Here we are, kiddos, that's all she wrote! The series finale of "The Following"! Who knew this run would end so early? I had my suspicions, but I thought it'd at least survive for a 4th Season. But as I've said before, it's better for a series to get canceled while it's still good than for it to stick around long enough to become "Dexter". And given the serialized nature of "The Following" and the fact that each season is more or less a self-contained story, and Joe Carroll is no longer with us, it's not like "The Following" is ending with MAJOR plot points left unfinished. If the series had ended in Season Two, that'd be awesome. But here we are at Season Three and The Series Finale, time to take us home.
I should have know there was something up when "The Following" schedule showed some doubled up episodes. In case you haven't heard the news already, "The Following" has been officially canceled by FOX. At first I was surprised but after giving it some thought, I realized it was for the best. The show has 2 Seasons in the hole and a 3rd about to wrap up and while Season 2 got better later on, it was pretty much the show's last hurrah. Not to mention with Joe Carroll being executed (c'mon, that REALLY should have been the finale) it was unrealistic to think "The Following" would survive. But I'm here until the ship goes down and covering episodes 12 and 13. Let's dive in!
I never thought I'd see the day when Joe Carroll was executed but, it happened. Kudos to the writing team for having the guts to kill off such an important character and while his presence is still there in some capacity, he's not around physically to cause his own joyous and sarcastic brand of mayhem. Granted, having Joe around, the writers would have to think of more convoluted ways to keep Joe alive and they'd have been less and less believable as the series went on, so Joe's death was necessary. Now Theo's taking hold as the main villain but will The Bret Hart of serial killers last? Let's get to the action!
Here we are folks, The finale of "Gotham". When this project began I considered it an misbegotten project that appeared to be destined for failure. I didn't say what I said out of spite or hatred for the project, but a prequel series about Batman without Batman...c'mon, need we look any further than "Birds Of Prey"? But DC has been killing it in the TV game, what with "Smallville" ushering it in and now Green Arrow, Flash and John Constantine (of all people) have their show, so why not a Batman prequel TV show? Since "Gotham" began airing, I've pretty much said the same thing I've always said "It's a mediocre cop drama with Batman bits sprinkled." and thus far "Gotham" hasn't done anything to make me retract that statement. And I hold by that statement and I'll add "If this had nothing to do with Batman, this show would've been canceled in a few episodes.". But it's been declared that "Gotham" has been renewed for a 2nd Season, is this something to look forward too? Well let's dive in: