Wednesday, October 16, 2013

No Matter the Hour...I'm a "Sleepy Head"

One of my favorite shots of Mison as Ichabod Crane...
Okay...I'll admit it, I'm captivated by Tom Mison! I love, love, love his portrayal of Ichabod Crane on the new TV show "Sleepy Hollow," but the thing I'm most mesmerized by is that I'd watched him in another role -- over 3 hours worth, when he played Mr. Bingley in "Lost in Austen" -- and I didn't recognize him as Crane until after I'd read his actor bio.

THAT is amazing acting! And stellar costume design. And terrific hair & makeup. But so much of the credit for the transformation has to remain with Mison himself. And, if truth be told, with the writers who've given him some pretty great dialogue worthy of that sexy British accent :). 

Mison as the affable Mr. Bingley.
I wrote about this on Facebook, but one of my favorite lines of dialogue from ANY television show this season so far was in the pilot episode of "Sleepy Hollow" when Abbie Mills, the police lieutenant, says to Crane, "I told you to stay in the car."

And, because he's been dealing with a police force that thinks he's crazy (not surprising, given his claims that he just awakened 250 years into the future because his wife saved him from certain death by putting a witch's curse on him that tied his life to that of the Headless Horseman...yeah, just go with it...), Crane replies, "As you know, I'm insane and, therefore, impervious to simple commands."

So. Brilliantly. Written. And. Delivered!

Anyway, I could keep gushing, but I'll stop here. Anyone else watch the "Sleepy Hollow" on Monday nights? (If so, then you're considered one of the "Sleepy Heads," too, LOL.) Anyone else see Mison in "Lost in Austen" from a few years back? Any other fall programs you're hooked on -- new or otherwise? I'd love to hear about them!


Edie Ramer said...

I haven't watched it! I'm so busy that I work at night, and I'm trying to watch less TV. But this seems to be one I should cut in. :)

Vesper said...

Count me in, Marilyn! :-)
I just LOVE the show! I've never seen Mison before, but he's great. (also very attractive... :-) )
I'm sooo hooked to "Supernatural!" Also to "The Vampire Diaries" and "The Originals." And I'm looking forward to "Dracula", starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Do you see a trend here? :-) Have you watched any of these?

Marilyn Brant said...

Definitely worth watching, IMO! You can check out the pilot episode online...if that hooks you, you may enjoy this one :).

Ohhh!! You've listed so many of my faves! I've watched "Supernatural" since the first season and haven't missed an episode of "The Vampire Diaries." :) I've seen a couple of "The Originals" and will have to check out "Dracula," too, since you mentioned it!! xox

Candy M said...

I see I'm missing a lot! ;) I don't seem to have time to watch TV, and I never remember what night anything is on!! lol So basically, if I'm watching something it's usually a movie, or "That 70s Show" on Netflix.

Marilyn Brant said...

"Sleepy Hollow" is on Monday nights!! (I remember that one, but some of the other shows I can't keep straight... They've switched the night "Supernatural" airs so many times now that I'm really confused, LOL.)
But I totally understand about not having much time to watch TV. I have a handful of favorites that I try not to miss but, often, I'll watch marathon episodes of a show -- catching up in 3 or 4 episodes at one time. Plus, between you & the Lizzie Bennet Diaries cast, I'm now hooked on THAT serial as well :).

Pamala Knight said...

I love the moniker--SLEEPYHEADS!! LOL. I'm definitely part of the crowd and I love the show, Tom Mison especially. I do remember him from Lost in Austen and thought he did a stellar job there too. So happy to see him get a role where his talents are so well showcased.

I'm anxiously awaiting the return of GRIMM, where my favorite Grimm has been turned into a zombie, so shenanigans are certainly about to ensue ;). I'm also enjoying the new offshoot, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. The dialogue is great, the characters well acted and the plotline, so far, is clear with a believable conflict.