The Following follows FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) as he tries to capture serial killer, Joe Carroll, after he escapes from prison. Carroll's mannerisms and personality remind me a little bit like Hannibal Lector, except he doesn't eat people (I don't think). But before Carroll escaped, he slowly built up and groomed a large network of serial killers to do his bidding and cling to every word he says.
Carroll has a major beef with Hardy with the endgame of kidnapping his son and murdering his Hardy's ex-wife (who Hardy stole from Carroll). The show is pretty intense and can get pretty dark at times, especially for network TV. I tried to get Mary to watch it but she only lasted until someone got stabbed in the eyeball with a screwdriver, just a few minutes into the first episode.
This would have been a great one-season show but I'm interested to see how season two turns out. Hopefully it doesn't go in a hundred different directions and die an ugly death like so many other shows do.