Originally Posted by SNJpage1
Every one in the media was saying it couldnt keep up the pace of the first one. So far I think it has.
This has created the opposite problem: burnout and desensitization. Serial killers are popping out of the woodwork and the protagonist is killing one each episode. "The following" must be a cult of epic proportions in order to keep supplying serial killers for the protagonist to kill at this rate.
This has a two pronged effect (as George Costanza would say). Firstly, it strains the believability of the plot that Joe Carroll has created such a huge following completely unknown to all authorities during his prison stay. Secondly, it makes each one of these followers very unimportant since the audience never gets sufficient time to care about them. A death spiral of character apathy.
Prediction: The series will officially jump the shark when Westin and Parker are revealed to be followers. Westin at the end of season 1., Parker at the end of season 2, assuming the series lasts that long.
I enjoy the show. It's too bad, but it just can't keep the momentum going forever at this pace.