11 Ways Sleepy Hollow’s Ichabod Is Better than The Bachelor

The new season of an absurd TV show airs tonight. It’s about some rando fame whore who juggles emotionally damaged women in a Hunger Games-style competition for his heart. I will not be watching that show. I will be watching “Sleepy Hollow” because it’s more fun to swoon over Ichabod Crane than to cringe at some reality show cheeseball. Here are some of the times “Tall, Dark and British,” kicked some “here-for-the-right-reasons” ass.

Ichabod tries to leave a video message on Sleepy Hollow.He Lets You Know What He’s Thinking: The ladies love Ichabod because he’s not afraid to be vulnerable. He says things like: “Surviving death, separated by time tests the bonds of love. But the moment I saw her, I knew the bravest love is born again with each new day. The kind of love that makes the mundane a marvel that bewilders with its magnificence. Until fate’s cruel hand intervened. And in the blink of an eye, Katrina was lost to me.” NorthStar employee Yolanda was moved to tears by his romantic words. None of those lunkheads on that other Monday night show can match that.


Ichabod and Abbie strip down on Sleepy Hollow.When You’re Facing Something Scary, He Has Your Back: Let’s say for the sake of argument that you were being hunted by a vengeance-seeking ghoul and the only way to save yourself was to strip down and subject yourself to scorpion venom so that you could enter a dream state and … oh, never mind. The point is that Ichabod’s the kind of guy who would peel off his shirt and help you out.  He’d do his best not to make you feel uncomfortable about that sports bra.


This is His Cappuccino Face

Ichabod drinks cappuccino on Sleepy Hollow.

He Doesn’t Make You Suffer Through a Humiliating Rose Ceremony:  When Ichabod realized that Caroline wanted to do more than colonial re-enactments with him, he made it a point to go to her house for a very sweet let’s-be-friends talk. He also tried to be as gentle as possible with lovestruck Mary Wells. Maybe he shouldn’t have mentioned that he viewed her as a sister, but at least he didn’t hem and haw about it.

Ichabod strolls with Mary Wells on Sleepy Hollow.

He Doesn’t Need a “Hometown Date” to Spend Time With Your Family

Jenny Abbie Ichabod Sleepy Hollow

He Puts Brains Over Brawn: Ichabod’s not going to just loaf around the pool all day flexing his muscles and making false promises. He reads, he’s multilingual and quite learned. What would you expect from an Oxford history professor?

Ichabod studies in the archives on Sleepy Hollow.


That Said, Ichabod Will Kick Someone’s Ass if They Need It: It’s not in his nature to go all aggro for no reason, but you don’t want to get on his bad side.

Sleepy Hollow: Ichabod beheading Horseman "Pilot"

He’s a Man of His Word: When Ichabod swears that he will come back to rescue you from Purgatory, he means it.

Ichabod and Katrina on Sleepy Hollow


He Genuinely Cares About Your Interests: Maybe he’s not that into yoga or heckling at baseball games, but if that’s what turns you on, he’ll really make an effort.

Ichabod and Abbie at a baseball game on Sleepy Hollow

Ichabod Knows When You Need A Comforting Hug: Let’s just say you were minding your own business at the library when an unhinged spirit pulled you into a watery portal. Crane would fight to get you out and then wrap his arms around you. CPR would be good, too, but a man can’t be expected to know everything.

Sleepy Hollow: Ichabbie hug at library after she nearly drowns "The Weeping Lady"


Don’t Forget About This

Sleepy Hollow: Ichabod


Case Closed

Elaine G. Flores, Chief Editor
Elaine is the chief editor of TV Recappers' Delight. She's an experienced entertainment reporter, reviewer, editor, blogger, columnist and Bon Vivant.

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