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What a pilot !
It really felt like a movie ,a really intense movie.
i'm a little concerned about where will they go from here ,you know story wise.
but i think who ever delivered such a great start can resume with the same excellency ,can't wait for the coming episodes.
Very good show. I hope someone slices and dices the Dog killer. I had hoped Ryan would save the girl again but he was out done by the crazy Follower neighbors! How can people be so caught up in a crazy person to go to those extremes? Can't wait for the next episode!!
I watched the premiere of the following and was riveted to my seat. The show is really freaky-deaky, loved it and will continue watching. Don't know who to trust on the show, who's a follower and who's the good guys, nice going.
I really enjoyed this premiere! I think it is a risk airing this type of show on network tv, however I think it will do well.
Carroll is pure evil! I do not see any redeeming qualities in him.
I am interested in how he got all these followers to do what he says! I am looking forward to learning more about every character!
This looks like a promising show. I don't watch CSI, NCIS, Bones, or the psych ripoff the mentalist. All those shows are procedurals and I have never been a big fan of procedurals. I like the concept and will definitely be tuning in to see the where this show can go from here. I didn't think this show was overly graphic either, it is a show about a serial killer what did you morons expect.
Didn't like it. Watched about half, hopeing it would get better. Too much gore.
Kevin Bacon and this show, characters ROCK!!! This show is very refreshing on network tv.
Wow, reading all these comments always brings down a show. Y'all guys really don't give a chance to anything right?? Like literally, y'all rather be content to watch Honey Boo-Boo than a show with this much potential?! Already y'all know, serial killer means blood and gore. Yet y'all get squeamish when it's on tv. Please, shut y'all hypocritical butts up! Most of y'all see Bones, CSI, NCIS, any horror/action film out there that is guaranteed to have gore and yet y'all say this.
Honestly, this is something I might enjoy as a movie or miniseries but I can't imagine watching this for an entire season much less several. As others have stated, yes, The Mentalist has Red John and Bones has Pelant but those drawn out stories are interesting because they aren't the be all and end all of the show. Watching Bacon's character playing wack-a-mole with the flock this killer has enthralled long-distance is ludicrous. Purefoy's professor isn't even able to appear spell-binding during the flashbacks with his students and his wife sure seems to have had no trouble getting over him to have an affair,so when did he acquire this irresistible magnetism?
Way too much gore without any socially redeeming qualities whatsoever! No wonder our society is the way it is. I guess it's all about ratings, not quality.
I can't remember a more depressing pilot. I tuned in because of Williamson and the cast, only to find decent actors trying their best to cope with 1-2-3-splatter writing. Technically proficient, lacking only style, brains and heart, "The Following" is TV for the easily entertained.
Had a little too much gore I watched it because of Kevin Bacon and will give it another or two watches.I guess it continures for 12 episodes and then what happens they get a new case?
ALL YOU SQUEAMISH LITTLE WUSSBAGS THAT DON'T LIKE THE VIOLENCE JUST SWITCH TO NICKLEODEON AND LEAVE US STRONG AND HARDCORE TYPES ALONE!!
Now that they're all out the door,let me say I VERY much like this show.
Carroll is the type that Hotchner and the BAU have to deal with every so often on CRIMINAL MINDS. In fact,Carroll might have been a good recurring villain for Hotch and his crew.
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I wasn't surprise once, but it was chilling enough. I hope they have multiple arcs a la Person of Interest. POI is still the best thing on Net TV. However this show does have the potential to get there. Great Pilot. Going to go watch it again.
@Matt R , Nice review.
It's not the blood or the gore. This is passable pg 13. Or maybe I'm just aware that TV is not real.
The problem is the retarded as f--k plot.
Poe? FOR REAL?
I don't need to watch this, I have Rome on DVD.
I liked the show...I gave it an A because of how well the introduction of the characters went. I really like Kevin Bacon and I love James Purejoy so for me that is all it will take to get me to watch. As for the violence and gore; it is storytelling it isn't real people; I enjoy watching how the two main characters play off one another and the level of the quality of acting from everyone involved. KUDOS
I actually thought this show was boring. I was so excited to see this, as I love James Purefoy and I wanted to see what kind of show would lure Kevin Bacon to television. I was sorely disappointed.
This show has been seen many times before. I was reminded of Red John of The Mentalist and Jack from The Profiler...master serial killer who manages to find a slew of people to follow him and do their bidding. The difference with this show is that we already know who the puppet master is right off the bat.
Then there is the idea of a flawed hero, pulled back from retirement by the one case that has haunted him (solved or not, Kevin Bacon's character was highly affected by this case.) Isn't this the premise of just about every action/suspense movie out there?
The Edgar Alan Poe references are cliche'd and cheesey. Maybe it's because Edgar Alan Poe along with the retelling and re-retelling of Fairy Tales has been done so much lately, but I find it way too common. Plus who ISN"T f
Loved it!! Wasn't there a similar movie where the retired fbi guy suffered from headaches. Anyone remember this?
Gag me with a spoon and other such cliches. Your review would only get a D, if your were asking us to rate that. So you get off on gore and violence? Not all viewers do.
I was being generous with the B vote. It seems that there is a contest going with the gore and violence. The gore and violence are really ho hum--as in who needs them? Better plots and character development would be much more appreciated! Hardy is the epitome of the cliched detective, with his alcoholism and I noticed that the plot of Bones and its own horrific gore was similar to that of The Following. So, Yay! an evening of sick serial killers. Fun fun fun.
I tuned in for the actors, I'm leaving because of the story. Too much like Bones's Max Pellant. A really smart crazy who can manipulate anything from anywhere. Is it plausible ? Don't care.
Much as I love Kevin Bacon this isn't for me. Too graphic. I don't watch Criminal Minds for the same reason. I'll take a little escape like Cadtle, Mentalist or 50 anyday over this. CNN has all the real horror I need or want thanks.
This is one of the best new show ! Its 5 star out of 5 for me for the pilot. But just like I was worried about about Homeland, I do not know if they could keep this concept for a whole season. If its 12 episode maybe ! Homeland did not disappoint me. Hope they will keep the pace all season long!
I will not watch anything that is extremely violent in content - no matter how good the plot, the actors, the sets, the etc. There are several shows that I will not watch for the same reason.
I DVR'd this because I enjoy Kevin Bacon's acting. But I believe, that after seeing reviews from this site and others that I will delete without watching.
The most gore and violence ever seen on TV?
And we wonder where Newtown, Aurora, and Columbine come from?
If positive messages in the media (showing characters wearing seatbelts, not smoking, having so-called safe sex, not bullying gay characters, etc.) then how can explicit violence not also have an impact on our culture?!
I might like Kevin Bacon as an actor, but I don't want to send the message that this continued spotlight on evil and violence is good for our society at large.
Just my opinion.
azgal - I stopped watching "Criminal Minds" for exactly the same thing... too much joy in "the killings" I love their cast, but could not overlook the...criminality of the minds.
Bones - the bodies are very realistic. Even that took some getting used to. I was helped by watching how they make the cadavers for the show. If you have ever been to a morgue, been present at an autopsy or even present during a surgery there is a process of adaptation... or not...LOL. The perpetrators are not the focal point, the "squints" discoveries are an excellent class of gross anatomy, chemistry, entomology, pathology & Angela's artistic abilities at giving the victim an identity - a face. Different sciences uniting to solve crimes. Not for the lighthearted, but amazingly accurate scientific information.
I respect your opinion... ;)
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