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September 14, 2013

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2 | Cover story T HE S UNDAY G AZETTE M AIL | S EPTEMBER 15, 2013 'Sleepy Hollow' puts a modern spin on an American classic By Kyla Brewer TV Media M odern life can be hectic.As we unwind at the end of the day,it's nice to immerse ourselves in fantasy worlds,whether through books,video gaming or television. In fact,one of the biggestTV trends in recent years is the advent of dramas that mix in elements of classic fairytales.NBC has a hit with the supernatural drama "Grimm,"andABC's SnowWhite-inspired"Once Upon aTime"has proven so popular it's spawned a spinoff,"Once Upon aTime inWonderland,"due to hit the airwaves in October. Yet another major network is poised to hop on the fairytale bandwagon — this time with a homegrown classic.As if Mondays aren't scary enough,Fox brings "Sleepy Hollow"to prime time Sept.16. Inspired by the legendary 1820 short story"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,"by Washington Irving,the mystery-drama brings the story into the 21st century as Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison,"Salmon Fishing in theYemen") is inexplicably hurled hundreds of years into the future after he"dies"in 1790.Unfortunately,a menacing foe has also shown up in present day,and the legendary Headless Horseman (Richard Cetrone,"Man of Steel") wreaks havoc on the town of Sleepy Hollow.Crane soon joins forces with local police officer Det.Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie,"Shame") — who may have supernatural powers herself — to deal with the murderous creature. "Sleepy Hollow"is one of the most hotly anticipated new dramas of the fall, and it's no wonder with such a talented team bringing it to the small screen.A article quoted co-creator LenWiseman as saying:"I really want to have a just slightly odd flavor to it that doesn't feel completely real.Through its style and design and even the way it's photographed,that you always feel that it's just slightly left of center and that it's Orlando Jones stars in "Sleepy Hollow" moody,it's dark,but has a sense of humor outYou"(2011).Earlier in 2013,she appeared again on the big screen in the about itself.It's a wicked blend;I want people to have fun whilst being scared." Jackie Robinson biopic"42." Cetrone's experience as a stuntman As the Horseman acquires modern-day will come in handy as he takes the reins weapons,Crane will also be introduced to new technology,offering viewers some as the Horseman.He's known for his work in blockbusters such as"Thor" comic relief amid the dark and stormy (2011),"The Cabin in theWoods"(2012) moments.Striking the right balance between drama and comedy is a challenge and the"Underworld"franchise (20032012).He even served as an Iron Man for any actor,but Brit Mison has built a stunt double in the mega-hit"Iron Man" solid reputation for himself across the pond in theater,having appeared in pro- (2008). While Cetrone's Hollywood career has ductions of"When the Rain Stops Falling,""Posh"and"Henry IV."A graduate been indeed prolific,the most recognizof the prestigiousWebber-DouglasAcad- able star of the series is undoubtedly Oremy,his other credits include the feature lando Jones,who plays Capt.Frank Irving. film"One Day"(2011) and theTV minise- He's a familiar face at Fox,where he was one of the original cast members of the ries"Lost inAusten." network's sketch comedy series Juilliard alum Beharie shot to fame "MADtv."The performer actually got his when she landed the leading role in the start behind the scenes as a comedy writ2008 film"AmericanViolet."After appearing in the Lifetime movie"Sins of the er for such shows as"A DifferentWorld" Mother"in 2010,the actress entered and"Roc."TV viewers may remember rom-com territory in"My Last DayWith- Jones as a pitchman for 7-Up. Never lose you. TM Keep your dignity and your independence. 3 x 3" - Senior Living Quarry Manor 699 South Park Road Charleston, WV 25304 Phone: 304 925-4663 Regency Place 5 Rolling Meadows Drive Scott Depot, WV 25560 Phone: 304 757-3104 The Seasons 331 Holt Lane Lewisburg, WV 24901 Phone: 304 645-4453 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY From the list below, find each word and circle its letters in the puzzle to reveal the message relating to this week's theme. Thirst Quenching BOTTLE BUTTERMILK CIDER COCOA COFFEE COKE CUP OF TEA DIET PEPSI DR PEPPER DRINK FRESCA HI-C ICE TEA KOOL-AID LEMONADE MILKSHAKES MINERAL WATER NECTAR ORANGE JUICE OVALTINE PERRIER PITCHER PUNCH ROOT BEER SLUSH SMOOTHIE SNAPPLE SODA FOUNTAIN SPRITE STRAW TANG TROPICANA VEGETABLE JUICE

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