Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Following is a prime-time crime drama that plays like a horror film, with sudden jolts and gory scenes that are extremely disturbing. Viewers will see dead bodies and plenty of blood, plus violent acts like a woman stabbing herself in the eye. Sexual content and language are tame by comparison, but there's some adult-oriented innuendo and regular use of words like "damn," "hell," and "ass." The main character also struggles with alcoholism and psychological issues.
Some suggestions of nudity and sexual activity, but nothing graphic.
Violence is shocking and surprisingly gory, with sudden stabbings, hangings, and plenty of blood.
Characters use words like "damn," "hell," "ass," etc.
The tone is extremely dark, painting the world as a violent and dangerous place with an overarching sense of distrust and foreboding.
Drugs / Tobacco /
The main character has a drinking problem. In one scene, he fills a water bottle with vodka, etc.