With the premiere of Sleepy Hollow only ONE DAY away, reviews of the show are being posted all over. Here is a sampling of some of the great feedback Tom is getting for his portrayal of Ichabod Crane:
Mison plays Ichabod Crane not as the scared, loveable goof from the Disney cartoon or the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp film, but as a much more traditional, broad-shouldered hero. This could have had me checking out of the show almost before it began if not for the streak of humor that runs through the pilot, most of it involving Ichabod’s reactions to everyday life in 2013. There’s just enough to keep the proceedings from being too self-serious without overwhelming the tone and losing suspense. It’s a tricky balance that the show is able to maintain in the pilot and hopefully that can continue as the series moves on.
The most vital part of keeping a steady tone is the leads, and Beharie and Mison prove to be up to the task. They have good chemistry from their first scene together, as Ichabod asks Abbie many of the questions you’d think an 18th-century white man would want to ask a 21st-century female African-American cop.
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Another bonus, for those who care, is Mr. Mison himself. Speaking in his native British accent, a little thin but tall and certifiably dreamy, he will forever give the name of Ichabod Crane a whole new meaning.
Micahel Ausiello (TVLine.com)
I came for the mythology, I’m staying for the chemistry between leads Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie. There will be a lot of people boarding this ‘ship.
It helps that Mison has a light touch as Crane, who is very concerned about the world in which he finds himself and the trouble that the Horseman can cause, but isn't so grim that he and the show become a self-parody. He has a warm rapport with Nicole Beharie from "42" as Abbie Mills, the local cop who very much wants to believe this strange visitor's incredible story...Too many sci-fi and fantasy shows want so desperately for you to take them seriously that they become afraid of humor, and incapable of letting their characters enjoy themselves for even a moment. Despite the ludicrous events unfolding around them, Crane and Mills both come across as human beings, played by interesting actors.
I'm sure there will be more to come. Is everyone ready??!!