I like BATES MOTEL - it's an inventive reimagining of the classic Psycho, and it's sinister. I like HANNIBAL, too, another reimagining of a classic story, and truly elegant horror. I like SLEEPY HOLLOW - what a fun romp through the supernatural. But I love THE FOLLOWING. In fact, I'd admit to being nearly obsessed with it in an "I can't wait for the next episode" way when watching a season before it's released to video.
Not since episodes of the old Hitchcock series, The Twilight Zone, and The Outer Limits has television honestly scared me. But THE FOLLOWING does - every episode. Each one is filled with surprises and shocks, and there's no sense of security at all left to a viewer. It's akin to what Hitchcock did by killing off Janet Leigh so early in Psycho, leaving viewers with no safety net about the characters living or dying from that moment on. Same here. Kevin Williamson of Scream fame, who created the show, learned his lessons well. You'll never watch in comfort. But the almost non-stop action, suspense, and shock will keep you wildly entertained.