THE FOLLOWING Recap: “Fly Away”

     February 24, 2014

Before this season of The Following began, those involved with its inner workings assured audiences that the show was going to be different.  Not so randomly gory, for one (so, fail), and that there would be more twists (also fail).  …

THE FOLLOWING Recap: “Reflection”

     February 17, 2014

The Following toyed with something interesting in “Reflection,” and then abandoned it.  But for a minute there, the idea that Ryan and Joe might be on opposing trajectories — at least for now — was a good one.  Joe rejects …

THE FOLLOWING Recap: “Family Affair”

     February 10, 2014

The Following is best viewed in a communal setting, because its real value is providing viewers with plenty of snide remarks on the ineptitude of the FBI, and suggestions about if and how characters will be killed off.  It’s nearly …

THE FOLLOWING Recap: “Trust Me”

     February 3, 2014

Unlike last week’s meager offering, this week, The Following actually twisted things up and proved capable of a few surprises.  The Following is often ridiculous, so what saves it has to be its twists and its frights.  “Trust Me” also …

THE FOLLOWING Recap: “For Joe”

     January 27, 2014

This season on The Following, a lack of Joe Carroll has lead to his cult finding new, artistic ways to draw him out; or at least, pay homage to the man who inspired them to kill, kill, kill.  Without Joe …

THE FOLLOWING Recap: “Resurrection”

     January 19, 2014

It seemed like The Following left very little room for a following season last year, when it killed off 98% of its cast, including (seemingly) its main villain.  Yet here we another, another year and another stab (literally) at Ryan …

THE FOLLOWING Episode Recap: “Mad Love”

     February 11, 2013

Weirdly, the least interesting part of The Following is that which was set up initially as the reason the watch: the interplay and stories of Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and Joe Carroll (James Purefoy).  Some of you have mentioned in the comments …

THE FOLLOWING Recap: “Chapter Two”

     January 28, 2013

The Following drew big numbers in the ratings with its premiere last week, and delivered during its initial hour an incredible number of plot points and situations (and gruesome murders) to keep us interested.  While many (myself included) lamented the …

THE FOLLOWING Recap: “Pilot”

     January 21, 2013

Despite the network’s protestations otherwise, there are many things about The Following that feel specifically like network television.  At the same time, it has some genuine twists and jumps and set ups that certainly lend one to believe the show may be …