The Following 2 Seasons 2013

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Season 1
(110) IMDb 8.5/10
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1. Pilot

In the series premiere episode, FBI Agent Ryan Hardy (KEVIN BACON) is called out of retirement to track down serial killer Joe Carroll (JAMES PUREFOY) who's escaped from prison.

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45 minutes

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Pilot

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Season 1
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    1. Pilot In the series premiere episode, FBI Agent Ryan Hardy (KEVIN BACON) is called out of retirement to track down serial killer Joe Carroll (JAMES PUREFOY) who's escaped from prison.

    45min 2013
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    2. Chapter Two Ryan Hardy, Agent Mike Weston and FBI Specialist Debra Parker, who is brought in to lead the investigation into Joe Carroll and his followers, dive deeper into the history of Carroll's psyche. To do so, they enlist the help of Carroll's ex-wife, and Hardy's former love, Claire Matthews. Meanwhile, Emma (series star VALORIE CURRY), Jacob (series star NICO TORTORELLA) and Paul (series star ADAN CANT

    43min 2013
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    3. The Poet's Fire A new follower is uncovered in Rick Kester (guest star MICHAEL DRAYER), who is on a determined path to follow through on Carroll's orders. Hardy and the FBI attempt to predict Rick's course of revenge, which leads to a surprising outcome. Meanwhile, Paul's jealousy over Emma and Jacob's relationship leads to a breaking point, and the origin of Hardy and Carroll's relationship is revealed.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 43min 2013
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    4. Mad Love Maggie (guest star VIRGINIA KULL) devises a plot to put an end to Hardy. Meanwhile, tension rises as Paul reveals a secret that Jacob has been keeping from Emma and more information about Hardy and Claire's past relationship is revealed.

    43min 2013
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    5. The Siege When Claire receives a phone call that may lead her to find her son, the FBI and Ryan Hardy set their next move into motion, causing panic at the farmhouse. Meanwhile, Joe Carroll seeks a lawyer from his past (guest star RENEE ELISE GOLDSBERRY) to send a message that has deadly results.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 43min 2013
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    6. The Fall Joe Carroll's true intentions are revealed through a new follower, Charlie (guest star TOM LIPINSKI), while Ryan tries to escape the clutches of Carroll's followers.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 43min 2013
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    7. Let Me Go With the help of attorney Olivia Warren, Joe Carroll makes a case against Ryan and the FBI to be transferred to a different facility, but Ryan suspects a larger plan may be at play. Meanwhile, Emma and Joey arrive at a meeting point and come across another one of Roderick's men who has a secret of his own.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 41min 2013
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    8. Welcome Home With Joey still missing and the search for Carroll escalating, the FBI brings in Nick Donovan (guest star MIKE COLTER) to run lead on the case - much to Ryan and Parker's dismay.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 43min 2013
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    9. Love Hurts With Weston still in the hospital, Ryan and Parker attempt to outsmart their new boss, Donovan in order to continue their search. In a surprising move, Joe reaches out to Ryan to demand Claire's location and reveals that he will go to great lengths to lure her out of FBI custody. Meanwhile, followers from the past make a shocking return.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 42min 2013
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    10. Guilt After discovering Claire's location, Joe sends two followers to capture her - but Ryan may be one step ahead of him. Meanwhile, Jacob struggles with recent decisions causing his reunion with Emma to be less than ideal. Also, a relationship from Ryan's past plays a significant role in his future.

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    11. Whips and Regrets After losing Claire to Joe's followers, Ryan and Parker attempt to recover - while the FBI tracks down an undercover location that may have dark ties to Joe's following. Meanwhile, Claire adjusts to life at the Followers' mansion and has an unexpected reunion. Emma and Jacob continue to deal with Emma's betrayal.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 43min 2013
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    12. The Curse Ryan and Weston team up to take down a follower who might be able to lead them to Carroll's location. Emma and Claire finally come face to face again.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 44min 2013
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    13. Havenport When Roderick's role as sheriff is called into question, he makes a shocking decision with dangerous implications for the safety of Joey.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 43min 2013
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    14. The End is Near As the season nears its end, Ryan, Parker and Weston prepare to storm the Followers' mansion, but Joe has already put his escape plan in action.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 43min 2013
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    15. The Final Chapter In the explosive Season One finale, Ryan races to stop Joe Carroll before his endgame reaches a deadly conclusion. Meanwhile, Joe leads Claire to a special location where the ultimate showdown between good and evil takes place.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 42min 2013
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    16. Inside The Following Go inside the minds of The Following! The cast and crew of the suspenseful new FOX drama The Following starring Kevin Bacon take you behind the scenes to share in-depth interviews and never-before-seen production footage.

