Last summer, I fell down the rabbit hole of the science-fiction drama Extant starring Halle Berry because, to me, being black means I must give black actors and shows a chance. (I can quit later, but only after I’ve supported.) Extant is the blackest mainstream sci-fi show I’ve ever seen.
The Downton Abbey dog, Isis, might be written off because her name is the same as the bloody terrorist organization. The group famous for beheadings wasn’t around in the 1920s, when the series is set, but that hasn’t stopped other TV shows from editing their stories in favor of sensitivity.
Sleepy Hollow opened up the archives and invited us in to poke around their set. There I got first-hand experience in a small, but pivotal, role as an extra—plus a ton of on-set photos of Ichabod's haunts and creepy supernatural world.
The PR firm responsible for promoting the release of the Sleepy Hollow's first season on DVD faced just about the worst possible timing for their push yesterday, as an email celebrating "Headless Day" went out to fans and media at just about the exact moment that news broke that ISIS had beheaded American journalist…
So, ten episodes in, I want to talk about Sleepy Hollow, because this show is pissing me off. It's a show with a solid premise (guy from past comes to future to fight hellish army/stop the Apocalypse with the help of a police detective), a talented cast (we'll get to them) with a surprising density of…
Do you watch Sleepy Hollow? Great, neither do I. But I might now. Seeing as an absolute gem of a young actress — Amandla Stenberg, who played Rue in The Hunger Games' and made me cry forever when she died COME BACK RUE I WAS ALWAYS ROOTING FOR YOU — is joining the cast.