The Following’s Poe Obsession? or just something else being discussed by The Talking Heads.

Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) discovers the cult house in Episode 2 of The Following. © 2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Credit: Sarah Shatz/FOX

Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) discovers the cult house in Episode 2 of The Following. © 2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Credit: Sarah Shatz/FOX

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.

What’s With The Following’s Poe Obsession? — Vulture.

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Kevin Bacon helps make ‘The Following’ worth following

Review: Kevin Bacon helps make ‘The Following’ worth following – latimes.com.

The cast from "The Following" © 2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. Credit: Patrick Ecclesine/FOX

The cast from “The Following” © 2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. Credit: Patrick Ecclesine/FOX

The Following premiered on Monday and tied CBS’ Elementary as the second-highest rated new drama premiere of the season.

AHS: Asylum on FX had its season finale on Wednesday, which was somewhat disappointing, but definitely not unexpected (the three episodes prior to the finale were some of the best). Now that AHS is over, you can concentrate all your brain power on watching The Following.

The review above (click the link) is exceptional, written by Mary McNamara, Television Critic, from the Los Angeles Times. You might need some brain power to read it, because she isn’t one of those entertainment magazine reporters who write a bunch of fluff riddled with typographical errors.

I watched The Following and I loved it. Seeing Kevin Bacon on the small screen was worth tuning in and the supporting cast is exceptional.

Click on the link, read the review and tune in next Monday to watch The Following. Also, don’t forget to set your DVR.