cart him off to figure out how the Hell he did it. Here's a guy who fought with Washington! He is without a doubt the most forward thinking man of his age (because I guess television doesn't like deeply or morally flawed main characters or something). The things he could tell you! An actual eye witness to the violent American revolution! A man who started the Boston Tea Party by accident! Instead, they just let him hang out with a police officer!
Of course, maybe they don't believe he's actually from that time period. Maybe he's making the whole thing up. Or maybe he's crazy. They did put him in an institution, after all. Until the female lead takes him out, to which everyone obliges. So, now as far as everyone is concerned, they have a possibly mentally ill person running around solving crimes telling them all he's from the American Revolution. They let him into the evidence dungeon of the police precinct, they let him talk to key witnesses, and they let him investigate crimes, all the while not questioning why he has no Social Security, birth records, basically no past, and the inability to purchase new clothes, seeing as he's been wearing the same ones for 250 years and, up until a certain plot point, 'x' amount of episodes!
So, knee deep into this second season, is that all still a good or a bad thing? I say good, nay GREAT as this is one incredible, rip roaring show to watch unfold each week. In this second season, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) has risked his own "life" to rescue Police Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) from Purgatory, and the two faced even greater danger as sinister forces in Sleepy Hollow gained rapid momentum.
With Katrina held captive by the Headless Horseman, and Frank Irving mysteriously back from the dead, Ichabod and Abbie must rely on instinct to know who to trust in their quest to permanently vanquish Moloch – and stop the apocalypse. Help arrives from a completely unexpected source, and the season ends with a shocking climax - trust me ... SHOCKING! These are all Widescreen Presentations (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and come with the Special Features of:
A Salute to Sleepyheads
Commentary on “Mama” by Nicole Beharie and Mark Goffman
Commentary on “The Akeda” by Tom Mison and Mark Goffman
Commentary on “Tempus Fugit” by Tom Mison and Mark Goffman
Mysteries & Mythology: The Secrets of Season Two
Monsters & Mayhem: The Creatures of Season Two