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A thriller revolving around a deranged serial killer who creates his own cult of murderers via the wonders of technology, and the retired FBI profiler (Kevin Bacon) who is hunting him down.
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Mar 3, 2015 10:34AM EST
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Yes, it has Kevin Bacon. Yes, it has a cool concept. But this much hyped show falls under the weight of audience expectations when they're expecting us to believe that Joe, the guy who has so many oddball connections everywhere, automatically becomes an idiot when his ex-wife becomes involved. The Following tries to introduce characters, but they get killed off too soon for us to care at all about them. Watch Hannibal instead.

Yes, it has Kevin Bacon. Yes, it has a cool concept. But this much hyped show falls under the weight of audience expectations when they're expecting us to believe that Joe, the guy who has so many oddball connections everywhere, automatically becomes an idiot when his ex-wife becomes involved. The Following tries to introduce characters, but they get killed off too soon for us to care at all about them. Watch Hannibal instead.

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by cdsdiver124
Jul 21, 2014 3:10PM EDT
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Great, criminal-minds-esque thriller

Great, criminal-minds-esque thriller

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Jul 3, 2017 5:03PM EDT
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I watched the first season, but it is a dark plot and I dropped it because I just don't need that much negativity in my TV watching life. Its an excellent show, and I'm sure a modern cult could behave this way.

I watched the first season, but it is a dark plot and I dropped it because I just don't need that much negativity in my TV watching life. Its an excellent show, and I'm sure a modern cult could behave this way.

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by videojunkie
Jun 28, 2017 3:00AM EDT
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Bacon is a hard working blue collar actor who has done everything from twinkle toes, to monster, to G-man and has always brought it in solid. He is also the ONLY actor conscientious enough to handle an empty paper coffee cup like it's full BTW (one of my pet peeves, if you start watching for it you'll soon make it one of yours). He does a yeoman's job here as well but unfortunately the plot line just got played out underneath him.

Bacon is a hard working blue collar actor who has done everything from twinkle toes, to monster, to G-man and has always brought it in solid. He is also the ONLY actor conscientious enough to handle an empty paper coffee cup like it's full BTW (one of my pet peeves, if you start watching for it you'll soon make it one of yours). He does a yeoman's job here as well but unfortunately the plot line just got played out underneath him.

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Jan 26, 2017 3:42AM EST
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Really enjoyed this. Just a pity they cancelled it - would have been interested to see what happened next.

Really enjoyed this. Just a pity they cancelled it - would have been interested to see what happened next.

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Mar 23, 2016 12:47AM EDT
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This show was really great in the first season but the next were a little less. Overall, not a bad series.

This show was really great in the first season but the next were a little less. Overall, not a bad series.

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Nov 3, 2015 8:58PM EST
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This show was good, but it was the same issue in all three seasons.

This show was good, but it was the same issue in all three seasons.

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by Esbby
Nov 3, 2015 12:17PM EST
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Man vs Man, a tortured FBI agent vs a charming serial killer cult leader, does it have to get more complicated?, yes, yes it does.

Man vs Man, a tortured FBI agent vs a charming serial killer cult leader, does it have to get more complicated?, yes, yes it does.

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Oct 22, 2015 11:29PM EDT
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Good while it lasted, last season just got like every other cop series. Still Kevin Bacon ♥

Good while it lasted, last season just got like every other cop series. Still Kevin Bacon ♥

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Oct 7, 2015 4:16PM EDT
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The Following will keep you following (ha-ha-ha) and anxious for the next episode. The main characters interact in such a real way but you also connect with the bad guy on a creepily deep level. The series of kills and back story keeps getting deeper and in the later seasons a new group moves in all because they too connected with the bad guy.

The Following will keep you following (ha-ha-ha) and anxious for the next episode. The main characters interact in such a real way but you also connect with the bad guy on a creepily deep level. The series of kills and back story keeps getting deeper and in the later seasons a new group moves in all because they too connected with the bad guy.