This season has seen more than its fair share of new “witchcraft” programs on TV. Hot on the heels of Beautiful Creatures, Oz, Hansel and Gretel: Witchhunters—which wasn’t really about a witch in the end (but whatever)—and before the taste of Grimm, that ridiculous season of True Blood, the failed reinvention of Dark Shadows, and other silly representations of witches can be cast from our mouths, we now have Sleepy Hollow, The Witches of East End, and American Horror Story: Coven.
I was excited about Sleepy Hollow. An American Lit teacher who spends a fair share of time with Washington Irving, I saw some great possibilities for Ichabod Crane: the near-comically egotistical, socially inept weakling. I mean I found a show with Ichabod—but it’s called Hello Ladies.
But then again, I had been excited about The Following too.
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