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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:22:34 PM
On Fox? It has Kevin Bacon in it and, omg, it has sucked me in from the very beginning. I don't know how something so scary, or so gory, can be on network tv - but I LOVE it! Am I the only one? Or are other peas watching it, and loving it, too?




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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:26:30 PM
Watching it right now!! It's SO good, isn't it??!!



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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:39:48 PM
I thought it was better this week. Last week was too for me! But the gore was toned down although it was still pretty intense!

I will keep watching.

Kevin Bacon is amazing. Wow. Lots of great acting!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:42:08 PM
I wouldn't say I loved it...but I an intrigued enough by the first episode into watching the second one.
It's an interesting concept for a show, but if they go down the 'criminal genius' road then I'll probably stop watching.
If he is in jail, then I am not going to be able to buy into him directing this huge following into doing his will from in there...it depends how they handle it. I hate it when they write a criminal character that is an expert at 100 different things and is always one step ahead of the police, most criminal get away with stuff out of sheer dumb luck and not because they have super human intelligence.

I buy into the Dexter storyline because there is enough logic in there (mostly) the make it believable, he does have inside information, he does have access to files, he could change information or evidence etc.

It has the potential to be good, but also risks becoming too unbelievable.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:43:26 PM
I wasn't sold after last week, but pilots have so much ground to cover, I feel it's rare they are truly good. I thought there was enough potential to warrant watching again. Plus I love Kevin Bacon I definitely am liking this week better and plan to stick with the show. I don't remember the last time I covered my eyes so much during a network show!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:45:25 PM
I don't think I'll be watching again. I'm not opposed to gritty TV shows, but I've had my fill of bloody TV shows.


ETA: I've only seen the first episode. I still don't think I want to see the next one.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:56:19 PM

I don't remember the last time I covered my eyes so much during a network show!
me too, I literally had my hands over my eyes and was peeking through the cracks so that I didn't see a horrible bit all at once!
I haven't watched episode 2 yet, but it doesn't sound like it is quite as gory as the first one.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 12:21:43 AM
The second episode was nowhere near as gory as the first, but was still suspenseful. I even jumped during one scene in particular. The storyline may not be believable but, for me, I enjoy it because it has that scary movie feel to it.




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Posted: 1/29/2013 12:36:58 AM
I saw a feature on an airplane entertainment loop about the making of this series. I've taped the first two episodes, but haven't watched them yet.

It looks awesome.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 2:27:39 AM
Yep, watched it tonight with my mouth hanging open for most. Hubs and I are sucked right in. Have to admit I despise the Poe head character. Talk about freaky!!!



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Posted: 1/29/2013 2:46:10 AM
It is on UK telly as well and it was sooooo frightening....but I "might" just find myself having to watch the 2nd episode!!!


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Posted: 1/29/2013 4:35:03 AM
Not as good as Criminal Minds (imo) but I will keep watching.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 8:50:42 AM
yeap, i am hooked


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Posted: 1/29/2013 8:54:31 AM
I watched the episode last week but didn't realize that Hoarders had started back up again. I guess I'll watch The Following on Hulu or something because I can't give up my Hoarders.



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Posted: 1/29/2013 9:04:45 AM
ME!! I just watched it on my DVR. I have adult ADD and can never sit still during a whole show. always up and down doing laundry, cooking,etc.. I was glues for BOTH episodes in a row!! hope they keep it up. I was into Heroes like this but it slowly got ehhh.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 9:16:58 AM
I watched the Pilot, and it was really quite good. It would have been excellent as a 2 hour movie, but I'm not getting caught up in a continuing network of followers. Just not going to happen.

I would say Criminal Minds is better, but after they killed off Maeve (Beth Riesgraf). No longer watch Criminal Minds over that.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 10:48:28 AM
I watched the first, and was put off by the unrelenting gore. Maybe I should catch the second one as posters here have said it calms down? Very very scary concept, though


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Posted: 1/29/2013 10:48:57 AM
Yes I have.

I have never watched Criminal minds though

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Posted: 1/29/2013 12:26:32 PM
I was like this the entire time while watching, but I like it so far.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 2:34:56 PM
I'm hooked!

I'm glad they replaced the female "boss" from the pilot. This new one is supposed to be an expert on cults. She had better chemistry with Kevin Bacon. I've liked that actress since she played crazy on As the World Turns. Hope the kid is recovered safely.

Yeah that Poe guy does scare me.
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Posted: 1/29/2013 3:36:13 PM
Dreamsbedreams ... I about jumped off the couch during that scene too!! Like the second episode
better too.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 3:48:00 PM
I love it!


