'The Following' has a grrrreat start
Ultimately, my dislike for "The Following" has less to do with its gore factor than with its essential laziness, silliness and pretentiousness. Certain aspects of the plot don't make much sense, but that's really the tip of the iceberg.
Because it is the first new series to premiere containing substantial gore since the killings in Newtown, CT, The Following has taken an unfair amount of criticism for depictions of violence on television.
Why would anyone want to follow The Following? The serial killer thriller (yes, just what TV needs: more visits to Ripper Street, more sadistic Criminal Minds) wears its repulsiveness on its sleeve the way The Ice Pick Lady wore lines of Edgar Allan
The Fox drama, which filmed scenes in Westchester County in 2012, debuted to stellar ratings. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The Following” drew 10.4 million viewers Monday night, tying the CBS series “Elementary” for the second-highest-rated
Is everyone exercising their discretion, that is, deciding if you're interested in watching fake gory murders for entertainment purposes? Good. Let's get to the gory murderin'. We start at Virginia Central Penitentiary, where a guard scans his card and