• Stalker: Disturbing Shock and Horror

    by  • September 8, 2014 • Paleyfest • 1 Comment

    Stalker aims to tell stories about terrorized innocents – but it succeeds in terrorizing viewers.Pilot

    Beth Davis leads the Threat Assessment Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department, an organization which deals with the crime of stalking. Paired with the uptight Beth is a womanizing transfer from the New York police, Jack Larsen. The two must deal with their own issues (Beth is a victim of stalking herself, while Jack is “stalking” his ex-girlfriend Amanda, in an attempt to forge a relationship with their son) while also helping the victims of crimes of intimidation and revenge.    

    From producer Kevin Williamson (creator of Fox’s serial killer/murder cult program The Following) comes yet another dark, deeply disturbing series centered on terrorized innocents preyed upon by ultra-violent psychopaths. The first episode opened with a woman and her car being doused with gasoline by a stalker, then set on fire and blown up. Another victim, a college student, claims he and his girlfriend were surreptitiously filmed having sex by his former roommate. Beth “stalks the stalker,” and beats the “punk-ass little twit,” then tells him “I can lie better than you, and they’ll believe me. They always do.” A third stalker kidnaps, binds, and tortures his victim. Also included are many creepy, sinister scenes showing stalkers’ methods of following, spying on, and harassing innocents. In addition, Larson constantly leers at and makes unwelcome, sexually-charged remarks to Beth. Children, teens, and any other viewers who don’t want nightmares are advised to stay away.

    Stalker premieres Wednesday, October 1st at 10:00 p.m. ET on CBS.

    Take a look yourself and tell us what you think in our comments below!

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    Christopher Gildemeister is the PTC’s Head of Research Operations. He began as an Entertainment Analyst at the PTC in 2005. From 2007-2016, he was Senior Writer/Editor, responsible for communicating the PTC’s message to the public through newsletters, columns, and the PTC Watchdog blog. Dr. Gildemeister holds a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America.

    One Response to Stalker: Disturbing Shock and Horror

    1. Who, Me?
      September 13, 2014 at 11:28 am

      Looks like I will stick with ME-TV and Antenna TV. Oh, for the good old days.

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