The Following

The Following

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2013?
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Publisher: [Burbank, Calif.] : Warner Bros. Entertainment, [2013?]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781624046469
Branch Call Number: DVD FOLLOWING
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (653 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1
Alternative Title: Following (Television program)


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Creepy but so good! Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy star in this riveting series about a cult and its leader! "Follow" it!

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Oct 08, 2017

A bit like Criminal Minds--but the lead character is slightly more interesting than the leads in CM and the supporting characters very much less interesting that the ones in CM. Because the focus in on catching one "super villain," if you don't find him fascinating then the show isn't fascinating--and I found him very dull and derivative. I am not going to watch the other two seasons.

May 30, 2017

If you like thrillers or are a fan of the show Criminal Minds, this is a great series. The third season became a bit ridiculous and drawn out. The first two seasons are much better. It was appropriate to end during the third season.

Dec 09, 2016

Halfway thru Season 1. Ready to give up. At best, The Following is a Love-to-Hate show, but getting tired of it. It reminds me of 24. Most authorities are stupid, most villains are even dumber. Actions and consequences make no sense. We're supposed to emphathize with a select few sanctimonious characters or wide-eyed innocents (who seem to be protected by Zeus).

I agree with most comments here, like:
the plot is as transparent as a book written for a ten year-old
graphic violence laughable, Bacon looks wan and old
brain candy... the show is completely ridiculous
I lost interest it in it about half way the first season
why you shouldn't do a series just because you can. The script is attrocious, using every manipulative trick in the soap formula to keep the series going. Pretentious junk food for the masses that takes itself too seriously to even be considered "so bad it is good".

Dec 01, 2016

I liked this Series. Action packed, and never a dull moment. Shows a Serial Killer can come from any walk of life.

Dec 30, 2015

Maybe my expectations were too high for this series on a recommendations from siblings, but I was thoroughly disappointed by this show. I found the graphic violence laughable, Bacon looks wan and old, and the show overall is dull and boring. Not recommended.

Aug 06, 2015

Yeah, its pretty bad. Bad writing, bad acting (over acting). Yet, I keep watching it. It is definitely brain candy. The whole premise of the show is completely ridiculous. A bunch of serial killers living together in a death cult. The very nature of a psychopath is that they are anti-social. Anyhow, if you just want to pass the time with something to make fun of, you will probably enjoy this.

funnyman83 May 31, 2015

It was good in the beginning. but I lost interest it in it about half way the first season. I dot think I am going to be getting the second season. Not my cup of tea.

Feb 13, 2015

Exciting, yet frustrating-- good performances, yet formulaic-- handsome actors, yet unlikable characters-- clever plot twists, yet predictable-- quick pacing, yet unnecessary flashbacks-- emotional love story, yet over-the-top violence. This first in the series is in a word, uneven. A tight, well-written drama knows when to quit, this one just goes on and on showing how much blood and guts it can show, before you need to fast forward. It's hard to believe this series ran on broadcast network t.v.! I'm only sorry to say I had to keep watching to see how things would turn out. But I did definitely shower afterwards.

Aug 13, 2014

4 stars for the extreme concept of the killer cult, but one star for the repetitive inept FBI/police counter efforts.

7duffy Jun 28, 2014

Not bad. Somewhat predictable, but does have some genuine surprises. Unfortunately, shot like a TV series, at 10 minute intervals, so a lot of transition scenes and pauses that cannot be removed in the editing. If you like the storyline and shows like "24", you might like this series.

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Aug 13, 2014

Joey: Why is my dad such a bad man?
Emma: Maybe, he's not so bad. Maybe we just don't understand him.

Carroll: You know, the human eye is connected by seven muscles. I removed each one individually. You know how hard that is to do?

Ryan: So what's my sequel about, Joe? Everyone outside is anxious to know.
Carroll: Umm. Well, it's going to be a collaboration. We're going to write this together, Ryan. You know, my first book was... clearly too avant garde. Lost in literati pretense. Now my new story... will play to a much wider audience. Even Poe whored himself out eventually.

Ryan: If this book ends with anything other than your death, you'd better plan on a rewrite.


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