Torrid Streeter wrote:* smiles* Criminal Minds....Now thats a show! However all of their "love" interests have been involved one time or another in the plot. JJ married a cop from a few shows, penelope with the computer geek, then dating a guy who tried to kill her, Reed's love interest was just killed. Both heads of the BAU had their spouses killed.That just goes to prove that most cop shows use that tactic.
I am also a horror fan so The Following is exceedingly MORE graphic than most shows out there.
BTW have you noticed that Criminal Minds is getting more graphic in what they are showing in the new episodes?
I liked only the first two seasons of Criminal Minds, after Gideon left, it was never the same show, it became serial killers for the masses where the entire family can watch it eating pop corn. They made it into this typical pop culture show where the relationships between the protagonists seemed to matter more to the actual episode plots. Aside from some plots that ran for a number of episodes, most episode plots became...generic. That's why my above mention of Criminal Mindes was sarcastic.
And there were some cop shows where the story, the actual story that they wanted to tell, was above all this petty screenplay writing, The Wire...The Shield..
And anyway, even in Criminal Minds, you are now in season 8, ofc they will get it all messed up, they are running out of ideas, as Dexter has become so messed up recently, they simply have exhausted all possible plots and subplots. With The Following, the show is fucked up from the very beginning. Cops who fuck the ex-wives of serial killers, gay serial killers trying to turn guy straight serial killers in threesome with female serial killers. Police, FBI, who apparently cant guard anything. The screenplay is just crap.