The Following Season 1 Advance Review “Whips and Regret”

Those of you that have followed my coverage of The Following (pun absolutely intended) are aware I’m not a big fan. The show has some interesting aspects which can be quite engaging, and Kevin Bacon provides the amount of gravitas you expect out of someone of his caliber. Unfortunately, the show really comes apart at the seams thanks to dumb decision-making, a below average antagonist (sorry, James), and a desire to wallow in the mind of a serial killer. However, those things are only a part of the show’s worst offense: it’s boring. Watching Ryan Hardy chase the Serial Killer of the Week while Joe Carroll sits in his cozy mansion wasn’t what most viewers signed up for. Most weeks, the show struggles to make it through an entire episode without one genuinely head-slapping incident. READ MORE...


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