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The Following (2013)

Crime | Horror 
Rayting:   7.4/10 85K votes
Country: USA
Language: English

A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command.

Episode Guide

Season 3

May 11, 2015Episode 12 The Edge
May 4, 2015Episode 11 Demons
April 27, 2015Episode 10 Evermore
April 13, 2015Episode 8 Flesh & Blood
April 6, 2015Episode 7 The Hunt
March 30, 2015Episode 6 Reunion
March 23, 2015Episode 4 Home
March 16, 2015Episode 3 Exposed
March 9, 2015Episode 2 Boxed In
March 2, 2015Episode 1 New Blood

Season 2

Season 1

Best The Following Episodes

Top 20 (Ranked)

January 21, 2013star8.4 2318 votesS1E1 Pilot
March 17, 2014star8.1 783 votesS2E9 Unmasked
January 19, 2014star8.0 1151 votesS2E1 Resurrection
May 15, 2015star8.0 637 votesS3E15 The Reckoning
May 15, 2015star8.0 502 votesS3E14 Dead or Alive
February 24, 2014star7.9 752 votesS2E6 Fly Away
May 11, 2015star7.9 485 votesS3E13 A Simple Trade
January 28, 2013star7.8 1536 votesS1E2 Chapter Two
February 18, 2013star7.8 1162 votesS1E5 The Siege
April 15, 2013star7.8 965 votesS1E13 Havenport
April 28, 2014star7.8 744 votesS2E15 Forgive
April 27, 2015star7.8 625 votesS3E10 Evermore
April 29, 2013star7.7 1082 votesS1E15 The Final Chapter
February 3, 2014star7.7 769 votesS2E3 Trust Me
March 3, 2014star7.7 732 votesS2E7 Sacrifice
April 21, 2014star7.7 678 votesS2E14 Silence
February 4, 2013star7.6 1323 votesS1E3 The Poet's Fire
February 25, 2013star7.6 1183 votesS1E6 The Fall
March 4, 2013star7.6 1107 votesS1E7 Let Me Go
February 17, 2014star7.6 719 votesS2E5 Reflection

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User Reviews

dragokin 28 April 2013

When The Following kicked off it had the most gripping start that i've seen in a TV show in years. The cast, the setting, the plot... everything looked very promising. The references of Manson family, Waco siege, as well as serial killers would satisfy even the connoisseurs, with Ted Bundy even being quoted. Unfortunately, this didn't last long and the plot turned out to be the main problem.

As the first season unravels, the villains manage to outwit the FBI and the police on countless occasions. They are well equipped, have former military personnel among them and are functioning as a crossbreed of terror cell and cult.

And at a certain point this becomes irritating, because there is no excuse for the main characters to repeatedly fail miserably in the same fashion. Even the average viewer of TV shows would know some basic rules of police work: Secure the perimeter; Do not engage the fugitives when outnumbered and wait for support; Do not send the people to investigate the vaults without backup, especially when there's a possibility to encounter armed resistance etc.

We could argue whether the villains are depicted as almighty and the police and FBI as too stupid, yet The Following is not the show i'd recommend.

peterclements2004 11 March 2013

This must be the most annoyingly irritating TV series I have ever watched. I find myself getting really annoyed with the ridiculous incompetence of the entire FBI and police departments, while the aggravatingly smug serial killer reigns supreme. You just find yourself wanting to really slap the characters and tell them to get on with it. For one thing, this guy would be so locked down in jail that he would have no contact with his followers at all, and surely the best way of stopping the entire thing is to execute him. Isn't he on death row anyway. The worse thing for me, is that there is no perceived resolution. If the situation is resolved, then the series is over. This means that you just know that it will go on forever. There is just no satisfaction in this.

rdngmikey 19 February 2013

I'll start by saying that the show had some good action to it, the actors are well developed and the overall theme to the show is great.Aside from that the show seriously lacks in the general intelligence and intuition of those playing law informant characters. The F.B.I. are after a cult following a brilliant serial killer who is currently behind bars, the members of the cult are supposedly rather intelligent themselves and yet the F.B.I. and the police never seem to be prepared for the twists, never sending enough officers to do a job. Of course if the police were depicted as being intelligent and competent individuals, the producers would have had to hire actual writers to keep the series moving.

corb06 26 March 2013

Really never take the time to write reviews but I felt I needed to say something about this show.

First of all, its nice to see Kevin Bacon in a TV-series. He makes a pretty good performance in the show. Even though he have been holding hands with about 5 guys now as they draw their last breath. Getting kind old...

But the story is really really bad and so unrealistic. FBI, HomeLand, NSA, SWAT they all appear like a bunch of clowns and amateurs. Getting killed all the time and can never catch up with the bad guys. Why is this??? How can a loose gathering of sociopaths be more organized, so infiltrated and stay so far ahead of the entire us law enforcement forces?

The following better shape up, or I am not following any more. Haha!

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