The Strain - "Last Rites"

The Strain – “Last Rites”

It’s easy to forget that the entire mess in New York has been caused because of one man, Eldritch Palmer. A man who has been bedridden and ultimately inert the entire season. Yes, he’s been pulling strings, but you don’t fee much of an impact from him or threatened by him. He’s unimportant and whether…

The Strain - "The Third Rail"

The Strain – The Third Rail

Can I go ahead and throw it out there, but if Abraham carved the masters coffin while at a Nazi work camp, he would be in his late 80s (maybe even early 90s). Nearly 15 years older than the actor, David Bradley, actually is. That is one very old man fighting against the nazis. Unless…

The Strain - "The Disappeared"

The Strain – The Disappeared

It must have been very satisfying to for Eph to take out his smug ex-wife’s boyfriend. Very satisfying, even though it must have put the fear of life in him knowing that his son was being attacked. Thankfully, the kid isn’t stupid and managed to fend for himself until his dad came in at just…

The Strain - "Creatures of the Night"

The Strain – Creatures of the Night

The one thing that has repeatedly bothered me about this show is how oblivious our core science team seems to be in relation to popular culture. They all seem to be aware of the lore of vampires. However, whenever they encounter these vampires actually behaving like the creatures of lore, they are stunned. I mean…

The Strain - "For Services Rendered"

The Strain – For Services Rendered

We may not have seen many ill effects from the eclipse last week. Only a few strange happenings as the eclipse came off as a minor problem. We learned for certain that wasn’t quite the case. When Joan’s husband returned after a long flight, he wasn’t in the mood to learn that his kids weren’t…

The Strain - "Occultation"

The Strain – Occultation

Clearly there must either be a hierarchy or learning process that is associated with being a vampire. Eichorst is proof that vampires are capable of higher thought processes. His mere existence confirms that vampires can possess control and be more than just the mindless beasts that Vasiliy saw running around the sewers of New York.…

The Strain - "Runaways"

The Strain – “Runaways”

The strain knows how to pump up the monstrosity. These are not vapires like on True Blood or The Vampire Diaries, these are nasty bloodsucking monsters. If you were to encounter a vampire on The Strain in your life, you wouldn’t want to be seduced by these creates who are missing parts and have lost…

The Strain - "It's Not for Everyone"

The Strain – It’s Not For Everyone

The episode picked up right where it left off with Eph, Martinez, and Jim dealing with the dead body of the former pilot on the floor. The scientists they are wish to experiment, but they want to honor his death. This meant dissecting the former pilot and they found that he had an entirely different…

The Strain – Gone Smooth

It was creepy seeing Thomas’ transformation into his common appearance was eerie. Seeing him in his true state was a bit off setting. And his bit by bit additions that made him a real person was unsettling. He preened himself into this image of something false as he tries to pass for human. Jim Kent…

The Strain "The Box"

The Strain – The Box

I like when characters behave like real people would. So I was thoroughly thrilled when Gus ran off after the coffin he was transporting rattled and tossed him back five feet. Yes, that was a wonderfully fantastic and real reaction to a very strange circumstance. Considering this show is a vampire show, it’s good that…

The Strain – Night Zero

Planes are inherently scary places. You put a lot of trust in a flight and 99.9% of the time there is no issue. However, horror movies seem joyful to point out how trapped you become in a plane. Should disease spread you are trapped. Should a dangerous animal manage to get smuggled in to the…