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.

The Walking Dead Wraps, Lots of Links & Validations

David Morrissey Talks Midseason Finale with Vulture; Reedus Talks Daryl With LA Times – The Walking Dead – AMC.

I’m sure you know by now The Walking Dead is good television, even though it features zombies and the zombie apocalypse. Early on I posted a similar post with lots of links that led you to various media outlets that talked about the laurels of The Walking Dead.

Now that The Walking Dead had its Midseason Finale, here’s another one of those posts. Please note that this one was submitted by AMC just before the Finale (so I’m posting this after the fact).

If you want to get caught up on all three seasons of The Walking Dead, AMC will be airing every episode starting New Year’s Eve Day through New Year’s Day. Set your DVR or plan a Walking Dead party and invite your friends.

Pull out your Halloween menu and zombie/ghoul decorations and have fun with the entire theme.