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SLEEPY HOLLOW 3×05: Ichabod Crane vs. the 21st Century

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Apologies for the impromptu absence last week, Sleepyheads! (Perhaps I will be able to recap last week’s favorite moments this weekend, because Ichabod playing video games and eschewing standardized testing is every bit as delightful as it sounds.)

We’re back swinging this week, because it’s the great FOX crossover event! How do two FBI agents, a forensic anthropologist and a two-hundred-and-fifty-year-old soldier manage to share the screen? Through a couple of plot devices and a lot of Hollywood magic!

SLEEPY HOLLOW: L-R: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, guest star Emily Deschanel from BONES and David Boreanaz from BONES in the ÒDead Men Tell No Tales" episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 29 (9:00-10PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Tina Rowden/FOX.

SLEEPY HOLLOW: L-R: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, guest star Emily Deschanel from BONES and David Boreanaz from BONES in the ÒDead Men Tell No Tales” episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 29 (9:00-10PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Tina Rowden/FOX.

It matters not, though, dear friends, because our Witnesses get to go on two (!) road trips to Washington, D.C. to solve a murder, and end up fighting Pandora again in the process. Cassidy will have your Bones recap up soon detailing Booth, Brennan, Crane and Mills’ Scooby adventures, but in the meantime, there’s nothing quite like a lab full of scientists to throw Ichabod out of his element — and we reap the rewards!

Here are some of the highlights from “Resurrection in the Remains” and “Dead Men Tell No Tales”

  1. Ichabod is genuinely stoked at visiting the Smithsonian Jeffersonian Institution, a center which embodies everything the Founding Fathers strove for. It’s beautiful. And hilarious, because he also has to explain to a bunch of strangers who aren’t aware of his, er, unique perspective.

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: L-R: Guest star Emily Deschanel from BONES and Tom Mison in the ÒDead Men Tell No Tales" episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 29 (9:00-10PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Tina Rowden/FOX.

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: L-R: Guest star Emily Deschanel from BONES and Tom Mison in the ÒDead Men Tell No Tales” episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 29 (9:00-10PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Tina Rowden/FOX.

  2. NO TOUCHING THE BOOK OF SHADOWS, Dr. Hodgins!
  3. Look at that — Revolutionary-era Ichabod helped solve a modern-day murder! Who needs computers and DNA when you have ancient parchments and porcelain teeth.
  4. “He called it Fondle in the Forest.” I want to know Ichabod’s old-timey cocktail names right now. Also, I want to go drinking with Ichabod right now.
  5. Ichabod goes bowling. I repeat: ICHABOD GOES BOWLING.
  6. “All up in your faces!” Ichabod tries so, so hard with the colloquialisms, like a precious cinnamon roll. (Hmm, more in common with his Washington counterpart?)
  7. However, he might need a slightly-less-conceptual costume next year for Halloween. (Maybe he can try Ben Franklin?) These 21st-century citizens just have no appreciation for his finery.
  8. “Miss Corinth wants me to peruse her Instant Gram. Apparently I’ve been ‘tagged’.” Everything about this sentence.
  9. #CraneOnTheBrain
  10. “Now might be the time for [Brennan] and Agent Booth to ‘throw down’.” Is it wrong to say I want to witness whoever is clearly conduction Slang Indoctrination with Ichabod?
  11. Brennan invites herself onto the case because she apparently “does not negotiate,” and Ichabod learns what contemporary Booth lives with on a daily basis.
  12. Modern skepticism is no match for Ichabod’s arched eyebrows: “[Brennan] dismissed Moloch as a man with a skin condition.” Some people have no respect for supernatural demon-fighters!
  13. Ichabod is flummoxed over dating in the present day, which is why he has Abbie as the best wing woman ever to help him navigate the treacherous waters.

    Can you say BADASSES?! // SLEEPY HOLLOW: L-R: Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison in the ÒDead Men Tell No Tales" episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 29 (9:00-10PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Tina Rowden/FOX.

    Can you say BADASSES?! // SLEEPY HOLLOW: L-R: Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison in the ÒDead Men Tell No Tales” episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 29 (9:00-10PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Tina Rowden/FOX.

  14. “Caller identification is a marvel.” Poor Ichabod, how can a gentleman caller present himself suitably when his intended calls him out on it first? Talk about a mojo killer!
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Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

SLEEPY HOLLOW 3×03: Ichabod Crane vs. the 21st Century

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What a ride, Sleepy fans!

