'Following' courts controversy

Actors Shawn Ashmore, Jeannane Goossen, Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Natalie Zea and Kyle Cattlet on...

Actors Shawn Ashmore, Jeannane Goossen, Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Natalie Zea and Kyle Cattlet on the new drama, "The Following," premiering midseason on FOX.

Bill Harris, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:33 AM ET

PASADENA, Calif. - The Following has been put in a bit of an uncomfortable situation because of what it's following.

A consistent line of questioning at the recent Television Critics Association tour centred upon the relationship, if any, between TV and movie violence, and the percentage of people prone to committing violent acts in real life.

The violent acts that have plagued society in the past few months have been well documented, so there is no need to detail them here.

Specifically with regard to The Following, which debuts Monday on Fox and CTV, I have to tell you what my honest first reaction was when I watched it:

Sigh, ANOTHER show about killers. More specifically, another show about serial killers.

I almost felt guilty watching it.

 


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