Interesting first episode, suspenseful, although a bit predictable. Kevin Bacon's acting is not the best he can give; very unequal, going from good and intense to sometimes bored and forced. On the other hand, James Purefoy plays the serial killer with the right balance of intensity and nonchalance. Could be the most interesting psychopath on screen since Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lecter.
The concept of a serial killer with a following is original, even if a bit stretched when you stop and really think about it. But, suspension of disbelief is called for...at least for another two weeks.
I praise FOX for having the guts to go with a series like that in prime time.
You can read more about the show and you can also watch the first episode, in its entirety, by clicking on the link above.
Let me know what you think of The Following.
22 January 2013