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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:02 AM

Kevin Bacon's "The Following" Poll.


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Like it
10 (71%)
Leave it
4 (29%)
Scared the crap out of me but will watch again
0 (0%)
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Reply Kevin Bacon's "The Following" Poll. (Original post)
Little Star Jan 2013 OP
Little Star Jan 2013 #1
hlthe2b Jan 2013 #2
Behind the Aegis Jan 2013 #4
Bluenorthwest Feb 2013 #33
hlthe2b Feb 2013 #34
Ohio Joe Jan 2013 #3
Ohio Joe Feb 2013 #26
Behind the Aegis Jan 2013 #5
Little Star Jan 2013 #6
Silver Gaia Jan 2013 #7
one_voice Jan 2013 #8
Little Star Jan 2013 #9
bluestater1966fgs Jan 2013 #10
murielm99 Jan 2013 #11
chelsea0011 Jan 2013 #12
Little Star Jan 2013 #13
WorseBeforeBetter Jan 2013 #14
Little Star Jan 2013 #15
WorseBeforeBetter Jan 2013 #16
Behind the Aegis Jan 2013 #18
Little Star Feb 2013 #29
Behind the Aegis Jan 2013 #17
WorseBeforeBetter Jan 2013 #22
Tunkamerica Jan 2013 #19
WorseBeforeBetter Jan 2013 #23
Little Star Jan 2013 #21
Silver Gaia Feb 2013 #24
a kennedy Jan 2013 #20
Silver Gaia Feb 2013 #25
WorseBeforeBetter Feb 2013 #27
AtomicKitten Feb 2013 #28
RedEarth Feb 2013 #30
Little Star Feb 2013 #31
Iggo Feb 2013 #32

Response to Little Star (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:05 AM

1. I think this show is better made for the big screen than tv. However,...

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I will watch again just at a much earlier time of evening. lol

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:14 AM

2. Very well acted show... I've loved the British actor James Purefoy for years...

Fox Entertainment network (as opposed to Faux Snooze) actually can produce some good programs.

It seems that mini cable (Fox, AMC, FX, USA Network) has joined "Big Cable" (HBO, SHowtime) in really kicking network tv out of the competition. I guess the latter will have their humdrum sitcoms and reality crap and that's about it...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:46 PM

4. He was excellent in "Rome". Plus there was that sweet bonus bath scene. Yowza!

On FX, we love "American Horror Story," which just ended last night. This season was a roller coaster...lesbians, serial killers, dranged nuns, Satan, Nazis, Anne Frank (not kidding, it was a storyline), and Adam Levine!

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:33 PM

33. Fox is a broadcast network, not a cable outlet...'mini cable' is called 'ad supported cable'...

Walking Dead tops cable narrative shows, with over 11 million viewers the rest of the cable top 20 is between 5 and 6 million viewers. Network #1 Big Bang Theory with 17,886,000 this week, bottom of the Network top 20 CSI NY with 8,588,000. The number 2 cable show, 8.6 million. Top of the cable heap is bottom of the Networks....

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #33)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:19 AM

34. Meh.... Overall, the big 3 Network quality has gotten their respective butts kicked for a decade now

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:31 AM

3. I've not watched it yet but...

I am definitely going to do it this weekend, I keep hearing from people at work how good it is.. Can't wait

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:12 PM

26. OK, I've watched the first few episodes now and...

I love this show

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:47 PM

5. My partner and I liked it. Very surreal.

Of course, I was already on a high because I love "Bones" and the episode that night was out of this world!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:12 PM

6. I'm with you on Bones! I can't believe Pelant is back....

But I was happy to see all those flashbacks with prosecutor Caroline Julian (played by Patricia Belcher). Love how she calls people 'cherie'!

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:56 PM

7. The gore was a turnoff for me, but even more, the entire premise was problematic for me.

Maureen Ryan's review pretty much says what I thought: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/the-following-review_b_2511966.html

The acting was great, but the premise is just too flawed, and that bothers me. A lot. I don't buy it.

I also have some ethical problems with it regarding the extreme violence and 'glorification' of it. In a culture that is currently trying to examine its fascination with violence, it is just too much, IMO. That's just me, though. I've never liked 'slasher' films (like, for instance, the showrunner's Scream films), for much the same reasons (that 'glorification' of violence and promotion of America's fascination--and maybe, for some, even addiction to--with it).

