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Today seems like one of the biggest days so far, regarding news about the highly popular convention, San Diego Comic Con. FX Network, home of some of todays biggest shows, announced it’s line up for

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“Loved Ones” ended up being another wheel spinner for The Strain, though at least it didn’t feature a misstep as egregious as the reveal of The Master’s design (coincidentally The Master’s one big appearance this

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I was joking last week when I said that The Strain was following The Star Trek strategy of making every other entry watchable. But following “The Disappeared” I can’t help but wonder if I was

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We had the great opportunity to have a conversation with Sean Astin (Goonies, Lord of the Rings) recently to have a conversation about his stint on FX‘s The Strain as Jim Kent. ALERT!  ( contains spoilers for the

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I am on the verge of developing a kind of Star Trek like “Every Other Episode Of The Strain Is Good” theory because low and behold, after last week’s lackluster “For Services Rendered” comes “Creatures

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Another wheel spinner from The Strain. “For Services Rendered” isn’t as egregious about it as some of the previous episodes.

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“Occultation” shows The Strain, at its best, or if that’s too strong a term at least playing to its strengths. At the very least it serves a reminder that said strengths aren’t negligible and the

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This week’s episode of The Strain, “Runaways” was a marked improvement over “Not For Everyone”, which firmly puts it in the “low bar to clear” territory. While not without its problems, there was nothing as

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After last week’s brief spike in quality this week’s episode of The Strain, “It’s Not For Anyone” er- excuse me “It’s Not For Everyone”, settled back into the same old holding patterns. With characters who

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So far with The Strain I feel as if I have been, if not precisely damning it with faint praise, then to borrow a phrase from Ratatouille, “Toasting its non idiocy!” Yes I am aware

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As far as I was concerned the biggest hurdle that The Strain had for developing into a viable ongoing series was its characters. For a creator who has created so many memorable and eccentric characters

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The debut of The Strain came with a lot of expectations. Both for the critical pedigree of the creator’s involved, a collaboration between arguably the most respected genre filmmaker of his generation and the co

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Point One: You would be hard pressed to find a bigger Guillermo del Toro fan than I. Point Two: I didn’t care for The Strain trilogy much at all. Frankly I thought the pairing of Del

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The Strain is the new series coming to your television screen this Sunday. Here’s a mini list of reasons why you should watch it accompanied with some more non-list words about what makes it great.

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