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Well she was the one that told Kevin Bacon about her husband before he was a suspect. And, they are not going to let this nice little kid be the spawn of a deranged madman. This is not American Horror Story.
Kevin bacon can't be the father because she was pregnant when she was still with her husband. I loved, loved, loved this show!!
Kevin Bacon is too good an actor to need so much gore... :(
I have followed Bones & were I not connected to the medical field would find it harsh, but it is forensics, anthropology, factual. Emphasis on solving a mystery. Not for the light hearted. No joy in the execution of the crimes.
"The Following" aims at enjoying the GORE - which destroys even it's main character. I stopped half way through, right around the "dog chow" segment....????
They are aiming for gun control...how about violence control? Too much emphasis & enjoyment on the violence. Next time the question of "How have we come to this?" pops up, think again... How many enticements do we need for another Newtown? Is there really a difference? Man's inhumanity to man-do we need to add more fuel to the fire? I respectfully stand firm in my opinion.
Kevin Bacon is too good an actor to need so much gore.... :(
When us PAY cablers have to slum on basic cable ...( Person of Interest ; Elementary ...) it's refereshing when it's not done dimwit. / no attention span required crapola ....The Following made them"watch" list ....
Let me say that at 8:59 pm exactly I changed the channel from The Following to the Channel 9 news simply because I refuse to watch Kevin Bacon or contribute to any positive ratings of the show. Did I mention I can't stand Kevin Bacon?
I will watch this again..as for murder and gore, Criminal Minds and Bones have had some pretty gory scenes too!
I enjoyed it. Will be back for more but I certainly could have done without the dog scene. I wish I had closed my eyes more quickly.
Tense, well acted and we have a villian to really truly hate.
Keep up the good work !
How many episodes until the big surprise that the boys real father is Kevin Bacon's character?
Obviously an homage to Hannibal and Clarrrrice, and certainly worth a few more hours...
Just as an aside, why do people post here telling us that they haven't watched it yet?
Loved it from start to finish! (except for the dog scene when I hit mute and looked away until it went to commercial) It definitely held my attention the entire time. Interesting to see a familiar face from 'Dexter' on it too!
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I liked it and will watch it again.
Thought it would have promise with Bacon and especially Purefoy, but other than the first few gory shocks (a woman stabbing herself in the head and a dead dog snapping its last breath) it was the same old hack cliche tired writing, one dimensional characters (Bacon's character is 2-D - a secret alcoholic - edgy and not at all cliche!) I watched maybe 25 min and lost interest. Life is too short. Nothing on regular TV. Only HBO is worth watching.
Sorry, when they killed dogs, that was it for me. Clearly anything goes for shock value. I can't watch this when I am sure they will be upping the violence quotient weekly.
We have this DVR'd for the weekend, but both actors are worth watching, in almost anything they appear in, so we're looking forward to seeing this play out.
I would happily watch Kevin Bacon do anything. That said, I thought this was brilliant. I've been intensively studying serial killers since Ann Rule gave a talk to our staff at National Library week a few decades back. (She used to know Ted Bundy.) I am somewhat astonished that this level of violence is on network TV; I thought they were too hag-ridden by the family values folks to venture such a thing. My only concern is that there are so many allusions to shows like "Lost" and "24" coming from the reviewers. I never watched "Lost" because I got burned by "Twin Peaks". They made it up as they went along, and had no end game. It was a cheat. I hope this show has an overall arc already planned.
The 'never more' epiphany was incredibly lame. I really wanted to like this but when it became apparent 'the following' was going to drag this premise for 14 episodes, I'm going to be hard pressed to make a commitment to suspend this much disbelief that a serial killer can do all of this from jail, and still has the ability to control events.
Michael it is nothing like the Mentalist.
Ididnt get to see it but is it a lot like the Mentalist
I really enjoyed this - it was disturbing and thrilling and captivating. I'm a lit nerd so I enjoyed the Poe references. I thought both Bacon and Purefoy were quite compelling - especially when their past and presents are contrasted. Purefoy as the lit professor seemed like a completely different person than the jailed serial killer, and Bacon was the epitome of broken mortal.
My only concern is that the "twists" in the plot will become too much - I'm afraid that there will be a pacing issue by mid-season. But I will continue to tune in.
Question: now that Kevin Bacon is on TV, do we reduce his degrees of separation to 5? :-)
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