The death of Joe Carroll on last week’s THE FOLLOWING may be the death knell for the series, assuming Carroll is really dead, as it is very close to cancellation already but that was the best death scene in a TV show I've ever seen (even better than Gus Fring's) and the best execution scene in a TV show (granted, a limited category). The episode as a whole was one of the show's best. If the intent of those running the show is to keep Joe Carroll alive in Ryan Hardy's mind tormenting him and perhaps twisting him into someone evil (which they've done a bit even before his execution) well that would be awesome, far darker than almost anything I've seen on TV before.... RIP Joe Carroll - great TV villain, More Joker than Hannibal Lecter, fab, fun, scary performance throughout by James Purefoy.
A bit late to the party I know but the last few weeks I’ve started watching and enjoying the TV shows ORPHAN BLACK and THE AMERICANS. BLACK is a clever statement on women’s bodies and who controls them couched in exciting action sci-fi plotlines about cloning. Tatiana Maslaney who plays all the different cloned versions of herself is great. I especially like Helena the psycho Ukrainian assassin clone....THE AMERICANS is even better. Not a political show (I actually root for the Russian spies) more about marriage and trust in a crazy situation. Shades of BREAKING BAD in the relationship between the Jennings and their FBI neighbor who doesn’t know he’s chasing them. A lot of the missions they undertake remind me of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE- Love the crazy disguises....Also the early 80’s setting - great new wave soundtrack!