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I watch bits and pieces now since each episode is not as good as the previous going all the way back to the outstanding pilot and 2nd episode. Sorry, but the writing makes the FBI look as inept as the people who work at the DMV. Case in point killing off Agent Reilly who was sent to protect someone who at the very least was a material witness who was a possible target and not providing him with any backup. Heck, they should have known from the prison videos that his killer had visited Joe Carrol in the joint. At this point you would think that the FBI's special agents and IT people would know most if not all of the followers based on such things as prison visits and tracking down who Carrol contacted when he was using the local law library computer to recruit followers.
For all of the show's fans, don't worry about us who aren't fans any longer. At first, I thought it would be a great series, especially having Kevin Bacon and Natalie Zea as main characters. But, the series writing is weak and it needs to change or the show will not see a second season. And that is a shame because it does have great potential.
I really wanted the show to be better but IMHO, it is mediocre and therefore, I no longer watch it. No worries fans, I won't be making any more comments about "The Following", especially when it is a victim of "The Cancelling".
Glad that Mike survived. I'm getting to like that kid. Joe killing Charlie was very well done and I was hoping someone could name the beautiful music being played over the scene. It sounded very familiar.
I got the idea that Joe felt that the whole thing had gotten a little too large for him, grown perhaps past his original plans. Roderick may end up being a handful and wouldn't that be delightful.
I agree with some posters - if the series gets under your skin, shut it off and pick up a book!
On some (most) sites, I see rudeness abound because their opinions are challenged. So far, that has not happened here and that makes it a good place to come to speak your mind.
Have a nice week all.
Why is everyone hatin' on the show??! I think its great writing and is totally different from anything I have seen on TV as of late. Yes, the scene where Debra was shooting at the truck was totally unrealistic. I even shouted at the TV stating shoot out the tires! Also, very unrealistic that she didnt bust out a window or anything! The rest of the epi was awesome..I knew Mike wasnt going to die (he is one of the top billers so I knew he would at least last a season!)...and am glad it was confirmed he is not a follower. I have my suspicions about Nate tho...
Roderick...what is up with him? Why was he so upset after Joe killed Charlie?? I agree w/Mrs. Alex that Charlie offered himself up. Joe even asked if he was sure before he even went through w/the killing. Anyway, awesome show! :)
Joe and Roderick are both psycho. They enjoying killing so much it almost bring them to an orgasm. That is why after killing, they feel so high then the next logical thing is to make love. Kind of like people have drugs and then sex.
The show is not the worse on TV. It does have a great cast. It is obviously inferior to Walking Dead, Dexter, Homeland and even the new "The Americans". I actually blame Kevin Williamson, the brains behind the show. He made good SCREAM movies which is more style than substance. I guess a really good TV show with a good plot that is more than 2 hours could prove difficult for him.
I think this show is one of the best out there.Yes it is very unrealistic but if you don't like it then don't watch it.I tune in for the completely unbelievable "show" that it is.Its fantastic and the acting is getting much better.An there is nothing wrong with appreciating the new attractive additions to the cast or the chemistry between actors.I find emma and joe quite good together in terms of entertainment.Its going to blow when all three guys find out they have been sharing her.An as for claire...ehh could do with or without her,same with nate.I too watch for James Purefoy although im loving the new characters such as roderick and louise.Im in til the end for sure!
The scene with Charlie dying. Made me giggle it was so ridiculous. The sweeping melodramatic music. Metaphor scmetaphor. Homoeroticism smacking everyone in the face. It was just plain looney. Subtle as a brick. I actually felt embarassed for the actors.
When horror unexpectedly morphs into farce something is seriously messed up.
I don't know what alot of you people on here are watching, but this show is great, top 5 for sure.
You can't please all the people most of the time, so if you don't like it, don't watch it, pretty simple.
Now for the show, Emma is starting to bug me, but only because she is so good at playing her role, LOL.
Nate has to be a follower for sure.
Can't stand Roderick, and having him as the sheriff is really going to get my blood boiling, LOL
The lawyer had it coming.
Can everyone just stop bitching about how horrible this show has become? If you think you can do better, why don't you give it a try? Go ahead, write a script, send it in. See what it gets you.
Last observation and comment on "The Following". Natalie Zea is the only reason to watch the show. Too bad they wrote her off "Justified", she is the only "Justifiable" reason to watch "The Following". Sorry, just couldn't help myself. It was "Justified".
I stopped watching the show a couple of weeks ago because it is really so darn stupid at times. I have to agree with wizarddrummer on all points. This is one series that should change directions or be cancelled. Maybe Kevin Bacon can go home and let his wife go back to work.
Really, really, really lame series at this point.
Oops I almost voted twice. I like shows or movies in which the villain is smarter and more interesting than the hero. Kevin Bacon is a fine actor but Ryan is not very smart and not interesting. Impossible to believe that Joe who spent time in jail and whose face has been all over the media can't be found. I wonder how he recruits so many followers. The scene with his son was the last straw. I will not waste my time on another episode.
I'm sorry... could not disagree more. To me this was the first one worthy of television since Mad Love... It's just gotten so stupid lately.
