Came out smoke'n but is just starting to bother me. I think this would actually be better as a read. What's really kind of creeping me out is how the writers are showing these very disturbed individuals in this almost peaceful communal mentality. The killing of people has been romanticized into some kind of existential act. They are putting such an appealing spin on it that there are going to be disenfranchised individuals out there who will actually think it might be something to emulate. Well written and acted? Without question. Worth watching? Not so much.
I actually enjoy this show. Yes there are some cringe worthy moments of FBI ineptness, but overall I am finding the show fun to watch and interesting and I believe that is due to the main characters being developed more.
I am so tired of reality tv or whatever passes for reality, some escapist thriller tv is just what I'm looking for. Its not my favorite show out there right now(TWD by far), but it is definitely bringing me back week after week and I have no problem checking my belief at the door (hello Walking Dead fan here) or at the "on" button.
Last night was it for me. I'm not watching one more episode of this sicko show. Local news is already doing segments on how such a disturbing show can affect disturbed people who watch it (meaning WACKOS looking for something "new" to do). The bad guys are the winners every week here, there is no balance to satisfy normal people.
The good guys never win. How do the writers not at least let the good guys get the edge once in awhile. This series is too depressing, and I don't like when a child is being used in wicked plots. I will not be watching anymore of this. I do no enjoy pysco , brainwashing people.
This show is really starting to turn me off. I mean really are they trying to make us believe the FBI is that inept. I know two FBI employees and I will tell you this would never happen. There is nothing but one unbelieveable thing after another happening in this show. The network of pyscopathiic people they supposedly networked is ridiculous. No one searches the prisoners so they can ingest cyanide. If this episode doesn't give me something to cheer for I am done with this absolute insult of the viewing publics intelligence. This has gotten so bad I am not going to rate it. Okay a 1. I know this is tv but if you have an ensemble of actors as good as this at least make it somewhat beliveable. I can take the violence the gore but bad writing is just to much and a waste of talent. This show will fail because of the way they are portraying law enforcement.
Don't listen to the stupid people... The Following is one of the best things on TV right now.
While one might question its probability you have to remember: it's f*cking television you muppets, it's not supposed to be Reality TV, if you wanna watch that, then go and j*rk off to some Real Housewives or similar sh*t.
Anyhow, the story is awesome, gripping, and sometimes makes you wanna throw a punch at someone because you're so agitated about all the stuff that's happening here.
I guess a show like this is a little bit like a great sports team you can either love or hate as there's no room for anything inbetween.
Additionally it never gets old to look at Natalie Zea and Annie Parisse, but eye candyness really is just a side note here as The Following is all about its story, its idea.
I really hope they can make a run for it, because this show is destined for glory.
The show started as a exciting series, however as mentioned by another reviewer it is getting stupider and more frustrating after every episode. Today was the final draw for me. How stupid is it for two FBI agents to follow a lead and find an abandoned car that was involved in kidnapping another FBI agent, the instead of calling backup decide to deal with several armed and dangerous cult members on there own. WOW I thought I was watching Batman for a second. It is hard to believe this is the FBI procedure in reality, if so then FBI has gone stupid too.
This is a phenomenal show, the writers have done a phenomenal job in keeping the audience in a suspense- filled thriller. It is violent and at some points gruesome however the substance in the show is second to none. Every character is very well developed and the best part is, you don't know whose on whose side. Some times it's obvious, others... not so much. Keep watching! This show is solid.
This show is just wrong in every sense of the word. I was hopeful since I really like Kevin Bacon. But the violence they portray - especially in tonight's episode (3/11) is just SICK. With the master villain showing a "disciple" how to kill a woman, and then that same master villain killing one of his own disciples slowly as he hugs just more graphically horrific than any of the "shoot em up" shows. It has no social redeeming value whatsoever and the cast and writers should be ashamed of putting such trash on tv.
This show has just gotten so totally stupid and unbelievable. It is ridiculous that the FBI never wins squat. It is impossible for such a large group of psychopaths to never make a mistake. There would be way too many selfish competing agendas with such a large group that they would be killing each other by now and their ridiculous little "cult" would have collapsed. Fallen victim to mistakes that the FBI would have picked up on by now. DO NOT WATSE YOUR TIME! There are many better shows out there to waste your time with.
