We got sucked in by the incessant marketing of The Following. I like Kevin Bacon, Jen does not but we both thought it was worth a try. We watched the premiere. We won't be watching any more. It is a truly contemptible piece of television. It has the graphic violence of Criminal Minds, the tortured yet brilliant protagonist of any Sherlock Holmes rip-off, the impossibly connected and clairvoyant antagonist of The Mentalist, and a collective of jack-ass sidekicks that were all probably on NCIS:Los Angeles at some point. This show breeds despair. I do not recommend it.
Besides that, we've started in on Fringe, thanks to Netflix. I had never watched it, thinking it was a blatant rip-off of the X-Files. And it is that, but it's still pretty enjoyable. Besides a common theme of supernatural FBI cases, Fringe also shares a sense of humour with the X-Files and that can make all the difference with a show. We've only ventured in a couple shows of the first season but it's pretty solid filler so far.