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'The Walking Dead,' 'The Following,' and 'Hannibal': Less is more when it comes to gore

What, exactly, does getting stabbed sound like? It’s an issue to which the makers of Fox’s serial-killer drama The Following have clearly devoted serious consideration. Stabbings are the show’s money shots, and no effort has been spared to make them sound wet, dense, and destructive, as if a dagger were being plunged into a bag of overripe tomatoes, shaved ice, and Cap’n Crunch. NBC’s Hannibal is more interested in the look of ripping skin, constructing elaborate prostheses to show exactly what it’s like when epidermis is pulled away to expose glistening viscera. Ironically, none of the show’s living characters have human skin tone — they all look like reanimated corpses, the way the Sopranos cast used to in those overstaged “Here’s the new season” ads — but the dead ones are robustly flesh-and-bloody, all moist maroons and magentas. And after four seasons, AMC’s The Walking Dead has become even more refined in its simulations of what disintegrating skull and zombie brain pulp look like when a shotgun shell separates them from an extra’s dirty neck.

These shows are defiantly gross, gory, and explicit. They are, in their ways, everything that horror should be. Except scary. READ FULL STORY

TV Recaps: 'The Following,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' and 'The Bachelor'

Didn’t get a chance to watch The Following, How I Met Your Mother, or The Bachelor last night? Then catch up with our recaps below!

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TV Recap: 'House of Cards,' 'The Following,' and 'The Bachelor'

Missed House of Cards, The Following, or The Bachelor? No problem! Check out EW’s video TV Recaps of the episodes below. READ FULL STORY

TV Recap: 'The Following,' 'The Bachelor,' and 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' -- VIDEO

Weren’t able to catch The Following, The Bachelor, or Real Housewives of Beverly Hills last night? Then watch our video recaps below and see what you missed: READ FULL STORY

TV Recap: 'The Bachelor,' 'The Following,' and 'How I Met Your Mother' -- VIDE)

Did you miss Monday night’s episode of The Bachelor, The Following, or How I Met Your Mother? Catch up with our recap videos below! READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: Grammy Awards, 'American Horror Story: Coven' finale, and more

This week has all the necessary pop-culture ingredients: A great book, a great movie, an awards show, and countless television musts. Get ready to set your DVRs, hit up your local bookstore, and cheer on your favorite performances, because we’ve outlined the perfect way for you to say goodbye to January.
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'The Following': Sam Underwood on THAT season premiere twist

SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t yet watched the debut episode of season 2. READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: 'Downton Abbey' keeps our Winter TV Preview classy

It’s the biggest PBS phenomenon since Sesame Street, and might very well be the classiest thing you do every Sunday night. Yes, Downton Abbey is returning on Jan. 5, and Entertainment Weekly was on the set for season four of the British TV phenomenon. Creator Julian Fellowes’ wildly popular period drama about life on a decadent English countryside estate shocked viewers last season with two major character deaths (we’ll never forget you, Matthew and Sybil!), and the show’s anticipated fourth season promises to be nothing short of shocking, exciting, and traumatic — which is just what we’ve come to expect of the Grantham and Crawley clan. Even guest star Shirley MacLaine was floored by the show’s drama: “When Matthew died I nearly threw a chair at the television. I thought, what is Julian Fellowes doing? It took me a few days to get over it.” READ FULL STORY

'The Following' season 1: Watch the final installments of the video recap series -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS

EW has been counting down the days until The Following‘s return with a series of exclusive recap videos. Below, see the final two installments, which give you a quick refresher on how the season finished off.

A special preview of the season 2 premiere airs Jan. 19 after the NFC Championship. And the season officially kicks off Jan. 27 at 9 p.m. ET. You can watch earlier portions of the recap series here and here. READ FULL STORY

'The Following' season 1 video recaps -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS

The Following premiere may have been scooched to Jan. 27, but the good news? More time to catch up!

To help you, check out parts 3 and 4 of the six-part video series produced by Fox that retells the saga of famed fictional serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy). The final two installments of the videos will be presented exclusively here on EW in the coming weeks before they debut on an upcoming revamped version of the show’s e-book, out Dec. 16.

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