‘The Following’ – ‘Pilot’

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Senior Television Writer
01.21.13 50 Comments

I posted my review of “The Following” on Friday, and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of middle ground for this one, based on the other reviews I’ve seen; the critics either love it or strongly dislike it. I’m assuming your reaction will be much the same way – and am prepared for a great number of you to disagree with me on this one – but as always with a major new show that’s just premiered, the floor is now yours.

Did you find the show disturbing? Silly? Somewhere in between? Did you find all the Edgar Allen Poe talk profound or pretentious? Did you like James Purefoy as a hunkier Hannibal Lecter? Did Kevin Bacon work for you as the haunted profiler? Did the various twists and scares work on you, or feel clichéd? And will you watch again next week? 

Have at it.

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Alan Sepinwall has been writing about television since the mid-'90s. He's the author of "The Revolution Was Televised," about the rise of TV's new golden age, and co-author of "TV (The Book): Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time."

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