Last nights episode of The Following was an excellent follow-up to the premiere. It’s a good sign when the second installment of a series leaves you begging for more instead of a) leaving you flat or b) asking yourself “now was that episode 3 or 4?”
The Following is one of those shows where a commercial comes along, you look at the clock and you think it’s half over and only 15 minutes have gone by and realize you’ve been sitting on the edge of your seat the whole time. Yes, it’s getting that good and will be getting better.
I signed into my imdbpro.com account this morning to check the credentials of some of the actors of The Following and of course the talking heads are “talking.” People take television so seriously. In the “News” feed, Vulture.com interviewed this English professor about the hard-on Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) has for Edgar Allan Poe in the series (see the link below).
Personally, she should be asking that question of the writer(s) and creator of The Following, not an English professor who knows about Poe. Especially when the English professor says that the most accurate TV/film adaptation of Poe in recent years has been The Simpsons (well at least it’s still in the “Fox” family).
I wonder how much Gwynne Watkins knows about Edgar Allan Poe? Well she seems to be very well educated and well written. However her Twitter biography includes two words that says it all – professional overthinker. Ah ha, there lies the problem. It’s television people, we’re not teaching an online class, we’re trying to entertain people.
So it’s up to you if you want to read Gwynne’s column or … not. My advice is to set your DVR and not miss any more episodes of The Following. If you have missed any, you can go here: http://www.fox.com/full-episodes/ and catch up.