The writers for this show are morons. I've watched a few shows and they keep getting stupider as the show goes along. Ratings are going to kill this show off ... unless they get better writers and a way better storyline
I made it to episode 6 when the lady cop shoots her partner after they find emma and joey, at which point I shut it off. I guessed where this show was going from the first episode, but held on in the hopes that it would actually be any good because it did have potential. This is just too ridiculous for me, though.
I agree with some of the reviews that it is really frustrating to see the good guys kept on losing, when I watched this show, I literally felt myself rolling my eyes half the time. C'mon give the good guys at least a couple of breaks. The followers just popped out from everywhere, it's like Joe literally planned every single attacks and how to retaliate it.. so bloody frustrating. I might give up on this show if the next couple of episodes still continue on its 'losing streak'. Such a waste too, as the acting was just amazing.
I don't need to have a plot be 100% believable, but I do need to see the side of good make some progress ONCE in a while. It just got too frustrating. Every week scores more "followers" (most of which Joe doesn't even seem to know!) keep popping up and the FBI doesn't gain an inch. I/m surprised viewers would watch this week after week, with the bad guys always winning.
I understand art. Evil is never. This show just celebrate it. Other people may like it, suspense and all, all series that does not make audience feel good will likely abandon the show, sad though Kevin Bacon is superb.
I like Kevin Bacon. I like the camera work. And the acting is great also. I just can't grasp the idea that there would be so many idiots out there to blindly do the unthinking for some hated criminal and that he could have this hold on individuals to all of a sudden become sadistic mean come on really?
I love his wife on the closer, then the daughter did some special episodes and now, we have Kevin back. Way cool. This show is great, but I am concerned with just how far this series can go with it's current road map. We are going to have to find the bad guy, save the family in a hurry, don't the writers realize that at any given moment in the United States there are something like 800 serial killers running around killing people?! We can't let the specialist focus on only one crazy nut bag group, we have to find other whack jobs and put them in jail so that ultimately, they break out and all of our lives have to be saved by Kevin Bacon. Right? Love the show, but we need more criminals to catch and different ways to show his brilliance as well! thanks for the show though for bring Kevin back. Want to see his wife at work too!
I love this show!!! It is well written and the actors are awesome!!! I hate reality tv and this is a great way to be entertained by some great writing and acting!!! Hope it stays on the air!!! It is my favorite show to watch....
Here's the Deal... Agent Mike Weston works for Joe. Joey is actually Ryan's son, not Joe's son and when was the last time you saw someone(Ryan) have so many close encounter with death and survive and he appears to be looking younger in the latest episode!
I understand that they want to humanize Ryan's character, I mean in the real world, serial killers and murderers aren't caught in a day. But this is TV and there needs to be a balance of loss and success. So far there has been no success and they present the FBI as idiots. The only way this show can be saved is if things start to turn around and Ryan gets ahead of the game and starts frustrating Joe's plans. I don't root for bad guys, so please let me walk away from this show feeling some kind of good. I think the writers are questioning our intelligence as viewers, just too many things happening that destroy all common sense.
Easily the most depraved, incompetent, and disgusting show in the history of television. Evil always triumphs, and the producers think they'll keep an audience on the hook indefinitely as viewers vainly hope that sometime, somewhere the Good Guys will have their day.
Sorry, people -- not happening. The writers must be laughing up their sleeves as they manipulate the yokels into staying tuned, and then crush them week after week. And the plotting crosses the border into Hilarious every few minutes, but poor Kevin Bacon just keeps huffing and puffing along (he's got a pacemaker, doncha know). Sometime before the season finale, he's got to turn to the camera and say "c'mon, really?! Seriously? Another ridiculous twist? Another traitor comes out of the woodwork? Kyra, why didn't you tell me not to take this gig?!?"
Soooo disappointed with how Joe killed his lawyer... With his INJURED hand. She's on the driver side yet can't get out? She's not bound yet can't fight against a gauzed stump choking her? I love this show, and I don't know if it was editing, but that scene was awful.
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