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The Following: “Chapter Two” (Season 1 Episode 2)

the-following-14Broadcast date: Monday, Jan. 28th

Episode 2 is a little better than the pilot, and yet at the same time a little worse. There are some great scenes, like the spooky Edgar Allen Poe masks and the edgy exploration of kidnapper Emma’s home. Then there are some eye-rolling moments like when new character Agent Parker reveals her intentions as she gushes over Carroll’s love of Poe (and objects to the word “cult”), or how long someone stayed in one place in Emma’s home wearing a Poe mask and waiting for Ryan to enter. That seems like it might be the norm for the show – ups and downs in writing, wrapped around unbelievable  motives – I haven’t been convinced of how Professor Carroll has exerted his influence over his followers. And another show that uses flashbacks to tell us things we already know – way to buckle in to the latest fad.

I’ll give the show a few more episodes to get past its shaky start, but its going to have to get a lot better.

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February 4, 2013 - Posted by | tv shows |

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