|Sleepy Hollow's Golem|
Unsurprisingly Sleepy Hollow (Universal Channel) was the big hit of the week, picking up after its winter break with a fantastic episode featuring a child's toy magically transformed into an unstoppable golem and a quartet of spooky, sharp-toothed witches.
If this show can maintain the frenetic level of madness it has so far, and is allowed to unfold its multi-layered story over several seasons, I can easily see this - in years to come - being spoken of in the same way as Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
And it can't do it any harm bringing Fringe's John Noble onboard as a regular cast member - his "sin eater" sharing many traits with a certain Walter Bishop.
This week also saw the screening of the first part of Lifetime's Bonnie & Clyde, starring HeroPress favourite Holliday Grainger as Bonnie Parker.
The two-hour tale was quite a romantic take on the ruthless couple and rather overplayed Bonnie's involvement in the hold-ups - it's generally believed that she never actually fired a gun, or even possibly held one, except in the famous staged photographs of her as an archetypal "gun moll".
But as with all dramas based on historical events, I don't see this as the be-all and end-all of Bonnie & Clyde information, but as a launching pad to start one's investigations into the real events, the characters involved and what drove them.
Bonnie & Clyde concludes next Thursday.
|How I Met Your Mother - Season Nine Cast.|
How I Met Your Mother (E4) returned this week for the start of the final season - we finally get to meet 'The Mother' (Cristin Milioti) - and I only really mention the show here to draw attention to the fact that it has finally sunk in, after eight seasons, what an enormous tool Ted (Josh Radnor).
I realise he is a sitcom construct, but he makes Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) look positively normal in comparison. That man has issues! I'm not exactly sure why 'The Mother' would put up with him - unless she has similar enormous, life-debilitating problems with social interaction.
Talking of sitcoms, I also want to draw your attention to Brooklyn Nine-Nine (E4) which just gets funnier and funnier each week. A fantastic ensemble made up of well-drawn characters delivering, with perfect timing, scripts peppered with pithy one-liners and some great visual gags as well.
Looking forward to next week, we have the resumption of season four of The Walking Dead (Fox) on Monday, and, on Wednesday, the start of the four-part spy drama Fleming (Sky Atlantic) about James Bond author Ian Fleming.
And Game Of Thrones enthusiasts, like myself, can get a taste of Season Four with the quarter-of-an-hour taster Ice And Fire: A Foreshadowing on Monday evening. Can't believe how excited I am about a "behind-the-scenes" documentary, but I am totally addicted to Game Of Thrones so any fix is a fix, I suppose.