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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:51 am    Post subject: The Following Reply with quote

Good.

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I'm concerned about the premise of the entire show being based on the one villain. Seems like the best option is to simply not "play ball" with the guy. I'm sure it is forced or people die.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

watched it.

kept thinking i was watching this movie, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1197624/ again.

essentially the same premise and the male villians look and act soo much alike it was a little trippy.

but the show is 14hrs instead of <2 and it has the Bacon instead of Jamie Foxx.

7/10 will peruse again.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Movie doesn't seem bad. The summary doesn't sound exactly the same, but I can see a similarity.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems to suffer from the same problem as Alcatraz. I'll be surprised if it is renewed.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Seems to suffer from the same problem as Alcatraz. I'll be surprised if it is renewed.


It has bigger names that may keep it afloat - seen the first two, doesn't seem bad.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The Following". Sounds like it's about Democrats.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm waiting for "Hannibal". That should be good.
*edit* The Following is a thriller made like a horror movie, but that's no surprise seeing the showrunner is Kevin Williamson.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It has bigger names that may keep it afloat - seen the first two, doesn't seem bad.
Yeah, Bacon might save it. It isn't bad. I mostly like it. But with Alcatraz, I found it extremely annoying that they revealed so little during each episode, as if that was the primary driver of the entire show.


Spoiler Alert: With The Following, the entire show is based on just the one serial killer. So when they finish that thread, the show is over. Consequently, the bad guys are perpetually 2 steps ahead. I'm still looking forward to next week's episode, I'm just a little concerned since they haven't really deviated from that mechanism.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Spoiler Alert: With The Following, the entire show is based on just the one serial killer. So when they finish that thread, the show is over. .


Not necessarily - depends who's left on the outside and the plan that the killer was working to.

With creative enough writers, a death at this point would be too much of an issue - Kevin Bacon's character is more pivotal I'd suggest.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Certainly. But it is all based on Joe and his Following. And at least for me, having 9 years of chasing his Following would get old quickly. Not to mention that once Joe is dead (assuming they go that route), Bacon's character becomes less and less directly involved and necessary.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If TV is like your apartment, then The Following really brings home the Bacon. Haw haw.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well, it had potential. They had several opportunities to make it work and failed (at least for me).
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh well, it had potential. They had several opportunities to make it work and failed (at least for me).

i agree. imo, they pulled the "magic boogie men cult members" card too many times already.

i did sort of like Bacon's demeanor in the last episode... calling the guys out on the threesome. i thought maybe that would carry it but i was wrong.

question: don't USian authorities record prison visitation areas? i thought they did ( IRL ) but maybe there is some sort of privacy statute?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i agree. imo, they pulled the "magic boogie men cult members" card too many times already.
That's pretty much where I was. SPOILER: I thought they should have had Clair escape from the cage and have that thread fall apart, give demi-god Joe a challenge to figure out a new unplanned plan. And also thought the kid should have been rescued. Once those were accomplished, they could pretty much do anything else in the "boogie men" range, but the arc needed to be put to bed. Oh, and I thought the pacemaker was a good idea in the beginning, but now it seems like they have to rely on it at least once in every single episode.

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i did sort of like Bacon's demeanor in the last episode... calling the guys out on the threesome. i thought maybe that would carry it but i was wrong.
I was hopeful the whole time. But that's the way I've been with every episode. There just isn't enough explanation of the cult to be THAT pervasive, invasive and with the ability to execute that effectively.

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question: don't USian authorities record prison visitation areas? i thought they did ( IRL ) but maybe there is some sort of privacy statute?
That's bugged me to no end. So far as I know, everything is recorded with the exception of meetings with their attorneys. I would've thought they'd explain how he got away with nobody paying ANY attention to the meetings. Especially with so many people.

I'll probably keep the show on in the background, but if something interesting in the time slot competes, I'll check it out without reservation.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'll probably keep the show on in the background, but if something interesting in the time slot competes, I'll check it out without reservation.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks interesting. Unfortunately seems to only be on BBC America, which requires cable / satellite.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
Looks interesting. Unfortunately seems to only be on BBC America, which requires cable / satellite.

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Yes, looks interesting.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arrrrrr got betterrrrrr things to do than deal with rrrrrrretarrrrrrded lawsuits.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lot of stick keyboards in these here parts.

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