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Old 17-12-2012, 16:13
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Shown in the UK only a day after its US premiere

http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2012/12/sky-...the-following/
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Old 17-12-2012, 17:41
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Thank you this looks really good.
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Old 17-12-2012, 18:38
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I bet all the outside killers will be connected to Kevin Bacon's character by six degrees or less
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Old 08-01-2013, 15:47
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Starts on 22 January 2013, cannot wait!!!
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:02
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The advert looks good so I'll definitely give it a go
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:26
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I'm going to give this a try as well, but i'm kind of wondering how it's any different from the mentalist ?

(Obviously I know it's very different as a whole..)

Red John has 'followers' as well, so it does seem that they've nicked the idea to an extent. I'm quite prepared to be surprised though.
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Old 10-01-2013, 17:57
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Quite looking forward to this after seeing the ads for it, have always liked Kevin Bacon so hope he doesn't disappoint
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Old 10-01-2013, 18:00
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I'm going to give this a try as well, but i'm kind of wondering how it's any different from the mentalist ?

(Obviously I know it's very different as a whole..)

Red John has 'followers' as well, so it does seem that they've nicked the idea to an extent. I'm quite prepared to be surprised though.
Every serial killer featured in every US crime drama has turned out to have a follower at some point so it's not as if The Mentalist first thought of the idea
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Old 12-01-2013, 21:21
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Only concern is the numerous breaks it'll have, as so close to the US, which ruin the tension and flow of a series.
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Old 12-01-2013, 21:30
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Only concern is the numerous breaks it'll have, as so close to the US, which ruin the tension and flow of a series.
If there are any breaks at all they certainly won't be "numerous." The networks' late September to late May "season" is already half over and The Following has 15 episodes to get through. From January 21, when the show starts, there are only 18 Mondays remaining in the season.
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Old 13-01-2013, 20:17
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The advert looks good so I'll definitely give it a go
Trailer looks 'Meaty'.

Should be good....
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Old 13-01-2013, 21:02
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If there are any breaks at all they certainly won't be "numerous." The networks' late September to late May "season" is already half over and The Following has 15 episodes to get through. From January 21, when the show starts, there are only 18 Mondays remaining in the season.
Fingers crossed then.
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Old 17-01-2013, 20:06
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Thanks for that, the trailer looks great
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Old 18-01-2013, 14:55
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Every serial killer featured in every US crime drama has turned out to have a follower at some point so it's not as if The Mentalist first thought of the idea
and they all crib from real life cases like Manson. Mentalist can't claim to be original.
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Old 18-01-2013, 15:23
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I'll be watching this. it looks promising.
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Old 18-01-2013, 16:47
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This does look interesting but I do fear these concept shows. They have an interesting premise but once they start to get going they have no idea where to take the interesting premise. Flash Forward, The Event, Awake, Last Resort all had interesting premises but didn't know how to take them forward.
I hope this show has some direction and some good characters.

Plus it's on FOX, so does this have a chance of a second season? It could be cancelled before the first ad break on Monday night.
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Old 19-01-2013, 12:38
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It does look good, but as people have said, how will they sustain the storyline after season 1, but I will definately be watching.
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Old 19-01-2013, 13:18
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Kevin Bacon and Kevin Williamson - enough said bring it on
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Old 19-01-2013, 13:32
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If there are any breaks at all they certainly won't be "numerous." The networks' late September to late May "season" is already half over and The Following has 15 episodes to get through. From January 21, when the show starts, there are only 18 Mondays remaining in the season.
I thought The Following was only ten episodes and the Fox boss wanted it to run unbroken like a cable show.
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Old 19-01-2013, 15:55
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and they all crib from real life cases like Manson. Mentalist can't claim to be original.
There have been several jokes in Psych about The Mentalist being a rip-off of them

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qf8M57we1I
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Old 19-01-2013, 21:10
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I've set it to record already
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Old 19-01-2013, 21:58
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I thought The Following was only ten episodes and the Fox boss wanted it to run unbroken like a cable show.
15 episodes is what I have read in a few different places over time.
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Old 20-01-2013, 00:25
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Wait, it is network? Damn. For some reason I thought it was a cable show. Could have sworn I remembered reading about it being bloody. Interest has plummeted.
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Old 20-01-2013, 18:16
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There was a short preview on Fox last night "Inside The Following".

It contains a few minor spoilers bit is a good intro to the show and the thinking behind it from the producers.
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Old 21-01-2013, 10:39
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Wait, it is network? Damn. For some reason I thought it was a cable show. Could have sworn I remembered reading about it being bloody. Interest has plummeted.
It's Kevin Williamson that should be interest enough, it apparently is quite violent but of course not to cable standards.
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