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Posted: 1/29/2013 6:12:48 PM
yes - I'm interested so far... the first episode was almost too much for me.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 6:22:29 PM
I enjoyed the pilot, but forgot it was on again last night. I'll have to see if I can find 1/28 episode online.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 9:11:40 PM
I watched the second episode last night after DH insisted...he liked the first episode. I'm hooked. I love the Edgar Allen Poe theme as his writing was always some of my favorites in high school. There was sure a big surprise at the end.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:08:23 PM
PEArfect, I think they may be re-airing yesterday's episode this coming Friday, at least that's what they did last week. For those who were put off by the gore, I say give it another chance. The second episode did have its moments, but it was overall much more toned down. To those as hooked as I am, so glad I'm not the only one.




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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:28:36 PM
I have a question that is a spoiler:
























What did the new FBI "cult expert" agent give Joe in
his cell?


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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:46:25 AM
SPOILER too......



















Joy...I was hoping someone would bring that up! I'm wondering if she's a bad guy too!



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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:10:01 AM

What did the new FBI "cult expert" agent give Joe in his cell


Are you asking if she gave him anything other than the book he asked for?
Probably. I guess we'll find that out when/if she is revealed to be another follower. For now I'm assuming they want us to suspect everyone.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:01:57 AM
The book was I think the complete works Poe. I am curious to know I there is something in it and if she is a follower? It was very odd.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:08:00 AM
Even if she isn't a follower and she didn't sneak something in the book, I see no reason for him to get ANY book, much less Poe!


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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:10:49 AM

The book was I think the complete works Poe. I am curious to know I there is something in it and if she is a follower? It was very odd.
That look she had on her face was suspect to me too. Me? I would've been terrified.

And I jumped at that one scene too. The cat thought I'd lost my mind.

I'm thinking this could be a one season show. How could you draw it out for multiple seasons? The cult would have to be far more widespread than what we've seen thus far. Of course, that possible, but how do you maintain a tight, tension filled, fast paced and believable storyline?


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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:21:52 AM
We are! We haven't watched this weeks episode yet since we had the TV and cable box unplugged and moved out of the living room this weekend while we painted. We haven't gotten everything put back in there yet, so I'm sure we will be HULUing it later this week.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:51:03 AM

What did the new FBI "cult expert" agent give Joe in
his cell?
Wasn't it a copy of "The Raven" by Poe?


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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:14:01 PM

The book was I think the complete works Poe. I am curious to know I there is something in it and if she is a follower? It was very odd.


I think she is a follower. My husband thinks she's undercover as a follower to get info to help the case.

And I am also kinda hoping this is a 1 season show, because I cannot imagine how they are going to drag this out for 3+ years.



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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:33:23 PM
I'm a fan so far. I haven't been surprised by any of the followers yet. But I am surprised in general that he has followers. He is not coming off as charismatic to me, just creepy. I would run and run far if I had met him while he was a professor/author. I'm not seeing the draw at all.

I was glad there was less gore in episode 2. I had heard it was intense, but episode 1 was still way more gore than I expected for a network show.

I really hope they have a complete story line planned, and that they have an end date in mind. This is a show that should not go on indefinitely. It needs to be more like a 3 year mini-series.

Also, the music is cool.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:49:54 PM

PEArfect, I think they may be re-airing yesterday's episode this coming Friday, at least that's what they did last week.


They are! I set my DVR so I wont miss it this time. Thanks!


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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:59:17 PM
I really hope the FBI agent is not a follower - seems like an obvious cop out to me. I'm HOPING that she is just trying to gain favor with him to help with the case.

I'm totally hooked on the show, so glad that they're doing it 14 weeks in a row - not sure if I could take it if they were taking a week off here and there.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:20:49 PM
You can also watch them on Fox's website.

I didn't think it was too bad. But if I'm going to watch a genius serial killer who has a cult following and is tormenting an adversary, I still prefer Red John.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 7:06:54 PM
We just finished watching the second episode. Wow! I'm so sucked in!


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Posted: 2/2/2013 7:25:21 PM
I have "enjoyed" the show so far.

I can see it going beyond this story line if there is a good team of story writers for the show. I am amazed at times when the writers are able to take a great one season concept and keep it going. The best current example imo is Homeland. I could not see it past the finale last season....and yet it just works.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:22:49 PM
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My DH and I both like it!


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Posted: 2/3/2013 5:05:41 AM
I work with someone who LOVES it, but it scares her a bit, so she DVRs it and watches it in daylight.



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