Bounty hunters, demons and Jack the Ripper, oh my!

What another crazy episode tonight, guys. Pandora’s still running amok (amok amok), destroying everything in her path, and she seems to have a particular bead on Abbie this week. What secrets does our new FBI agent have that could interest Sleepy Hollow’s latest resident? Whatever they are, they seem intimately related to her feelings about Ichabod, and are sure to send our minds running in the coming weeks.

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in the "Blood & Fear" episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

RANT ICHABOD RANT! // SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in the “Blood & Fear” episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

Undeterred by the bureaucratic red tape preventing him from saving his beloved vault, Ichabod makes a huge decision: he will become an American citizen, if only to file this petition! It’s sweet, but may also be motivated by his newest admirer, Emily. Yet, his studying is quickly interrupted by a crime spree of Pandora’s instigation, and it’s off to the races for the Witnesses. Including a near brush with death at her hands, but luckily our duo always have each other’s backs in the nick of time.  No matter how Pandora tries to come between them, I have a sneaking suspicion she’ll be no match for Crane and Mills’ might.

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Abbie (Nicole Beharie, L) and Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, R) in the "Blood & Fear" episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Abbie (Nicole Beharie, L) and Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, R) in the “Blood & Fear” episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

Onwards with the more lighthearted moments tonight!

  1. Ichabod’s rant at governmental inefficiency was positively beautiful in its glory. Even more beautiful? That this clearly isn’t the first time, because Abbie knows the rant by heart and anticipates his salvos.
  2. What could possibly possess Ichabod to become an American citizen? Love of country? Pursuit of happiness? Dreams of freedom? No. Arcane bylaws which state that only citizens can file petitions for injunctions, that’s what.
  3. “Ichabod Crane, American. I like the sound of that.” So do we, Abbie.
  4. If the world-saving gets old, I think Ichabod’s got a future in the modern world as a college professor:
    Ichabod: No goal is worth much if it comes without a struggle.
    Emily: John Adams?
    Ichabod: Actually Ichabod Crane.
    [Kinda sounds like Frasier Crane to me, buddy.]
  5. Of course, a man as gallant as Ichabod couldn’t possibly ask for a young maiden’s help in his pursuit of American citizenship–
    Emily: My brother is a member of the senate subcommittee on  immigration–
    Ichabod: I would be honoured to accept your assistance!
    [I bet you would, buddy.]
  6. … And he knows it, too. “Oh please, as if Adams wouldn’t have done any different!
  7. Dude’s taking the right to bear arms thing seriously now:
    Abbie: I thought you were supposed to be hot stuff with a musket.
    Ichabod: I was always better with a flintlock pistol than a Brown Bess.
  8. This might be an odd 21st-century observation, Nelson Myers’ Ripper-esque rampage seemed like a metaphor for dangerous patriarchy, but that might just be me.
  9. Ichabod ends up on a (morphine?) drip in his living room, and if that’s not modern living, I don’t know what is. (Petition to see Ichabod get accidentally stoned at some point?)
  10. Nothing like a malaria joke about the civil war to date you, though.
  11. Witness Fist Bump!
  12. And above all, this must be Ichabod’s favorite part of the 21st century: “I am most grateful, lieutenant, that you and I have found each other once again.” (He must be high if he isn’t calling her leftenant though.)

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in the "Blood & Fear" episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in the “Blood & Fear” episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

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Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

SLEEPY HOLLOW 3×02: Ichabod Crane vs. the 21st Century

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in the ÒWhispers In The DarkÓ episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

What a week for our favorite Witnesses! Pandora’s box may be metaphorical at this point, but it doesn’t mean she isn’t wreaking havoc amongst unsuspecting bystanders. Ichabod may defiantly refuse to share his secrets with her, but it seems pretty obvious she won’t be ignored, and our heroes better watch out.

What might be even more daunting? Ichabod and Abbie are forced to be roommates, and it’s as delicious as you’d expect. Sitcom hijinks ensue! But if it means we get the partners sharing a tender moment on the porch every week, revealing their innermost fears to each other one story at a time, then I think we’re going to learn a lot more than how not to burn our breakfasts.

