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The Following 2.13 Review: “The Reaping”

The Following 2.13 Review: “The Reaping”

Sean Colletti April 15, 2014 0

Two minutes. It takes two minutes for Ryan Hardy to kill someone in “The Reaping.” That might be a record for The Following. Not in terms of being the quickest kill overall. But for being

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The Following 2.12 Review: “Betrayal”

The Following 2.12 Review: “Betrayal”

Sean Colletti April 8, 2014 0

The trick to not going insane while watching The Following is to look at each episode within the context of the series and not as an episode of television within a broader universe. By that standard,

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The Following 2.11 Review: “Freedom”

The Following 2.11 Review: “Freedom”

Sean Colletti April 2, 2014 0

“Freedom” is actually almost what the The Following can do at its best (which still isn’t enough to make it a worthwhile series). The episode revolves almost entirely around one event–Lily Gray breaking her son out

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The Following 2.10 Review: “Teacher’s Pet”

The Following 2.10 Review: “Teacher’s Pet”

Sean Colletti March 25, 2014 0

I really appreciated “Teacher’s Pet.” For a minute there, it had me worried that the inclusion of Emily Kinney from The Walking Dead meant that her fate on that show was not looking good (the

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The Following 2.09 Review: “Unmasked”

The Following 2.09 Review: “Unmasked”

Sean Colletti March 18, 2014 0

Oh, wow. The Following has finally broken me. To some degree, it’s kind of a stupidly fun exercise to sit down and watch a new episode from time to time. Maybe it’s a Monday night

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The Following 2.08 Review: “The Messenger”

The Following 2.08 Review: “The Messenger”

Sean Colletti March 11, 2014 0

The Following has turned a corner for a brief moment. It amazes me to inform you that “The Messenger” does not feature a scene in which Ryan Hardy kills someone in cold blood. He

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The Following 2.07 Review: “Sacrifice”

The Following 2.07 Review: “Sacrifice”

Sean Colletti March 4, 2014 1

For all of you out there who have been biting your nails, hoping to see an episode of The Following in which Ryan Hardy and Mike Weston assault a child, wait no more! Christmas has

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The Following 2.06 Review: “Fly Away”

The Following 2.06 Review: “Fly Away”

Sean Colletti February 25, 2014 0

Intent on reminding you that shocking violence is both shocking and violent, The Following brings to you “Fly Away,” its most recent and violently shocking episode. The frequent and leisurely way people get stabbed in The

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The Following 2.05 Review: “Reflection”

The Following 2.05 Review: “Reflection”

Sean Colletti February 18, 2014 0

“They’re crazy,” Emma tells Joe about Lily and her family. Joe merely nods his head lightly, apparently not even bothering to point out that both he and Emma are, by common interpretation, also crazy.

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The Following 2.04 Review: “Family Affair”

The Following 2.04 Review: “Family Affair”

Sean Colletti February 11, 2014 0

If the most egregious mishandling of The Following is how it uses violence, its characterization of the Followers is not far behind. Usually, when a writer is bothering to tell a story about a serial

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