Kevin Bacon is was outstanding and I can see why he took this role, the script is quite amazing. Kevin Bacon plays ex-cop Ryan Hardy who was taken out of the field after getting stabbed near the heart by a serial killer he was chasing while saving a girl.
James Purefoy plays Joe Carroll, who is the primary antagonist. Carroll isn't any regular bad guy, he's a genius and an artistic man. He thinks himself as a modern day Edgar Allen Poe who thought "The death of a beautiful woman is the most beautiful thing in the world".If you've seen the movie Law Abiding Citizen, well he is kind of like that guy, he maneuvers his killings from prison. He really is the perfect villain as the protagonists can maintain contact with him, even visually, they still know he is the one who is perpetrating the killings. Making this show very unique.
With an above average plot and two very good actors, how could this show go bad? If the rest of the series is anything like the pilot, this show will have great success. This show isn't just another sheep in a field of snow, it's new, different, and has a twist.