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in the ÒWhispers In The DarkÓ episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in the ÒWhispers In The DarkÓ episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

  1. Whistling while you work — or singing sea shanties — is always an acceptable way to pass the time while doing some spring cleaning. Just call him Ichabod Poppins!
  2. … Accidentally stumbling along Abbie’s lingerie while doing the laundry, on the other hand, is a decidedly more delicate matter. (Bet Betsy Ross‘ corsets didn’t look like that.)

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: Betsy Ross (Nikki Reed) in the ÒWhispers In The DarkÓ episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: Betsy Ross (Nikki Reed) in the ÒWhispers In The DarkÓ episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

  3.  “Our first week as roommates, and I befouled the kitchen!” Ichabod trying to cook in Abbie’s (beautiful) kitchen is everything I could have ever hoped for, in that it ended disastrously. (Hey, at least he didn’t try to turn on the oven by lighting a match…)
  4. Ichabod gives as good as he got last week, prying into Abbie’s personal life.
    Ichabod: I sensed something between you [and Agent Reynolds] that was more than professional.
    Abbie: Yeah? Mind your own business.
    (BANTER!)
  5. Of course, what is the modern world without an existential crisis or two? Luckily for Ichabod (and Abbie), they have that Pottery Barn-inspired porch swing on which to ruminate over such matters.

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) in the ÒWhispers In The DarkÓ episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie) in the ÒWhispers In The DarkÓ episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

  6. This moment totally counts, because it couldn’t have happened if Ichabod hadn’t woken up in 2013 to find Abbie Mills:
    “Of course, having you by my side is the greatest boon.”
  7. Ichabod might just find a second career as a therapist once he’s done saving the world, if his advice to Abbie about finding her father is any indication.

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: Abbie (Nicole Beharie) in the ÒWhispers In The DarkÓ episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

    Anyone else getting VERONICA MARS flashbacks in this picture? // SLEEPY HOLLOW: Abbie (Nicole Beharie) in the ÒWhispers In The DarkÓ episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Thursday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

  8. Ichabod vs. bureaucratic red tape! Just because you think you can doesn’t mean you actually, you know, can. “I consider myself an American.” Well I consider myself a rock star, doesn’t mean I’m selling out arenas. (In other words, he better start studying, because in 2015, it isn’t enough to yell “I AM AMERICAN!” like Michael Scott to change your citizenship…)

How are you folks liking season 3 so far?

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Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

SLEEPY HOLLOW 3×01: Ichabod Crane vs. the 21st Century in “I, Witness”

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They’re baaaaack! Oh Witnesses, I didn’t even realize how much I missed you until you came back into my life.

Nine months have gone by since Abbie and Ichabod saved the world, and life has definitely moved on. Ichabod’s gone on a walkabout to find himself, while Abbie made good on the promise she made in the pilot, and is now a bonafide “very special” agent in the FBI. (That seems like a rocket-speed rise in the ranks, but if anyone could do it, it’s Abbie.) But there’s nothing like a little  supernatural disturbance to reunite old friends, am I right?

Yet it’s not as easy said as done: Abbie’s moved on and is as skeptical as ever, refusing to believe Ichabod’s claim that a tablet he found in Scotland is proof that they’re onto their second bible-prescribed test, after defeating Moloch last year. Ichabod struggles to convince her, which is even harder given that they are without an adequate bunker.  Yes, Sleepy Hollow is paving paradise and putting up a mini-mall.

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, L) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie, R) try to come up with a plan in the "I, Witness" season two premiere episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Monday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, L) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie, R) try to come up with a plan in the “I, Witness” season two premiere episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Monday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

In the end, Abbie can’t deny their mission for too long, and the partners are back in business. (Not in crime — that’s reserved for Ichabod’s old flame Betsy Ross, who we will learn more about later.) They share a drink and toast to their latest adventure — but the arrival of a mysterious stranger who happens to share more than one interest with Ichabod is sure to leave us wanting more next week.

But that’s not what we’re here for, right? What we really want is to see Ichabod make more scathing remarks on the modern world, and he didn’t disappoint tonight, folks!

  1. Orange is the new overcoat, everyone. Ichabod begins the episode in the pokey! Don’t mess with Immigration and Customs, everyone.