    21min 2013
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    17. Comic-Con 2012: The Following Panel Hear what you can expect from the stars and creators of The Following straight from their Comic-Con 2012 panel.

    13min 2013

Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action & Adventure, Crime
Season year 2013
Network FOX
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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101 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Gareth Butler on 14 April 2013
Format: DVD
The premise of The Following involves Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), a former university professor with a specialism in, and fanatical adoration of, Edgar Allen Poe who, as the series opens, has just broken out of prison where he was serving a sentence for multiple, gruesome murders. Cue the FBI turning to the man who was responsible for putting him behind bars in the first place: former agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon). As a tiny spoiler (the clue, after all, is in the title), it quickly transpires that, during his time in prison, Carroll has succeeded in building up a legion of loyal disciples, all of whom espouse his mantra of death.

The Following could best be described as 24 without the time limit and where terrorists have been replaced with a murderous cult led by a convicted serial killer. The series is utterly captivating whilst being an exercise in frustration; like 24, progress is often one-step-forwards-two-steps-back. Most episodes contain some sort of twist which leaves you constantly guessing, and the anonymity of the cult members leads you to distrust almost all but the best-established characters.

What The Following does well is the depth it gives not only the leading characters, but also a large part of the supporting cast. Unlike 24, the timeline is not completely linear and a lot of the characterisation is built up through flashbacks, which works very effectively. Backstories add to the twists as well as the character development. Bacon is excellent as the troubled hero, dealing with Hardy's physical ailments (a hangover from his first capture of Carroll) and his emotional trauma and deficiencies.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By robert stirling on 30 Jan 2014
Format: DVD
The subject matter of this 1st season,a Hannibal Lecteresque serial killer inspiring a group of potential killers from his prison cell,is the core of the plot;its a simple idea borrowed from the Thomas Harris novel 'Red Dragon' and expanded into several hours of drama,action and killings(mainly by stabbings as noted by many reviewers).

Serial killer James Purefoy does escape,as Lecter did in 'Silence Of The Lambs,' another Harris novel,and conducts a campaign of revenge against the FBI agent who captured him,Kevin Bacon,and uses his followers as the means to bring him down.

I liked the performance of Purefoy having seen him excel in the excellent 'Rome' and in several poor action movies that didn't help his career.Here he has a meaty role and uses it to create a clever,manipulative 'teacher' who goads his followers to commit the crimes that start the manhunt by law enforcement agencies including the FBI of course.

Bacon becomes instrumental in the hunt for Purefoy and his cult, members of which start comming out of the woodwork;herin lies part of the success of this series:you don't know whom has come under the influence of Purefoy and will 'stab' the good guys in the back as the episodes unravel.

It makes for entertaining viewing if you put aside the stabbings.There has been a good build up of the characters on the FBI side and augers well for season 2 I hope.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. J. Ralph on 16 April 2014
Format: DVD
I bought season 1 and am only five episodes in but already I am hooked! It starts
with former F.B.I agent Ryan Hardy (played by a miserable looking Kevin Bacon!)
hot on the case of serial killer Joe Carroll (played brilliantly played by James
Purefoy!). Not only is Joe on the loose but it turns out in prison he has formed a
sort of cult, a "Following" of murderers who are willing to kill at his command!

James Purefoy makes it worth watching. His character Joe Carroll is as charming,
eccentric and charismatic as he is cold blooded, calm and utterly ruthless! The
only thing that doesn't appear to fit is Kevin Bacon. His character is not given a lot
of development and Kevin looks well.... Lost! Like he is trying find the `Footloose 2`
set... I don't think the recent `EE` adverts have helped his career either.

That being said I am sucked in to this... Each episode gets darker... If you enjoyed `Dexter`
then I would recommend giving this show a go!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Big Bear on 3 Mar 2014
Format: DVD
I was given this as a present as I dont have the TV channel. It was intimated to me that this was one of the best series recently - what a massive disappointment. After the promising start in the first couple of episodes, the storyline degenerates into an implausible and incredible set of circumstances. Kevin Bacons character - a former FBI man - seems to have forgotten all he would have been trained in and subsequently does all the wrong things during the action. For me a series must have some credibility to work, and this loses all credibility the more episodes one watches. Holes bigger than the proverbial stagecoach appear and are left unattended, and when the plot looks like providing a sane answer, whoops- lets just invent a new set of circumstances. Sorry but I would have liked this to be a real attention grabbing series - as it is I have asked not to be given the next ones to be released as it just drives you up the wall due to sloppy script writing and ludicrous scenarios that just wouldnt happen. A big no no...
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