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Subreddit for everything related to The Following, the serial killer television series starring Kevin Bacon on FOX.

Subreddit for everything related to The Following, the serial killer television series starring Kevin Bacon on Fox.

About the Show

When notorious serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) escapes from death row, the FBI calls former agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) to consult on the case. Having since withdrawn from the public eye, Hardy was responsible for Carroll's capture in 2003, after Carroll murdered 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature.

Episode Discussions

Cast

Kevin Bacon James Purefoy Natalie Zea Annie Parisse

Shawn Ashmore Valorie Curry Adan Canto Nico Tortorella

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Question from first time viewer - Joe and Hardy connection?

I just started watching this show because it was recommended to me as a Hannibal fan, and Im on episode 8 of season 1. I was always interested in this series in the past because people said that Joe and Hardy have a very interesting relationship with possible queer undertones. There's even tweets that talk about the homoeroticism of their relationship

I was wondering if this was true or if there isn't really any chemistry between Joe and Ryan. I've just gotten to the part where Joe's freed from prison so I hope to see more of Ryan and Joe interacting directly but so far, not seeing what others have been saying :(

1 Comment
2024/03/14
17:44 UTC

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Any shows like this?

I recently had a rewatch and forgot how great this show was!

Any similar shows??

5 Comments
2024/02/25
01:08 UTC

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So many deaths

Finished this series today. I enjoyed it but it was also comical to an extent. A LOT of people die in this show and not just side characters. I felt like every episode had around a dozen kills, whether it be random FBI agents, random criminals, or just random civilians. There's also a lot of "multi-kills" where 1 character will blitz a couple or a group of 3 and kill them all. Good show but it was just something I noticed. Definitely no mercy in this dojo!

1 Comment
2024/02/02
03:28 UTC

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Roderick

Gotta love how Rodrick was running circles around everybody while off screen but once on screen he went down like a chump.

3 Comments
2023/12/22
22:33 UTC

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I know this sub is kinda dead but can someone please point me to a real place I can watch this without paying $70 for all 3 seasons 🙏🏽😞😫

15 Comments
2023/12/12
11:01 UTC

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shows like TF?

The following was my favorite show of all time, i really wished they would continue it but if they arent, what other similar shows are there?

8 Comments
2023/11/28
12:22 UTC

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Fall of the House of Usher

If you liked The Following, The Fall of the House of Usher on Netflix was really great! It has a modern spin on Poe’s classic works. I recommend!

3 Comments
2023/10/17
05:25 UTC

5

WTF Podcast - Kevin Bacon

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2023/09/13
10:54 UTC

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Has the show been removed from the CW app?

I cannot find the following on the CW app. I tried searching the seires name, episode names and even scrolling through the alphabetical category but there have been no results. This is strange as I had been using the app to watch it yesterday. I am wondering if it has been removed from the app altogether or if this is just a problem I am having. If it has been removed altogether than that is unfortunate for me as I was in the middle of S2 when this happened.

16 Comments
2023/08/02
03:39 UTC

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Currently nearing the end..

Wondering did anyone do a kill count of the show? (Including ones we didn't see)

3 Comments
2023/06/29
21:06 UTC

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Where to watch?

I loved this show. I want to do a rewatch as I haven’t watched it since it was on FOX. Where can I watch?! I tried searching and can’t find it anywhere without purchasing. Seems kind of strange to me.

TIA!

9 Comments
2023/02/08
00:37 UTC

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The Shining in The Following! Has anyone noticed the carpet at the inn, season 2 episode 14? Can’t seem to find anywhere that mentions it!

0 Comments
2022/11/27
21:34 UTC

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Does the show end on a cliffhanger?

I’m tired of watching shows that get canceled end on an unresolved cliffhangers, and for Kevin’s shows, that always seems to be the case. How is the ending of Season3? Does it feel like a series finale?

7 Comments
2022/11/14
02:12 UTC

5

The twins

Does anyone know what disorder the twins have?

3 Comments
2022/10/04
04:02 UTC

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Season 1 ending

0 Comments
2022/08/13
19:13 UTC

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Lot going on in this 12 minute clip. I love all the blood

0 Comments
2022/08/13
17:30 UTC

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Mallory Hodge kills news reporter S1- Ep.14

1 Comment
2022/08/13
17:10 UTC

5

FBI raids the Cult house.

0 Comments
2022/08/13
16:54 UTC

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What a great eye popping ending to S1 -Episode 13

5 Comments
2022/08/13
16:36 UTC

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Amanda Porter makes Ryan confess

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2022/08/12
06:31 UTC

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Amanda Porter kill #2

0 Comments
2022/08/12
06:07 UTC

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S1 -EP 9: Diner scene in Union Hill district . Amanda Porter is proficient with that weapon

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2022/08/12
05:52 UTC

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I love this show, but after re-watching the deleted scenes I really wish the entire show would've been just like them

I fucking love the atmosphere created by the lack of ambient background music (in the Season 2/3 deleted scenes and those in Season 1 that apply). Imagine if the only music in the show is the credits theme and the outside song that narrates an influentical scene at the end of each episode.

I feel like there's a huge amount of detail and stuff happening in those scenes also. With there also being a distinct different emotional atmosphere.

3 Comments
2022/07/18
03:02 UTC

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Never thought a TV show could be as emotionally relatable as songs

0 Comments
2022/05/24
05:18 UTC

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Is it worth watching?

So I use reddit to read reviews for shows that I want to watch. I finally got around to watching this one, yeah I know..years later, but I couldn't find any reviews on reddit for it. So if you're coming here to read a review, and an honest one at that, about the show then well..I hated it. Worst show I've watched, right next to Hannibal. No spoilers but the characters are just plain stupid. I love Kevin Bacon's movies and had high hopes for this show but what a let down. It's very unrealistic, I don't mind unrealisticness but not to the point where it leaves me with a headache. Plot twist here and there and over there and back here too, they're everywhere. Each ep has about 3 or 4 of them. I just kept hearing how great it was but I wasted my time and I'm mad for it, I held out hoping that it would get better but it never did. I'm just disappointed cause I figured 'it's got Kevin Bacon in it, then it has to be good.' Carroll was a terrible serial killer and there's no way he would be able to do any of the stuff he does. Red John from The Mentalist was a better serial killer and smarter too. So, if you haven't watched it and are thinking about it then..don't..give it a pass cause it's not worth it. You can skip over Hannibal too.

3 Comments
2022/04/11
03:49 UTC

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just discovered this sub!. I miss Ryan and Joe!

It feels bad to this day that the show was so well done but canceled probably due to people not knowing what it even was!

It was an action drama show that pulled off , in a great fashion, great horror /killer story lines.

I felt the one scene where the Cult has Ryan's girlfriends son and he says to the camera "Hi Ryan!"

Laughed out loud but still was a shock factor..and to this day I still say to my fellow friend "hi ryannnn" to creep him out ( hes watched it too)

Joe Caroll. The fictional character of the 21st century that flew under the radar... such a great actor James Purefoy....(yes I watched Hap and Leonard too)

Anyone else feel they( NBC) should redo/ re run this series to regain potential excitement for the series? Was truly exciting....

2 Comments
2022/03/07
16:52 UTC

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I think Andrew Sharp was the morally worst of all the SKs on this show

He didn't seem to care about anyone other than himself. He never showed any actual warmth towards anyone. His writing had to of been 100% purposeful, because he was the only murderer on the show who was like this.

0 Comments
2021/12/04
08:16 UTC

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