Those interested in a preternatural show set in the present with ties to American Revolution era events should look elsewhere. The show beguiles you into believing the writers actually researched that era of time but that is a lie. The end of the first season is abundantly horrid.
So basically the writers offer viewers a depressing tragedy of a story intent on brainwashing the audience with falsehoods. I am at an absolute loss how they think this is entertaining to anyone. However, I am all for statists to throw more money down the drain at it by renewing it for more than a second season.
The actual story itself is full of inconsistencies, illogical, and unreasonable actions, events, and responses. If it isn't Ichabod's son blaming his parents, hugely flawed spiritual world, then its Ichabod supposed intelligence failing to see what is in front of him. I know emotion makes us stupid but that lasts for about a day. Then a new day comes and our brains resets on its own unless we choose to reset it before then.
The writers could have easily just followed contemporary ideas of the rules that govern the spirit world. Watch a few episodes of Dead Files and maybe even 'gasp' consult with a Psychic Medium. You know, such as Star Trek consulted with actual scientists for their shows.
But no, with 2/3rds of Americans believing in spirits and the afterlife the writers thought the best coarse of action is to wing it and end up with a hodgepodge of erroneous contradicting 'laws'. So to speak.
The characters themselves are hugely two dimensional. It is as if the world fails to actually exist unless Mister Crane does something. Other characters can't do things on their own or solve their own problems at all. Such as his wife simply following his sandbox mentality to get OUT of purgatory all on her own. Noooo HEEEEE has to 'saaaveee' her.
And why must the writers fail so horribly? Seemingly because they fail to be able to figure out how to write characters that are smarter than them… let alone multiple characters acting independently, such as you know… reality.
Whether this political ideology was forced on the writers or something they thought of is irrelevant to me; But when Mister Crane comments on the second amendment it was too much. I forced myself to move on until the end of the first season though which was abundantly horrid.
By too much I mean Mister Crane thinks the founding fathers were afraid extremists would use the second amendment as an excuse. Except that is exactly what America's founding fathers wanted. They WERE extremists themselves and they very much want #DistrictofColumbia to FEAR citizens.
That is documented fact, regardless of Statist's repeated attempts to rewrite history. Of course, statists always try to rewrite history, as logic and reason abundantly fails them.
I know, a reader might be appalled at my bringing politics into this review of the show. Except such a reader fails to realize that politics is in every choice they make in life. In addition, this show brings in the American Revolution which pretty much guarantees politics as a discussion point.
The problem however, is that the writers fail to actually forward any view point except statism, r374rded characters, and depression. Of course, the American Revolution is absolutely without the statists' point of view. Thus if anything the show should be chalked full with supporting liberty instead of the government.