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in the "I, Witness" season three premiere episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Monday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in the “I, Witness” season three premiere episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Monday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

  2. But it does mean Ichabod makes friends with inmates and throws gang signs for fun, so there’s that.
  3. “I returned to your upright and locked position.” We missed Ichabod’s first flight, and I am forever sad about this. “Crane on a plane!” Indeed, Abbie!
  4. They seized his three-hundred-year-old relic! “A bureaucrat’s flight of fancy if ever I heard one!”
  5. Abbie’s not one to be left out of this game, when her time-traveler is getting arrested for illegal artifact-posessing:  “Something you picked up at duty free?” (Can you imagine Ichabod at duty free? OR ORDERING SKY MALL?!)
  6. Ichabod is so happy evil is back in town. Find your chill, man.
  7. “We need to tap into information of a less terrestrial nature.”
  8. Ichabod is enraged that their supernatural sanctuary is being razed for a mini-mall. Welcome to our disposable society, Crane.
  9. Ichabod is so happy to see Jennie! And is still so awkward about demonstrating affection towards her! (Which is a fun contrast to his very demonstrable affection for one Betsy Ross.)
  10. “We were not a thing!” But were you on a break, Ichabod?
  11. “She was my partner… Often in crime.” Oh I bet she was, Ichabod.
  12. Ichabod discovers Colonial Times Restaurant and he is not amused, but we sure as hell are. “The deeds of so many brave men and women, signposts of history, reminders of our sacrifice– they’ve taken it to decorate an eatery!” (Abbie: “There’s also mini-golf out back.”)

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, L) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie, R) try to come up with a plan in the "I, Witness" season two premiere episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Monday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

    SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, L) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie, R) try to come up with a plan in the “I, Witness” season two premiere episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Monday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

  13. He will not stand for inaccuracies, no matter how commercial, and the young, poor-hat-wearing host suffers the consequences: “The corner goes in the front! You’re not a pirate!”
  14. Plus: “Eggs Benedict Arnold? For shame.”
  15. Learning about today’s legal system:
    Ichabod: No idea what a paralegal is.
    Former-paralegal Jennie: Me neither.
  16. What is more modern than having an existential crisis? Ichabod is more contemporary than he thinks he is. And he gets sauced at ye olde tavern like any of us would.

Welcome back, Leftenant and Crane.

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, L) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie, R) in the "I, Witness" season two premiere episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Monday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, L) and Abbie (Nicole Beharie, R) in the “I, Witness” season two premiere episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Monday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Tina Rowden/FOX

 

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Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

We’re growing! (And looking for new writers!)

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Do you have a passion for TV? Can’t wait to talk about your favorite show around the water cooler, even if you don’t actually have a fountain to assemble around? Overcome with feelings for your fictional characters, but nobody quite understands your, er, enthusiasm?

Have we got a deal for you!

Thank You Liz Lemon Team
We’re a couple of girls who really love TV, and we’re okay with that.

Everybody’s working for Labor Day!

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Remember what we said about new content over the summer? Er, sorry about that. But we’re back now, and ready to have fun!

Happy Labor Day, Everyone!

As summer unofficially comes to an end on this holiday weekend, we have cause the celebrate — because that means the fall TV season is just around the corner!

To ease our way out of barbecues and reruns, and back into commutes and must-see TV, we here at TYLL want to take a look at some of our favorite fictional workplaces in recent years. (We are honoring workers today, after all.)

Grab your briefcases and to-go cups, because going back to work never seemed so fun. Be sure to let us know what your favorite offices are in the comments!

Thank You Liz Lemon Team
We’re a couple of girls who really love TV, and we’re okay with that.

O, Canada: Things we’re grateful for from the Great White North

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Hockey, maple syrup, and dramatic chanteuses — that’s what Canada is known for, if you believe everything you’ve seen on TV!

Since today is Canada Day for our neighbo(u)rs to the north, we thought we’d hono(u)r the occasion by celebrating some of the Canadian television contributions to our viewing landscape we’re thankful for everyday.

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Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

EMPIRE Finale biggest reveals: They did WHAT

Hey look, it's Lyon Yankee Swap! / Courtesy FOX

A longer post about tonight’s season finale is in the works, but here are some of the most buzz-worthy moments from “Die But Once”/”Who I Am”.

(Spoilers ahead, so click at your own risk, folks)

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Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

THE MINDY PROJECT 3×20 Photo Preview: Orange is the new Mindy?

