The Strain Season 2

The Strain Season 2 Review

The Strain struggled throughout it’s second season. The sharp focus was left to finding a book, protecting a child from it’s vampire mother, and a really bad love triangle. There were some more things out there, but not much. At the end of the day I was left wanting more and feeling even less satisfied…

The Strain - "Fallen Light"

The Strain – “Fallen Light” Review

Justine is out there actually making a difference in this battle with the vampires. She’s doing work. She wants her officers to be compensated. it’s beyond reasonable. However, she’s being met with some fierce opposition. The mayor doesn’t like that people are being extorted or in the words of Justine taxed. Under normal circumstances that…

The Strain - "Intruders"

The Strain – “Intruders” Review

Watching Eichorst make up Kelly was was suitably creepy. Whereas Eichorst is well adjusted and doesn’t look like the disgusting abomination that Kelly is. He’s teaching her to speak to control her muscles. (Which by the way with all her twitching I’m surprised she gained enough control to drive a car. I don’t believe it.)…

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The Strain – “The Born” Review

The flashback that was presented this episode was extremely interesting. Seeing the vampire fighting in Roman times was fascinating. it’s a very different way to see the vampires in a way we haven’t dealt with so far. The way he lathered up and stayed in the shade to fight to the death was an engaging…

The Strain - "Identity"

The Strain – “Identity” Review

Eph is wasting no time going to work and I’m glad. If he was dallying and going for drinks rather than immediately going to work, I would have questioned his devotion to this cause. However, once Eph felt like he had everything int he bag he didn’t mind going out for drinks or hooking up…

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The Strain – “Quick and Painless” Review

We can finally find see how the police are handling clearing out the vampires that are cluttering the streets. Watching the sweep as the two cops went from apartment to apartment felt like proper horror. They moved from room to room, sometimes encountering nothing and other times running into children vampire. Though it was rather…

The Strain - "Fort Defiance"

The Strain – “Fort Defiance” Review

I didn’t expect to see the return of our Rocker vampire. He was a nice welcome because while the other vampires are plenty terrifying, seeing the sentience that we get from Gabriel. There’s just something more threatening when you are facing a beast that can think and maybe even outsmart you. Ephraim and Nora are…

The Strain - "By Any Means"

The Strain – “By Any Means” Review

Kelly may be a vampire, with only a prey instinct, but she seems to have lingering memories of her connection to her son. That is exactly what the master is trying to use against his enemy. That said, it’s rather disturbing watching her do whatever vampire behavior was going on with the newly turned blind…

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The Strain Season 1 Review

The Strain started it’s season alright. It was just alright, nothing special, but very early on it was clear there were something there that could make the show special. Unfortunately, The Strain often struggled to show everyone else that it deserved to be watched. There was a very long stint particularly in the early part…