I thought Debra was a follower, my husband thought Mike was. I have to admit there I thought a couple times. I am glad that it turned out he was not involved. However now I bet that Nate is a follower, sending Mike home right when Roderick and crew were waiting for him and telling Ryan to stay put. I am glad Ryan did not listen.
I am not 100% sure Joe wanted to kill Charlie, it was Charlie that said he failed him 2 times and this was the way to redeem himself. If Charlie had not given him a knife I do not think Joe would have killed him.
Sorry but I think Joe and Emma together is a little creepy.
There must be a lot of people who think The Following is a realityshow. It's fiction! If you don't like the show, stop watching. I like this show so I'll watch.
We have a FBI "Consultant" who wasn't allowed to carry a gun until his boss (who has been replaced)gavehim one and I still don't believe he is authoruzed to carry it. His reputation is that he is cruel to prisoners, headstrong and hate taking orders and his life has been spared a number of times to keep the game going. Does this story ever get any better?
Louise unfolding the plastic sheet to protect the Persian Rug... That's so hilarious and random!
I kept swearing through the show, "I'll stop watching if they off Mike!!!" Thank God they didn't.
Love the blossoming bromance-brotherhood between Ryan and Mike. At least now Ryan can trust Mike with his life.
This show could be great!
Keep the cast, lose the current producers and writers and perhaps it could improve.
Can it get any worse?
Are the production staff, writers and directors all taking the same LSD?
Listen up folks. Tires, radiators, windows, headlights, taillights and gas tanks will break when bullets hit them.
Now, we have Nick! He's what every show like this needs; the clueless control freak / authority figure at the top. I was expecting this sooner than it did.
But the crowing ridiculous part of the show so far is Charlie, the Sacrificial Lamb ROFL!
Joe Carroll's character doesn't have unlimited resources, yet he just killed his chief TECHNOLOGY GURU!
All right, Charlie failed twice in the field - so don't let him go out there. Leave him in his little tech room. He knew about tech, he set up some crafty intelligence gathering rooms.
Silly S**T that's for sure.
The reason I watch the show, Natalie Zea, is in protective custody.
Of course Ryan has a lot of hunches. He spent a good chunk of his life tracking Joe down and getting inside his head. He has a pacemaker because of it! With Emma and Joe hooking up, I see it as a power move on Emma's part.
@Watchestoomuch A group of serial killers all gathering together and getting along is far fetched? Who said this group got along at all? I think they tolerate each other simply because of Joe. As much 'organization' as this group has, it is certainly not without it's moments of hate, fear, lust, jealousy. Reminds me kinda like the Manson 'family'. You felt like you 'belonged' and 'mattered' when in this family which was wrought with plenty of the above problems. When it came time to kill, they did.
How can anyone give 4 Stars to this show?
It's the most poorly written, poorly executed show I've seen on television in the last 10 years. I'm in it (unabashedly) for the Natalie Zea eye candy.
"We know you about about FBI witness protection ..." First of all the FBI does NOT do WITSEC! The Witness Protection Program is operated by the United States Marshals Service; our tortured Agent Weston would NOT know or COULD NOT know any details.
Then, there's the shoot out at the OK corral or Ship Yard. You would think that trained FBI agents could hit the broad side of a barn or at least WOUND someone's leg or arm or shoulder or SOMETHING with all of the shots fired.
Then Agent Parker fires a bunch of rounds at two followers running towards their car. No injuries? Have you EVER seen bullets hitting windshields in real life? They don't sparkle like SFX squibs, nor do they bounce OFF! THE WIDOWS SHATTER trowing glass everywhere.
This show is so F&&&ING Predictable it is D
@dp - The Following did get picked up for a second season.
@WatchesTooMuch - Really like your points about the show. I also tuned in thinking the series would be more crime drama, but am realizing like you said that it's becoming more or less a take on horror.
@Jarrod Mitchell and @mindi - Really interesting seeing two varying opinions on Emma and Joe. Although I'm more in the camp with Jarrod about seeing a father daughter relationship than hot hot hot. I'm curious how that will all play out. And yes mindi, Ryan does seem to have a lot of very correct hunches doesn't he?
This is a bad BAD show. Believe me, Ill sit through and have sat through alot of crap: V, Flash Forward I can go on and on and I had alot of hope for this show but last night was the worst. From the cheesiness, to the "trying too hard" to the FBI has to be inept at every turn Im done hope it doesnt get picked up for a second season its pure garbage
I too was worried about Mike. On the other hand it was a relief to realize he wasn't Roderick - as I had suspected he was. That whole scene with Charlie and Joe was fascinating: at first, when he learned that Joe was "disappointed" with him, I thought he was offering his life to him as penance. Clearly, he wasn't. He offered himself as a "gift", knowing full-well (presumably) that Joe obviously gets off on killing people. Weird weird weird. Great writing though.
I was a bit surprised that the censors passed Joe getting an orgasm on screen from knifing Charlie in the gut. I can't say as I have seen such a thing before, not having cable.
Indeed, this is a horror show.
I was also worried that Mike wasn't going to live through the beating he took.
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