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Television Review

‘The Following’ is dark but not so deep

‘The Silence of the Lambs” continues to have a following among TV producers. This dark, fast-moving new Fox series, “The Following,” could easily be named after them.

Serial-killing-obsessed series such as “CSI” and “Criminal Minds” still borrow from that landmark 1991 movie, which was a rapt study of Hannibal Lecter’s obsessions, his logic, his amorality, and his charisma. A series directly based on novelist Thomas Harris’s character, “Hannibal,” is coming to NBC in the spring or summer.

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