The first Series was really slow. The second has me captivated and i am suffering from Sleep deprivation due to catching up last night.
There are points when things happen and i genuinely feel tense.
This is great, if you want a good story (albeit with some holes) then give the second season a try.
I tend to agree with most overall metacritic conclusions, both critic and user reviews; however, this one I completely disagree with. This season has been excellent, as was last season. I grant that it isn't an exceptionally intelligent show such as breaking bad or true detective but it's amazing entertainment. The drama is excellent, the characters are interesting, and the show is engaging. I am extremely impressed with Sam Underwood's acting. I like intelligent shows. I like shows with subtext and meaning. But more than anything I like shows that are entertaining, and that is exactly what this.
This season instantly ratchets up the sadism with the aforementioned treatment of a comely corpse as a living doll. Unlike the first time around, that’s pretty much doused my interest in playing along any further.
The Following similarly takes one of the oldest genre conceits in the book, strips away all manner of personal detail, gallows humor, and the genuinely grotesque, and tries to sell what remains as horrifying instead of plainly sadistic.
Sorry to say that from the evidence of the season premiere, not a lot has changed. Morbid curiosity may keep me following this bloody cat-and-mouse horror show for a while longer, but not at the risk of murdering what few brain cells I have left.
It's certainly not better than season 1, but it's still good. Every few episodes, something happens that changes the plot and it can be confusing if you miss an episode, but there's still a good storyline. All the killing and disturbing situations are still present in this season. Overall it's very good and worth watching.
The Following (for me) became a bit boring. Each week the show is the SAME....killing....killling....
and more killing... How about adding something else to it..like maybe home ****...anything
would do except for just all the killing. UNREAL!
it's been a very lackluster season so far.... i know we're only two episodes in but just 2 episodes are enough to destroy your interest entirely. The fact that it also seems like they're rehashing the same kinda story telling in season 2 absolutely no innovative storytelling but it still is doing what it did best in season 1(so far) i'm holding my breath to see if they do something new... and i'm only giving it a positive rating because of the first season even though it's highly unrealistic it's one of the shows that i really enjoyed last year and i hope they get their mojo back
I absolutely loved the first season. However, in regards to the second season; What the hell is wrong with these writers?
1.Terribly inconsistent plot: Every new episode completely changes the story line. I can only hope that it ties itself up by the finale, Although I am not holding my lack of hope to high.
2.Atrocious extra cast members: It appears with every new episode, the actors playing the supporting characters, which of whom have mainly only been featured in shorts, get worse and even worse. Simply to provide insight into my point I will list a few examples,
-J.D. Williams as 'Carlos'
-Camille De Pazzis as 'Giselle'
-Owen Campbell as 'Cole'
-Sprague Grayden as 'Carrie Cook'
3. Absurdly unnatural dialogue. If you have watched the first 5 episodes, The need to justify this point is irrelevant and unnecessary.
4. Dead give aways, Again if you have watched there is no need to explain.
5.Terribly predictable plot twists
6. Inconsistent Volume Calibration.
7. Can the person in charge of the music scoring not find another band or music that doesn't sound like Hinder or Theory of a Dead Man to wrap up each episode? Every time that **** starts I prepare for a horrible 'Cliffhanger' ending.
8. The writers addressed between seasons that the portrayal of the FBI's intelligence needed to be more realistic, Yet so far I have not noticed any leaps in that direction.
This is a mind-numbingly stupid mess. Any literate person should take it as an insult to his or her intelligence. It seems to be aimed at drooling, brain-dead yokels who've never read a single book on poetry or law enforcement or psychology or cults. And judging by its ratings, that's a disconcertingly high proportion of the American public.