If you’re anything like me, a story has to hook me from the first. It doesn’t matter if it’s a book, short story, stage performance, or screenplay. If you get me emotionally invested within the first five minutes, I’ll endure anything. As proof, I offer the fact that I watched the entire season of The Following based on the first two episodes, even though the story became somewhat cliché after. How many times can a crack FBI agent get hit in the back of the head? Apparently, many.
Here’s a bit of the scene: