Parents' Guide to

Sleepy Hollow

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Time travel + spooky mystery = zesty TV fantasy.

TV Fox Drama 2013
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age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 15+

If you like to be spooked out a little bit this is kind of fun

I am a Christian, and I have to say this is a guilty pleasure. And a lot of ways and makes me feel bad for watching this. I know it's very fanciful and not to be taken seriously. But I think it could very much confuse a young spongy mind. I really don't think I'll let my teens watch this although I do have teenagers that are 17 . Actually I have stopped watching it after the first five episodes. It became overbearing in it's demonic intensity. And I don't like that very much at all. My husband got me back into it after he got past the first several episodes and got a little lighter. All that being said, it's very fun, it's written pretty well written there are some inaccuracies, and the actors are pretty good. Overall it is fun.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 12+

Don't let the title fool you

Doesn't make me sleepy!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (11):

Time travel, the undead, and a National Treasure-style mystery all rolled into one? Sign us up for this guilty pleasure, which has a cool premise: What if the faceless (literally, in this case) killer stalking a town is a supernatural being who can only be stopped with a combination of Law & Order-style police work and supernatural intervention?

Not only that, but near-unknown lead Tom Mison as Crane is both cute of face and pleasant of manner; Nicole Beharie as the crimefighter he teams up with is charmingly tart and intrepid. And all the mysterious goings on, which involve a lot of flashbacks in period dress, will make teens and adults alike swoon.

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