January 31, 2014

Horror Hotties- The Girls of The Following (TV)

Sure, most of them end up meeting grisly fates, but that doesn't mean that we didn't love The Girls of The Following while they were still alive!

Let's start out by saying that while The Following has its share of issues. and is far from being the best show on TV, it's still really enjoyable on a Guilty Pleasure level. It pushes the boundaries really well for a Network Show, but it's also pretty formulaic and a lot of what happens on the show each week feels more than implausible. Still, it's one of only three Network Dramas that we watch religiously each week, the others being Hannibal and The Blacklist. We take it at face value and try not to over-analyze it too much. For us, it's escapist fun.

We've enjoyed the first two episodes of Season Two way more than we enjoyed the entire first Season, so that's a promising sign.

Basically this is a show that you watch for three things, and three things only:

1- Kevin Bacon- If we have to explain this one to you, you ain't our crimey.

2- The OMG/WTF Moments- The Following may be light on believability, but it certainly does have its share of awesome moments. Most of them involve gore, but all of them are pretty intense and fun.

3- The Chicks- Not only are the ladies of The Following actually important to the story, but they're all pretty nice to look at too. With a show like this, you need to have a solid Cheescake Factor going on to offset the bleak and nastier elements of the plot...

...which brings us to our Horror Hotties of January, The Girls of The Following!

Not counting Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy (because we're focusing on the ladies here), Valorie Curry and Natalie Zea are the real (sexy) stars of this show. Their characters are actually more than window dressing or victims of the week, and they honestly do a lot for the show, character-wise. They are also smoking hot, which is really the most important thing of all, right?

Natalie Zea is ridiculously hot, talented, and ridiculously hot. The Following, Justified, Californication... the girl is a sexy force to be reckoned with in anything she stars in. *You can keep Under the Dome though, because that show is just painful to watch.

***SPOILERS*** We're firmly holding strong to our theory that Clare is not dead, and that she's in hiding with her son, wherever he is. If she's really and truly dead, then The Following will be a little less pretty each week.

We're not really sure what it is about Valorie Curry and that whole "Evil Pixie" thing that she has going on, but it totally works for us. That blonde hair and lip ring look is perfect, and it almost reminds us of her Veronica Mars days...

***SPOILERS*** We have a feeling that Emma is going to end up aligning against Joe Carroll this season, since he apparently told everyone else but her that he's still alive. Hell hath no fury like an Evil Pixie scorned. It's in the Bible.

Jessica Stroup and Connie Nielsen are the new girls on the block this season, and we don't know if they're really good or evil yet; we trust no one on this show, and especially not the hot chicks! Until one (or both) of them turn on Ryan Hardy and break his heart even further than it already is, we'll be fans of theirs. After that, all bets are off!

There have been a bunch of other gorgeous ladies that have come and gone from The Following, but we can't really list them here, because, overkill. Whether big role or small, long stay or short appearance, we will never forget them.

The ladies of The Following definitely make out Monday night's more enjoyable, and for that, we thank them.

*On a fun note, the girl in the 2nd picture down is Carissa Capobianco; a girl that we featured way back in 2008 as a future Horror Hottie. Think it's a coincidence that she has a big career now? Well, it's not!

Check out her original Horror Hottie post HERE.

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