There are times when a so-called “spoiler” actually enhances a narrative. Alfred Hitchcock knew this, adding a sequence to Alec Coppel and Samuel Taylor’s screenplay for Vertigo (1957) that deliberately spoiled the final reveal in the middle movie. His reason: He wanted “suspense” rather than “surprise.” Critics have named Vertigo the greatest film ever made. The master of suspense knew what he was doing.
Patrick, Agustin, and Dom have partners of various ethnicities, ages, and social groups. They discuss politics or social issues in passing, just like the rest of us. They don’t exist to teach us lessons or preach about gay rights, nor to incessantly navel-gaze about their problems. They’re just three regular guys who happen to like guys. In 2014, that’s (sadly) still remarkable.
It’s because it’s a realistic expression of what it’s like to be alive, I think, and I totally get it. If you are not into me, that’s your problem.
Lena Dunham, answering a critic who “doesn’t get” why she’s “naked, at random times, for no reason” so often on Girls.
Sleepy Hollow’s independent success is testament to the power of its unique blend of horror, humor, escapism, and mystery, which has been augmented by a uniformly excellent cast and breakneck, twist-laden storytelling. So far, it’s also the only freshman show to have been renewed for a second season.