Tuesday, January 22, 2013

'The Following' Pilot Review

Last night I saw the series premiere of the FOX show 'The Following'. I am definitely going to be watching this show every Monday. I won't give away anything because I really want you to enjoy the show but every bit of the first episode was intense. To forewarn though, I will say it does have a lot of violence and gory scenes but if that is something you can get past then definitely watch this show.

To sum up what the show is about; it stars Kevin Bacon as a retired FBI agent who is brought back to help on the manhunt to capture an escaped serial killer. The serial killer, played by James Purefoy, has the creepiness of Hannibal Lecter from 'The Silence of the Lambs' and this cult like control over people like Charles Manson. After the killer escapes from prison its not only him they worry about, they worry about him having this creepy control over people and having them carry out his demented and eerie murders.

My first concern when I first heard of the show is that it seemed like a type of scenario that would be best made into a movie but after watching the first episode I'm highly curious and excited to see how the season will play out. One thing about the show I feel they did a good job doing is giving the viewer the idea that this could actually happen. The idea that a person can have this control over someone and the person they control could be an everyday, average looking person but in reality at the whim of a cult leader can kill. If you missed the pilot episode, click here to watch it online at fox.com

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