The two main actors to know in the show are Tom Mison who plays Ichabod Crane and Nicole Beharie who plays, Abbie Mills. Len Wiseman directed the episode by the way as he is the executive producer.
Ichabod Crane wakes up as does the Headless Horseman in the modern world. The show also shows glimpses of the 18th century world that Crane lived. The show starts off relatively creepy, it doesn't take too long for them to show the Headless Horseman and him chopping heads off. Also there are demons in this story, not just a creepy horseman.
Plot wise, loved what they did with the horseman's story and of course the setting is great. This show makes a nice autumn chiller. During the show Crane gets picked up by the police and they think that he's crazy but Abbie (main character, she's a police officer) is the only one that can help him, as he is the only one that knows about the Headless Horseman.
The suspense in the show is there which is nice and the way that some of the characters have something involved with the legend is interesting, they are hiding something. Small town secrets!
While the show is a nice creepy show it does have some funny parts, like the Starbucks skit was funny and Abbie asking if he had ever had to get up and use the bathroom. Crane does have a sarcastic sense of humor. Another funny part is when the officer asks if the horseman can hear him and when they almost say, 'put your hands on your head.'
Overall the first episode is intriguing, spooky, and hopefully it keeps up with being this interesting. Beharie and Mison have good screen chemistry. It's almost a little surprising on how well the first episode turned out. Crane and Mills are likable characters. Can't wait to see the next episode!