About Last Night…BONES and SLEEPY HOLLOW
September 17, 2013 by Marisa Roffman
Fall TV is back! Fox got an early start on premieres, both with last week’s THE X FACTOR debut, then having most of their shows debut a full week before the other networks.
Which makes the return of About Last Night convenient: it’s all about what aired on Fox last night…
BONES: I really, really enjoyed “The Secrets in the Proposal”…I actually think it might be my favorite premiere since season 5’s “Harbingers in the Fountain.” And it feels weird to say that given how un-BONES-y the hour was in many ways. Booth and Brennan have had their issues and been disconnected before, but the stakes were never this high: they are in a relationship, they have a child, and they’re work partners. Hearing about Booth not coming home (even if we know the reasons why) and seeing how it was destroying Brennan was hard to watch. It’s not surprising that any of the team was acting the way they did.
I’m very curious if the dramatic tension was lessened at all for you guys, since the upcoming wedding news is probably one of the most wide-spread spoilers out there (for any show). Would love to hear your thoughts on that.
I know Aldo is coming back, but I really hope he pops up quasi-regularly. The character intrigued me from his first scene, and his relationship with Booth lets us see a side of the agent we’ve never really gotten to explore in the show’s run thus far.
SLEEPY HOLLOW: When I first heard about this pilot, it sounded crazy/ridiculous. And then I kept hearing how good it was. The upfront trailer intrigued me enough that it was one of the first pilots I checked out this year…and I was all in.
Part of that, for sure, is due to the fantastic work by leads Tom Mison (Ichabod) and Nicole Beharie (Abbie). Ichabod could be a character who is obnoxiously (albeit, understandably) ignorant in terms of the changes that have happened to America since he was put under (200+ years is a lot to adjust to!), but Mison made his bafflement work, nailing lines about Starbucks, slavery, women wearing trousers, etc., and actually made it charming. That’s not easy. And Beharie was able to go toe-to-toe with him, without becoming an easy, skeptical cliche. I’m so intrigued by this partnership and I can’t wait to see how the first season will play out.
P.S. – I know John Cho’s character lost his head, but now that GO ON is gone (no, I’m not over that yet. Give me another year, and we’ll touch base), maybe we’ll get to see his character in other ways? Please? I have lingering questions about his character!
So, what did you watch last night?
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