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I thought The Following was complete garbage, a waste of two very good talents in Bacon and Purefoy.

Was? As sad as it sounds, 'The Following' will return for a new season of mindless mayhem next year. Bacon and Purefoy are no doubt regretting this surprising straitjacket on their careers. But they're probably still cashing the checks. wink.gif
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Was? As sad as it sounds, 'The Following' will return for a new season of mindless mayhem next year. Bacon and Purefoy are no doubt regretting this surprising straitjacket on their careers. But they're probably still cashing the checks. wink.gif
Well, "was" as far as I'm concerned, I'll never view another episode of the show. smile.gif
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That was the jarring thing about the first season. The show was so grimly realistic in setting up the area, and then having a nearly comic book villain? It didn't fit. Might as well had Godzilla show up and wreck the bridge. smile.gif

More like having Godzilla relieve himself on the bridge.

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I thought The Following was complete garbage, a waste of two very good talents in Bacon and Purefoy.

Every character with an IQ of 73 ... except, of course, the mastermind who clearly is somewhere around 273.

Hated it!
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Season premier this Wednesday!
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The season has a new big bad in the form of Franka Potente too. Who isn't a serial killer thankfully! It appears she just kills people in the usual horrible ways.

http://www.zap2it.com/blogs/the_brid...erview-2014-07

is ditching the serial killer story arc of Season 1 in its second season, which means the FX series will have new types of villains. The main one who is introduced in Season 2, episode 1 is Eleanor Nacht, a terrifying woman played to perfection by Franka Potente.

At an event promoting the Season 2 premiere of "The Bridge," Potente called the series "one of my top 3 experience I've worked on." (The other two are "Run Lola Run" and "The Princess and the Warrior," for the record.) She admits to Zap2it and a small group of reporters that her biggest concern with her story arc is that she won't be the main villain.

"I'm kind of nervous because we've never seen her do anything. So I'm like, 'God, don't flip a [U-turn] on me and have it be someone else,' because in my mind I'm the one doing all [the killing]," she says.

Little is known about Eleanor when she is introduced, and like all things on "The Bridge," learning her full history will take some time. But Potente teases of her character, a shunned Mennonite who is working for the cartel, that "Fausto promised her revenge for something in some sort of shape and form."

"She has a very self-confident way of going about things, and I think because she's not scared to die and she doesn't give a s*** about money, which is two very important things that manage living, that makes her pretty dangerous actually," Potente says.

Even with Season 2 going in a different direction from Season 1, Potente feels there's plenty for "The Bridge" fans to love about the upcoming season. "It's really getting more into the underbelly of every person. If you remember, we left off with Marco's son being killed," she says. "Everybody's pain and past, people are trying to close chapters and end things. It's really driven by that. It's much more personal."

Eleanor is a scary lady, but Potente says she isn't concerned about bringing the terrifying nature of her character home with her. "I come home after bloody machete stuff and I come home and there's a 3-year-old who says, 'Mommy, I want you to draw an octopus,'" she says. "That always prevails."

Potente adds of playing Eleanor, "You can't act like a bad person, but you can act someone who just listens and who just stares and someone who doesn't give a s*** about dying or money, but all that she wants is revenge. Who's crazy dark inside but very vulnerable, surprising herself. Those are the things that are fun."

Just because Eleanor is the villain of "The Bridge" Season 2 doesn't mean she needs to die at the end of it -- at least, she doesn't according to Potente. "I hope I don't die," Potente says. "I can keep doing this for years."



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"Run Lola Run"

Excellent addition to the cast.
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Found a piece today about The Bridge on the Grantland site. It was written by the always, to me at least, excellent Andy Greenwald. Greenwald likes the way the show has embraced its weirdness and now evinces signs of becoming something special. I hope so because I have admired the talent of its large ensemble cast.
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Anybody that might happen to read this and recorded 'The Bridge' tonight it ran over 15 minutes, the Directv guide was wrong, the one on Comcast was correct. It looks like the only repeat is the immediate one following the show and one next Tuesday night at midnight. so if you have a chance you need to pad 30 minutes to the repeat showing on Directv. The combined showings will end up 30 minutes later than they are listed in the guide.

That's pitiful that Directv can't keep the guide data correct.
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Eleanor(Franka Potente) is one cool customer, and spilling tea on her isn't a great idea. LOL
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Anybody that might happen to read this and recorded 'The Bridge' tonight it ran over 15 minutes, the Directv guide was wrong, the one on Comcast was correct. It looks like the only repeat is the immediate one following the show and one next Tuesday night at midnight. so if you have a chance you need to pad 30 minutes to the repeat showing on Directv. The combined showings will end up 30 minutes later than they are listed in the guide.

That's pitiful that Directv can't keep the guide data correct.
That's odd, my HR24 recorded it correctly and I only padded it by 1 min when setting up the series recording.
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I know there's some animal sensitive people around, but I'm curious how Eleanor ended up all bloodied and had to shower naked in some open place and that guy ended up in the hybrid car with a dead dog..

Nice Kruger acting chops on this one... maybe is the Asperger's but sleeping with your sister killer's brother? that was certainly weird

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That's odd, my HR24 recorded it correctly and I only padded it by 1 min when setting up the series recording.
That is odd, mine sure didn't, I was watching so it didn't bother me, I started about 20 minutes or so in, but my guide definitely listed it as 1 hour and the repeat that followed it as 1 hour. I don't know what the deal is.
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