Submitted by alycakes 1077d ago | opinion piece

Why The Following Stands Out on Network Television

The Raven meets Silence of the Lambs.

As we head into the Holiday season and look forward to what’s to come in the midseason programming line-up, a small, somewhat surprising, trend emerges: network television is taking a dark turn. Perhaps inspired by the success of cable’s The Walking Dead and American Horror Story, network TV has decided to venture into serialized horror with The Following (FOX), Cult (CW) and Hannibal (NBC).

The pilot was sent out this summer and we attended a press event to screen the second episode of The Following last night. We can confirm that this psychological chiller continues to be far closer in tone to one of cable’s adult-themed offerings than 90% of what the networks have on deck. (The Following, TV)

Attached Video
alycakes  +   1077d ago
I can't wait for this show. The only problem I have with it is the casting. I wish it was Kevin Bacon as the bad guy. I like Kevin but I love James Purefoy and I can't stand to see him in that type of role. I would like to see him make more movies here in the US.
timmyp53  +   1077d ago
Can't disagree with that. Kevin Bacon plays a really good villian!
kingPoS  +   1077d ago
These OTA networks along with WDTV Live are what makes life without cable or dish easy.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

The Leftovers "International Assassin" Review - AVClub

6h ago - AVClub: The official tagline for the first season of The Leftovers was “We’re still here,” while... | TV

The Affair "208" Review - AVClub

6h ago - AVClub: Can anything ever satisfy Noah Solloway? More than anything else, this is the question dr... | TV

PS4 Games To Look Out For In November 2015

Now - With all the amazing titles still to come this year, Releases.com thought it would do you a favor and make it a little bit easier to keep track of... | Promoted post

The Good Wife "Restraint" Review - AVClub

6h ago - AVClub: I never would have guessed that an episode of The Good Wife featuring Kelly Bishop and Va... | TV

The Last Man On Earth "No Bull" Review - AVClub

6h ago - AVClub: From its beginning, The Last Man On Earth has argued that a community is as necessary for... | TV

Brooklyn Nine-Nine "Ava" Review - AVClub

6h ago - AVClub: Do you hear that? That’s the sound of November sweeps in the network television air. Give... | TV