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Review: 'The Following' is a warped thrill ride

4:22 PM, Jan. 21, 2013
This undated publicity photo shows Kevin Bacon, front right, as former FBI agent Ryan Hardy, who is called out of retirement to track down James Purefoy, (fourth from left) as Joe Carroll, in the new psychological thriller
This undated publicity photo shows Kevin Bacon, front right, as former FBI agent Ryan Hardy, who is called out of retirement to track down James Purefoy, (fourth from left) as Joe Carroll, in the new psychological thriller "The Following," premiering Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, on Fox. From rear left are cast members, Nico Tortorella, Valorie Curry, Adan Canto, Natalie Zea, Kyle Catlett, Shawn Ashmore and Annie Parisse.
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You knew eventually the broadcast networks would follow where cable leads.

Oh, not toward a serious, demanding drama like "Mad Men;" that Emmy standard-bearer may win awards, but it draws too few viewers to interest broadcast executives. No, what they're feeling is a more primal, visceral attraction: the constant threat of violence and outbursts of gore that propel "The Walking Dead" and have made it a magnet for the young, male audience their advertisers so desire.

So Fox brings us "The Following," (Fox, Monday 8 p.m. CT) one of the most violent, and certainly the most frightening, series ...

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