The Following 3 Seasons 2013

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Season 1
(739) IMDb 8.5/10
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1. Pilot TV-NR CC

In the series premiere episode, FBI Agent Ryan Hardy (KEVIN BACON) is called out of retirement to track down serial killer Joe Carroll (JAMES PUREFOY) who's escaped from prison.

Starring:
Kevin Bacon, Jeananne Goossen
Runtime:
46 minutes
Original air date:
January 21, 2013

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Pilot

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Director Marcos Siega
Starring Kevin Bacon, Jeananne Goossen
Supporting actors Natalie Zea, Shawn Ashmore, Valorie Curry, Nico Tortorella, Adan Canto, Kyle Catlett, Maggie Grace, James Purefoy, Billy Brown, John Lafayette, Steve Monroe, Michael Roark, Melissa Ponzio, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Cheri Christian, Michelle Li, Jason Benjamin, Hunter Womack
Season year 2013
Network FOX
Producers Marcos Siega, Hilton Smith, James L. Thompson III, Kevin Williamson
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

We watched the first episode and we were hooked!
M&M
The only thing I would change would be that the bad guys win too much.
Kari Kelty
This was a very suspenseful and action packed thriller series.
D. Karlson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

38 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Todd Smith on November 12, 2013
Format: DVD
The Following is the Spring sensation that took Fox viewers by storm and led to some of the highest ratings for a mid-season debut in network history. After watching one episode, I could see why this show was so popular, it really is right up my ally, and is easily one of the best written shows on network television.

10 years ago, College professor, Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), was convicted of the murders of 14 young women. He sits on death row, waiting to be executed, when he launches a daring escape. Completely stunned, the F.B.I. brings in the now retired agent who originally caught him to track him down. Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) is a troubled, lonely man, who just wants to move on with his life and leave all the horrors he's known behind him. Reluctantly, he agrees to find Carroll and to everyone's surprise, does it with ease. As it turns out, getting caught again was all part of Carroll's plan. While in prison, Carroll had spoken with and gotten to know many different people who admire what he did. The charismatic killer has tricked these people into believing that they need to give their lives meaning by being a part of something special, his resurrection. Carroll's getting easily captured by the F.B.I. was nothing more than a signal to his many followers to begin reeking havoc all over the eastern seaboard. The targets are seemingly anyone Carroll ever interacted with and the acts all meant to torment the man who caught him, Ryan Hardy. With no other choice, Hardy agrees to stay on and try to stop whatever was set in motion, before Carroll's plan can come to fruition.

I know what you're thinking, because I was thinking the same thing. It's a great story for one season, but how in the world can they continue this show after that, without it becoming old and repetitive.
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31 of 39 people found the following review helpful By K. Fox on March 11, 2013
I love thrillers. I'm a bit over bloodiness -- it's tolerable here. The suspense is awesome on this!! Kevin Bacon's acting gets much better as the show progresses. I think they do a good job after the 3rd episode of building out the characters. Each show leaves with such a cliff-hanger I can hardly wait for the next episode. Interesting story line although I'll be very curious how they can keep it going after 1 season... seems to be the trend lately where shows fizzle out after one season of a strong plot. Stringing plots along season to season is key and many shows can't seem to succeed with that lately.

If you like thrillers and are looking for a new show, this is a must see!
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Maxine on December 27, 2013
Format: DVD
When I heard about the casting of this show, I was over the moon about James Purefoy being, not just a regular, but an evil costar.
I was a bit afraid that his tremendous talent would overshadow poor Kevin Bacon. But he's done his best to make us forget "Tim, the alcoholic" from Guiding Light.
Yes James is wonderful, hot, sexy. and, of course exceedingly talented, but this show doesn't let any of that go to waste. So thank you, Fox, for delivering James Purefoy into my living room on a weekly basis, in a vehicle worthy of his great looks and talent.
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24 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 25, 2013
This is a good nail biter kind of show with twists and turns, but they make the FBI, and all law enforcement, seem like idiots. They are always splitting up when searching places where the suspects are supposedly hiding. And shocker, some of them always end up getting killed or kidnapped. Somehow, the suspects always seem to escape, typically due to a lack of manpower. Seriously, if there was a cult of serial killers, do you think the Feds would send less than 100 agents to take them down? Of course not, they'd send hundreds, if not thousands.

My wife and I find ourselves often guessing the plot before it happens whenever someone splits up or the suspects start running away. So I guess you could say it's predictable given the way the plot has gone so far. However, they do throw some good twists and turns in every now and again to throw you off. I just wish it was a little more believable.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Melissa on February 6, 2013
Format: Amazon Instant Video
Love this show ... the format, the dialogue, the casting, the acting. But what's WRONG with me as a person that I enjoy watching these psychopaths unravel their plans of evil each week?? I'm hooked!

I have been a fan of both Bacon and Purefoy for many years ... love seeing them sparing together.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By scott on April 22, 2014
Format: DVD
Cannot even finish Season 1. Just one new bad guy after another with a serious of unbelievably bad decisions by the main characters. I can tell you without even watching that at one point the wife or a main FBI agent will be a follower. Just dumb beyond belief. Not entertaining, not interesting but just plain insufferable.
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39 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on June 10, 2013
Warning: some minor spoilers here but hopefully I can convince you to not waste time and money on this show. While the plot sounds like something I should be very interested in, this show was painful to watch. Every episode left me angry over how stupid they make every protagonist out to be. I understand they have to keep the plot running and if the good guys are too good, the bad guys would be caught and the show would be over. But instead, they've made the bad guys seem like they can predict the future and the good guys not know their a** from a hole in the ground. They want you to believe that a large group of random strangers on the internet suddenly became obsessed with this one serial killer in prison and are able to coordinate an intricate plan among everyone that infiltrates and outsmarts every level of law enforcement. Meanwhile, the FBI "experts" are the dumbest, most incompetent people on the planet. I think what it comes down to is lazy writing. Let's put one cop on surveillance detail so that person you thought was innocent can show their true evil colors and get away. Need backup? Let's send Kevin Bacon and one other FBI agent to make sure that everybody gets away. Have the house surrounded? Someone on the SWAT team is a follower. The main bad guy breaks out of jail TWICE FFS!!!
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