There’s always that one show that comes along, all be it, once in a blue moon, that is able to keep you on the edge of your seat, in complete suspense throughout the entire episode, season and in some rare occurrences  the complete run of the series. Recently, these described shows have been on specialty channels like HBO and Showcase. However, the particular show we are talking about is on FOX and is TV’s hottest new thriller and should be on your regular TV watching schedule of shows. Simply put, you should be following ‘The Following’.

The series follows former FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) who has been enlisted as a consultant to help take down Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), a serial killer who Ryan helped catch once before. Carroll and Hardy definitely have a past (which unravels more and more throughout each episode) as Carroll stabbed Hardy, now causing him to wear a pacemaker. Carroll has escaped death row, but while in prison, has grown a captivated audience and soon, some go to visit him in jail, creating a cult following, wanting to please and do anything for Carroll.

Soon, murders start to occur that are eerily similar to Carroll’s, with the suspects also quoting poetry during the always violent act(s). Carroll was a former college professor and relished in the works of Edgar Allen Poe. With every murder that takes place, a follower or followers, quote a piece of Poe’s literature. The FBI and Ryan Hardy have their hands full trying to stop and take down members of Carroll’s cult. The problem with that however, is that nobody knows how many followers Carroll has, how their plan will unfold and what to look out for next.

‘The Following’ (Rated Intense) Trailer 


Kevin Williamson (SCREAM, The Vampire Diaries) created the show and pitched the idea to FOX because he wanted the series to be on the home of his favourite TV show; FOX’s 24. For fans of the SCREAM franchise, there’s a similarity between the movies and the show – expect the unexpected. Just when you think you know who is good or bad, the show at times completely turns the tables, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. Literally screaming at the TV at times, being left shocked and breathless as many twists and turns occur, keeping the audience guessing till the very end.

If you’re a fan of thought-provoking TV, edge of your seat suspense, we highly suggest you start following ‘The Following’.

‘The Following’ airs Mondays at 9/8C on FOX.


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