Mindy Season 3 Cast HQ

I know Mindy hasn’t gotten a lot of airplay here at TYLL since Christmas, but I’m so excited to see Orange is the New Black‘s Laverne Cox guest star this week as Tamra’s cousin Sheena that I couldn’t help sharing the anticipation with you all, too.

As if the show wasn’t name-dropping it all over the place enough as it is, How I Met Your Mother‘s Cristin Milioti (also of the late A to Z fame) also makes an appearance, and Julia Stiles returns as Morgan’s girlfriend Jessica. (Am I the only one who totally forgot Jessica existed?)

Plus, I really want to know what the deal is with this pajama party, so it looks like there’s a lot going on in “What To Expect When You’re Expanding” tomorrow at 9:30pm on FOX.

All photos courtesy of FOXFlash.

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Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod Crane vs. the 21st century, 2/16/15

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I’m finally caught up, people!

Just in time, too, because tonight’s episode of Sleepy Hollow was off the hook! In a totally awesome way, mind you. (Is there anyone on this show who won’t time travel a some point?!)

I love how all the arcs that have been percolating all season are coming to a head. Some things are totally predictable (e.g. the rift between Katrina and Ichabod over Henry) and some are totally not (e.g. what happened to Abbie in the tag). I’ve got more thoughts brewing about how the end of season 2 is shaping up, but let’s break the ice and mull over some of tonight’s gems, shall we?

(Warning: there are some spoilers for “Awakening” in the following post.)

This is all I need in my life right now. / Courtesy FOX

This is all I need in my life right now. / Courtesy FOX

 

  1. Don’t be that person, Abbie:
    Ichabod: “It seems absent any definitive guidelines to our role as witnesses, we must continue to define the roles as we see fit.”
    Abbie: “We can get more specific. For instance, a witness always tips the bartender. We never fight a land war in Asia…”
    Ichabod: “… We must refrain from spoiling the end of motion pictures. Thank you, Rosebud.”
    (I want in on an Ichabod-Abbie movie night.)
  2. Speaking of spoilers: “The articles of Confederation were written on a bar napkin.”
  3. More importantly, though?
    Abbie: “You cracked the Liberty Bell?”
    Ichabod: “A little.”
    In other words, ICHABOD CRACKED THE LIBERTY BELL because of course he did. (I love this show.)
  4. Ichabod shopping at a hardware store. Possibly the greatest scene ever.
  5. Especially when he discovers power tools: “If only we had such a wealth of tools whilst building a nation.”
  6. “What, pray tell, are seasonal items?”
  7. Ichabod and the bobble head is as amazing as you’re imagining right now. (Please tell me there is a .gif of that on the internet somewhere.)
  8. Ichabod: “What holiday requires monopedal pink birds and a band of barbate pygmies?”
    Abbie: “Arbor Day.”
  9. Ichabod is also a little too excited about blowing up another bell. Does he have a problem?
  10. “I appreciate the modern world, but sometimes old school is the best school… Ooh, batteries!”
  11. I’m not sniffling, it’s just dusty in here:
    Abbie: “One thing’s for sure, I’m glad I’m not in this alone.”
    Ichabod: “I echo that sentiment, leftenant.”
  12. And SPOILER ALERT, we might need to start an “Abbie Mills vs. the 18th century” feature based on this ending! She’s right, this is wrong on so many levels, and I can’t wait to see her get out of it. (Though I fear for her sassiness given her new environment.)
  13. (This isn’t really a fish-out-of-water moment, but I loved the callback to the pilot with the orchestral arrangement of “Sympathy for the Devil” in the last scene tonight.)

I am so on board with this latest plot twist, guys. We’ve spent two seasons watching Ichabod adjust to the modern world, so it’s only fair for he and the leftenant to play a little Freaky Friday back in colonial times, right?

As I mentioned in the intro, I’m loving how all the seeds planted this season are coalescing right now. Those thoughts will have to wait for another post (possibly tomorrow), but there’s so much to chew on as we draw closer to the season finale. In many ways, these developments — Henry’s demise, Katrina’s turn, Frank’s salvation — have been a long time coming, yet the writers are still coming up with new spins on the classic tale.

I don’t think I’m ready for this season to end, but I’m sure going to enjoy the heck out of it while I still can.

What did you think about tonight’s episode?

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.
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