All of that said, I do watch some shows that have an element of gore and/or violence (like Dexter, True Blood, and The Walking Dead), but these shows all have other redeeming qualities. The only one of these that is anywhere close to reality is Dexter, but Dexter has a code, and his struggle with his 'dark passenger' has always been dealt with in an interesting and thoughtful way. There is no 'glory' for Dexter in what he does. It troubles him. And the other two (TB and TWD) are pure fantasy, outside the realm of the real world. This series is set squarely in the real world, and I don't see any inkling of remorse in Purefoy's character, which is much different from Hall's Dexter. OK. Enough said there.

I will probably watch one more episode to see if it gets any better, but most likely, this one's going to get a thumbs down from me.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:09 PM

8. It's on my DVR...

can't wait to watch. A friend of mine watched it and when she came home from work the next day her husband wasn't home yet, she sat outside in the car till he came home because she was afraid to go in the house. LOL. She was really freaked out, said she wasn't going to watch it again.

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Response to one_voice (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:33 PM

9. It scared the bejeesus out of me!

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:13 AM

10. I loved it

 

Kevin Bacon's acting was brilliant.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:35 PM

11. I don't care how brilliant the acting was,

it is too much of a bloodbath.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:40 PM

12. I voted, I like it, but the jury is still out

Second episode is another bloodbath. I'm not sure how many weeks this can go on without my eyes glazing over.

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Response to chelsea0011 (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:42 PM

13. I started watching and had to stop. Will watch on DVR during the day! lol

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:15 PM

14. Did you watch tonight's episode?

I suppose I shouldn't like this show, but I do! Some good music, too... gotta find out who sings that closing song.

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:19 PM

15. I started. Got freaked out & quit. Will watch on my DVR in the 'daytime'. lol

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Response to Little Star (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:25 PM

16. I posted before reading the entire thread...just saw your post above.

Yeah, I'm doing an extra door and window check tonight! Time for cute kitties. Or sumthin'.

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Response to Little Star (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:48 AM

18. Let the sun shine in...and stay away from mirrors!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:15 PM

29. That was freaky!!!!

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:47 AM

17. Did you jump too?!

I actually squealed!!! I was sorting coupons and about jumped off the floor! I scared my puppies.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:02 PM

22. LOL I had a feeling it was coming...

but I jumped anyway! Not too many "must-see" network TV shows for me, but I'm definitely looking forward to this coming Monday night!

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:03 AM

19. I noticed that too. It's a little too emo for me at times but they obviously paid to license some

tracks instead of the usual generic stabs or what CSI does where they have one semi-current upbeat song during the science montage.

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Response to Tunkamerica (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:14 PM

23. Ahhh, Massive Attack strikes again.

http://www.tunefind.com/show/the-following/season-1/13526

Same song used in the caravan-burning scene in "Snatch."

I haven't listened to them much over the years, but think it's time to start.

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:57 PM

21. I watched it today and wasn't as freaked out as I was at watching at nighttime but..

I have a question. Who is that person in the mask?

It is really quite a good show.

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Response to Little Star (Reply #21)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:21 AM

24. You're talking about the second episode, right? The Poe-masked guy?

I have an even better question: where the frack did he come from?

I rewound and watched that scene several times. There was nowhere in that room where he could have been hiding. There were 3 "Poe-mask heads" on the shelf when we first saw it, and there were still 3 when the guy was there next to it (we could see him in the mirror). He just came out of nowhere (with yet another mask), and I'm not buying it that he was somehow able to sneak past Bacon's character and then do the whole "Boo!" thing. That whole scene was just there to make us jump, and it didn't even make sense. You know... the showrunner is Kevin Williamson, the same guy who did the Scream movies, so I guess this is just one of his signature things.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:59 AM

20. My husband and I couldn't get past the woman talking over the scenes....

does she do that through the whole show?? We turned to another channel....didn't watch and won't.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:23 AM

25. I thought they cut down on the gore in epi 2, but...

there are still a lot of things that bother me about the whole premise of the show.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:53 PM

27. Episode threeeeee...

Thought the first half was a little "meh," but loved the last half. That sad/disturbing video! I have no idea who or what a Miranda Sex Garden is, but the closing song was perfect...

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:06 PM

28. Other: Love it.

Tight story line. Great vehicle for Kevin Bacon.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:33 PM

30. Watched the first three episodes, but don't plan on watching anymore

Don't care for the premise of the show and think the acting is just okay. Also, I don't mind some gore, but this is over the top.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:37 PM

31. Episode 5 "The Seige"......

Joey is a smart Kid
His mom, Claire is not to bright
Joe Carroll is a mutherfucker
Ryan is in deep shit at the end of episode


Just some thoughts.

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Response to Little Star (Reply #31)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:46 PM

32. Claire's an idiot.

The dumbest character is always the civilian who says "I'm coming with you." Um, no you're not, lady.

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