For The Following, Revolution, and Cult… holy crap
The Following: BEAUTIFUL. I love Kevin Williamson so muhuhuhuhuch. It was terrifying and violent and GOOD. But it did have some issues, like really typical police procedual dynamics in parts of the show.
Revolution: The premise of this is absolutely nutso. All forms of electricity stop working all at once. From power plants to batteries to cars. IT MAKES NO SENSE. That said, you get over it in about ten minutes. And after that… if you’re not a supernatural fan, here’s what you need to know: Giancarlo Esposito is still awesome. I feel like this show deserves a chance. If you don’t watch and don’t like it, I would more than understand.
If you are a Supernatural fan: KRIPKEEEEEEE! Okay so there’s two siblings and they have this big life-altering event when the older is just old enough to remember but the younger is a baby and then you skip ahead and the kids grow up some and their dad dies/leaves and their mom has been dead for a while and the older one keeps going on about the importance of family and don’t ever trust the mysterious love interest, yes I am talking about Revolution here. My favorite part of the show was probably someone calling the older one (who is admittedly female) out on being overdramatic about family.
Cult: MAN. It was cheesy and a mess but also brilliant. If you don’t know the premise of the show, go look it up now
I’m serious. Go, it’s inspired.
Pros: first of all Matt Davis is so FREAKIN attractive. Second of all, great parodies of cop shows, CW shows, fans, LOST, etc. Robert Knepper is so creepy. Alona Tal is brilliant. Cons: The female lead was really bad, and more importantly, the plot was already confused and overweighted by the end of the pilot.
WHY would you make a tv show about a tv show and give the real show and the fake show the same name? Because you hate your audience?
Also the amount of similarities between these shows was ridiculous. I would say the worst thing about Following, IMO, is how incredibly similar it is to the intentionally bad show-within-a-show on Cult