Former FBI agent Ryan Hardy is brought on board as a consultant when the serial killer he arrested many years before, Joe Carroll, escapes from prison killing several guards in the process. Although ...
The FBI estimates there are currently over 300 active serial killers in the United States. What would happen if these killers had a way of communicating and connecting with each other? What if they were able to work together and form alliances across the country? What if one brilliant psychotic serial killer was able to bring them all together and activate a following? Written by
In a recent interview, Kevin Williamson revealed that one of the first ideas for this show was in his draft for Scream 3 (2000), the one movie of the franchise that he ended up not writing. The idea was that Sidney Prescott would arrive to a house to find a group of murdered people, implying that she was too late to save them. The twist would have been that at one moment, they would all start getting up, alive, and it would be revealed that they were all part of a cult following, "Ghostface." See more »
When The Following kicked off it had the most gripping start that i've
seen in a TV show in years. The cast, the setting, the plot...
everything looked very promising. The references of Manson family, Waco
siege, as well as serial killers would satisfy even the connoisseurs,
with Ted Bundy even being quoted. Unfortunately, this didn't last long
and the plot turned out to be the main problem.
As the first season unravels, the villains manage to outwit the FBI and
the police on countless occasions. They are well equipped, have former
military personnel among them and are functioning as a crossbreed of
terror cell and cult.
And at a certain point this becomes irritating, because there is no
excuse for the main characters to repeatedly fail miserably in the same
fashion. Even the average viewer of TV shows would know some basic
rules of police work: Secure the perimeter; Do not engage the fugitives
when outnumbered and wait for support; Do not send the people to
investigate the vaults without backup, especially when there's a
possibility to encounter armed resistance etc.
We could argue whether the villains are depicted as almighty and the
police and FBI as too stupid, yet The Following is not the show i'd
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