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Monday on TV: 'The Following' is dumb and dumber
I don't dislike The Following (7 and 8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) just because it's a bloody mess - literally. Or just because I fail to see the entertainment value in yet another unoriginal show about a serial killer.
I dislike it because it's remarkably stupid. And the laziest writing on TV.
Season 1 was filled with illogical situations and outcomes that made absolutely no sense at all. Season 2 began with the dumbest of horror tropes - the killer, who appeared to killed in an explosion at the end of Season 1, is not-so-remarkably alive at the beginning of Season 2.<
And, no, I'm not giving anything away. The Season 2 premiere, which is being repeated tonight at 7 p.m., aired eight days ago. It won't be any smarter the second time around.
Elsewhere on TV ...
How I Met Your Mother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The mother reveals how she met Ted, from her perspective.
The Bachelor (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The bachelor and the women travel to Korea.
Hollywood Game Night (7 and 8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A pair of new episodes.
Heart of Dixie (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Wade meets Vivian's son.
NBA (7 p.m., ROOT): Sacramento Kings at Utah Jazz
Being Human (7 and 10 p.m., Syfy): There's a new vampire boss in town.
Mike & Molly (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Mike and Molly move in with Peggy.
Beauty and the Beast (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Cat, Tess and Tori are taken hostage.
Bitten (8 and 11 p.m., Syfy): Elena and Clay work together.
Mom (8:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Christy wants to get to know her father.
Castle (9:01 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): A staffer at a fan magazine is found dead.
The Blacklist (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Red tips Liz off to a baby-stealing ring.