I’ve been following Sleepy Hollow since the beginning (from my first website, Moniqueblog.net), so I’ve followed the fans ups and downs, whether it came to the first Ichabbie hug or when Katrina finally got out of Purgatory. I’ve loved seeing what meta critiques the fans have, and, to be fair, I’ve tried to do my part to stop needless worry about upcoming storylines, whether I helped or not. To say the least, my relationship with the fandom has become as layered as a relationship with fandom can become. Today, I’m writing this piece to give the Sleepy Hollow fandom the props they deserve.
As I’ve written in my “Fandom Strikes Back” article, the Sleepy Hollow writing team got a severe wake-up call from fans and press. Let’s thank our lucky stars that the next episode in the line-up is “Mama,” featuring Abbie and Jenny (and their mom!) front-and-center.
Here are some things I liked from the previews:
I did not see Lifetime’s Aaliyah movie, produced by Wendy Williams, who took up the helm after Zendaya left the project and it seemed like Lifetime was going to shelve the project. It would seem that she should have let the project die its natural death, since the end result was hundreds and thousands of fans rallying up as one to denounce the film and Lifetime’s casting choices of Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, Timbaland, R. Kelly and others.
What a time the Sleepy Hollow fandom has had. I’ve got to say, speaking honestly, I’m pooped.
If you’ve not followed everything concerning social media and Sleepy Hollow, I’m afraid I’m not going to fill you in myself. Instead, I’ll let TV Juriste, Salon and Entertainment Weekly fill it in for you. Basically, people have just about had it with Sleepy Hollow‘s first quarter of the second season.
The Examiner published this preview of “Deliverance,” and the mention of “Ichatrina” didn’t help the Ichabbie fans who seemed to have had a rough week, between the general concern of ratings, Katia Winter’s tweet, and other stuff.
Here are my two cents on what was discussed in the article, as well as some opinions on characterization.