TV Review: “The Following”

  • OVERALL: I really don’t like this show. The only saving grace is Kevin Bacon. I watch this show because my Hubby loves it and if he loves watching it, then I will happily watch it with him. (Note that I usually knit/work on the computer to block out the idiocy coming out of the TV set, see below.)
  • POINTS: I was going to complain about how all of the heroes are stupid. I mean STUPID! Dumber than a box of rocks and that’s an insult to rocks so I hope they accept my apology worldwide. I don’t have to write this rant though because I found this article:   and it pretty much says it all. Why The Following Just Might Be the Most Insulting Show on TV. Yes the author got an Amen out of me. Just read it and all will be clear.
  • PITFALLS: The entire show. See the heroes are unbelievably stupid. I watch this show and I think that FBI agents must be rolling in their beds, unable to sleep due to the stupidity this show gives them. The show as it goes on, has the FBI finding more and more supporters of the killer in their agency and other walks of life. Good grief, I’m sure that 1) The FBI already has a great protocol for handling this sort of thing, and 2) good grief the FBI must have a protocol for this thing. They might fall for a mole once, maybe even twice, but not three times. Oh good grief.
  • FEMALE CHARACTER(S): They are as dumb as the men. But good grief and oh my here is my big question: Why does the heroine, a woman who has never had a job that we know of, live in a big house with a nanny for her young son? WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM?!? That kind of lack of reality bothers me like crazy. I can’t take this woman seriously. Then again, I can’t take this entire show seriously either.
  • CULTURAL PITFALL(S): Let me be perfectly clear: Psycho/serial killers ARE NOT INTERESTING!! They are self-important narcissistic egomaniacs who are best left ignored or dead. So why there is yet another show about how cool and interesting and smart psycho/serial killers are I am once again bored. And yes, I will own up to this personal bias.
  • HIGH POINT(S): It does end. Seriously it is only 1 hour long but really 40-45 minutes thanks to those fabulous commercials (hooray!) so the agony does end.
  • BECHDEL TEST (Website): Doesn’t list TV shows. This show would probably be a 3 but only once in a while. God/Dess I hated writing that.
  • DVD/BLU-RAY WORTHY: No. But if Hubby wants it, we will get it. 🙂
  •  LION PAW PRINTS: 1 of 5 for effort. I mean, it takes effort to aim those cameras and memorize the idiot lines.

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