The Following (2013)

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Air Date:  Monday, January 21, 2013  
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Television
Rating: The Following is not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America


Synopsis

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When notorious serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) escapes from death row and embarks on a new killing spree, the FBI calls former agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), who captured Carroll nine years earlier, after Carroll murdered 14 female students on a college campus where he taught literature. Knowing Carroll better than anyone and close with Carroll’s ex-wife, Hardy works closely with an FBI team and soon discovers that Carroll was not only communicating with a network of killers in the outside world, but has much more planned than just a prison escape – and there’s no telling how many additional killers are out there. As Hardy and the FBI team are challenged by the ever-growing web of murder around them, masterminded by the diabolical Carroll, Hardy will not only get a second chance to capture Carroll, but another shot at redemption, as he faces not one but an entire cult of serial killers.

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nrose101
 I can't believe they ended the show like that!
5/21/2015 11:59 PM EDT

nrose101
 Binge watching season 2 for @FlickDirect review
10/12/2014 10:49 PM EDT

paul
 Just caught up with season 2 finale all I want to know is when season 3 starts!!!!!!
5/2/2014 12:49 PM EDT

nrose101
 Watching dvr season 2 episode 1 while helping Vic make a special rice and shrimp dinner.
1/20/2014 7:36 PM EDT

nrose101
 Rewatching season 1.
1/16/2014 9:10 PM EDT

nrose101
 Do the show writers even know where this is going? It is all over the place.
4/8/2013 9:40 PM EDT

paul
 Catch up
4/7/2013 2:13 AM EDT

cinemabuff
 Doing an on demand marathon at home. Does anyone else feel that Dr. Lecter is being channelled HEAVILY?!
3/31/2013 3:04 PM EDT

nrose101
 So many shows to catch up on so little time :(
3/30/2013 8:24 PM EDT

paul
 Time to catch up on this weeks episode
3/29/2013 3:20 AM EDT

paul
 This is becoming unmissable
3/21/2013 3:21 PM EDT

nrose101
 Standard Monday night bedtime show.
3/18/2013 9:07 PM EDT

nrose101
 Time to see what this week's latest twist is.
3/11/2013 9:19 PM EDT

nrose101
 Hopefully tonight's soundtrack will be better than last weeks.
2/11/2013 9:02 PM EDT

paul
 Catching up from the other night
2/8/2013 8:52 AM EDT
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The Following: Season 2 Blu-ray Review


The Following series debuted on Fox on January 21, 2013 by creator Kevin Williamson (Scream, Vampire Diaries) centering around an ex-FBI Agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon; Footloose, A Few Good Men) trying to catch a serial killer Joel Carol (James Purefoy; Resident Evil, Solomon Kane) and his cult of followers.  From the first episode on viewers knew that this show would be like nothing they had ever seen. After a successful first season, which could have ended outright, the producers of the show green lit a second (and now third).

The second season follows a new cult led by Lily Gray (Connie Nielsen; 3 Days to Kill, Gladiator), a one time fan of Joe Carol and her sons Mark and Luke (Sam Underwood; Dexter, Homeland). Where as, once again, Ryan Hardy is called upon to help stop the cult and find the presumed dead Joe Carol. His partner from season one is back, Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore; X-Men, Smallville), who now has some demons of his own, as well as Ryan Hardy's niece Max Hardy (Jessica Stroup; Ted, 90210) who secretly aids him in his quest for justice.

Gone are all the Edgar Allen Poe references that were so heavily used in season 1 and are replaced with our societies fascination with killer's getting fandom, as well as, mystery surrounding the "cult" communities that are around the country.

It is nice to see some of the original cast members returning to the series as well as the introduction of the new ones. Sam Underwood is simply amazing portraying two entirely different twins and his performance should be one that is studied and looked at by aspiring actors/actresses. The addition of Jessica Stroup's character in the series was also a very good move as this lets Hardy have someone other than Mike to bounce ideas off of and depended on.

The Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy package is an amazing package. As with other Warner Bros. releases this year the disc segways are perfect never letting you leave the end of a show before the next show starts, and promotes binge watching. The AVS encoding presented in 1080p is a mixed package -- either the negative of this show was not a pristine as others this year, or someone fell asleep at the wheel and let a lot of grain slip into the picture. The audio presented in DTS-MA Lossless 5.1 audio lets you hear all the subtle sounds that you might have missed during it's television run. 

Most of the extra's on the discs are what seems to be Warner Bros standard television show fair this year:
  • Following Marcos Siega (Featurette)
  • The Religion of Joe Carroll (Featurette)
  • The Joe Mask (Featurette)
  • Bonded by a Common Foe (Featurette)
  • Inside The Following (15 mini-Featurettes)
  • Severed Scenes
  • Season 2 Alternate Ending
  • Comic-Con Panel 2013
 
However, the one feature that does stand out is the Season 2 alternate ending. As the story goes both endings were shot at the same time, and the actors did not know what one would be used. However, after you view them both you see how much Season 3 depends on the ending they decided to air.

The Following season 2 is a much more cohesive story and shows different sides that you might not have know existed for Hardy and Carol. The serial killers this time are far less generic and stand on their own instead of being blindless followers. The way things are left one can only hope that Season 3 will continue on this path of upwardness.

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Cast Interviews, Comic Con 2014
Cast Interviews, Comic Con 2014
The Following returns for season three in 2015. FlickDirect's Sean Ferguson spoke to the cast (Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore, Jessica Stroup, Sam Underwood) about what we can expect to see and so muc...
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