The Following Season 1

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  1. schan1269

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    I'll rephrase and add to it... I don't think she's "inside". I think she was a student(in hindsight I should have said, "of his work"...didn't mean doe eyed college girl) and has her own...outside the realm of her job...agenda. As in be "the next Hardy".
     
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    That'd be my guess. I still expect a mole somewhere along the way but if it was her, I think the reveal would have been less ambiguous and it would have been a betrayal at an important point in the investigation.
     
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    I guess infrared heat scanners are too costly for the FBI? It would suss out a lot of "surprise" guests in these people's homes. I kept wonder why they don't take these people (Sarah, and the wife) to safehouses. It's just weird to me.
     
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    And I'm still trying to figure out how the bloated cop made it from the basement to the attic in the wife's house.
     
  5. Cameron Yee

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    I couldn't help thinking of the T2 mental hospital scene in that moment he jumps the cop, even though it unfolds in the reverse (ceiling instead of the floor).
    So maybe bloated cop was also a shape shifting Terminator?
     
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    Yeah and apparently his people can shape shift from the wall as well, as that masked dude did next to the shelf of other masks.
     
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    The USA Today TV critic called it this morning, and I tend to agree with him. These crack FBI agents are really coming off as inept. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the thrill of someone we trust turning out to be a maniac is already getting old only a few episodes into the season. They cannot keep resorting to this tactic for their surprises and keep me as an audience member.
     
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    its Three and Out for me. There is just too much stupidity and sickness for me. I mean, yeah, they didn't know she was a bad guy, but having just ONE person 'protecting' her? And no one watching the backyard? Plus, it seems likes its glorifying the sickness. Not my cup of tea. And what kind of end-game can the show have? Either we go through years and years of the good guys failing, or they succeed, and the show ends. No longer gonna waste my time. David
     
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    I think this is one of the better network shows. Dexter, move over.
     
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    Yeah, it's pretty bad. And maybe they didn't know she was a bad guy, but I'd be willing to bet 99% of the audience did. It's all just very poorly done, but I guess it's to be expected from a network show. Probably it's only redeeming quality is James Purefoy plays a killer sociopath (pun intended).
     
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    I called this show DOA before it even started for numerous reasons. So far I am batting 1000 on TV shows the past several years. Called "Last Resort" early on too. While it's too early to know, looks like I may still be keeping my track record.
     
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    It is. Looking at Wikipedia, it's pulling in 9 to 10 million viewers each week which probably puts it in the Top 25 or 30 shows on TV. Fox will never cancel a show pulling in those numbers. That being said, Alcatraz started out strong last year too so a good start isn't a guarantee. As of now though, The Following seems to be holding on to viewers unlike Alcatraz.
     
  14. Cameron Yee

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    I'm not sure if I'm really enjoying the show either, and can understand the distaste for the gruesome where there's really no redeeming elements so far. Normally I don't shy away from this kind of material, but it seems like it's just sort of venturing into the darkness without giving it any kind of dimensionality. The whole Poe thing also isn't working for me. It's too obvious a source of inspiration for the genius Purefoy's character is supposed to be. It's actually proving Sherlock's point on "Elementary" that serial killers are just a bunch of mouth breathers and onanists. There was a pretty dumb plot point with the whole credit card statement. What credit card statement (actually bank statement based on the closeup) shows an itemized list of what was purchased? There was actually "Nerf football" on the statement, with no merchant info.
     
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    I think tonight will be the make-or-break episode for me in terms of sticking with it or dropping it from my line-up. That will be four episodes (not quite 1/3 of its season) and enough for me to see if I want to stick around to see where they go with it.
     
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    So what was the verdict? My DVR had a conflict on Monday, so it won't record the episode until the repeat on Friday night.
     
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    This show is just a series of silly events leading to more silly events. It's just one thing after another. The whole plot is just a continuous string of dumb decisions. I can forgive the odd plot hole, but it just seems like every plot point is so contrived - from big things like the woman getting away last week, to little things like the asian girl letting the door slam during her escape. I'm also tired of the "horror movie" suspense and people putting themselves in stupid situations. The entire scene at the restaurant was ridiculous with the FBI agent just sitting around outside doing nothing in order to extend the "drama" inside. I was sceptical going into this, but thought maybe it would surprise. I'll give it one more, only because I'm not watching much off the PVR at the moment.
     
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    I think I'm done with it. My DVR failed to record it, too, Monday night, so I watched it On Demand last night, and there was so much that was ridiculous about both the Asian woman kidnapping story and the threat against his sister. I'll admit there have been one or more jump moments in each episode, but that's not enough to keep me around. Someone somewhere needs to be showing some intelligence and a sense of rational thought about what to do. I also got really tired of the piled-on flashbacks crammed into the last quarter hour. Overkill to stretch out the "surprise" revelations, and when they were revealed, I didn't care.
     
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    I'm still enjoying it despite the minor weak points.
     
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    This show is really frustrating to watch because of the ridiculous decisions a lot of the characters make in an attempt to advance the plot. One prime example this week was the girl running off...and the best place she can think of to go is inside of a barn on the property? That was worse than some of the decisions the characters make in those really low budget horror movies.
     

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