Seriously, I strongly warn you to not lean into your screen to get a better look at this monstrosity.
The boring, insufferable second season of The Strain has come to a close, and if you were wondering if perhaps Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s vampire apocalypse “drama” would be pulling out all the stops after what can only be politely be described as “slow” build-up, let me assure you it did not. It stayed just…
Because he’s the only character with the power to put these stupid, boring people out of my misery—and at this point, I don’t just main the main characters, I mean every single person in New York City.
Oh, The Strain. You did not just go there.
Good news, everyone! Something happened on last night’s The Strain. Actually, a few things happened, even though they uniformly proved our heroes are mind-bogglingly incompetent, it’s still a significant improvement over the previous waste of an episode.
As it turns out, I am finally fed up with The Strain’s bullshit. No longer am I charmed by its low-stakes vampire apocalypse, the way the characters stubbornly refuse to have arcs, the way the “plot” moves forward only begrudgingly. But The Strain reached a new low in this past weekend’s episode.
First of all, let me apologize for the lack of last week’s recap. I had to travel very early on Monday morning to NYC for io9/Gawker shenanigans, and was unable to watch last week’s episode, which is a shame, because it was definitely the highlight of the season. Rather than ignore it, I figure I’d give recaps of both…
I know! It sounds crazy! But some major things are finally going down—interesting developments even, that should affect the show’s status quo for the rest of its lifespan—and it’s only taken us until nearly the midpoint of the show’s second season! Whee!
I speak, of course, of the terrible wig the show forced Corey Stoll to wear.
The Strain, FX’s show about a vampire apocalypse that
terrorizes mildly annoys the inhabitants of New York City, has been renewed for season 3. Presumably it will cover the third book of Guillermo del Toro’s trilogy, where the vampires have won. I bet you’ll still be able to get Indian food, though.
For the second season of The Strain, we’ve all been marveling at how unexciting the vampire apocalypse could be. It’s been genuinely impressive, but now the show has managed something I had thought totally impossible—it has managed to remain unexciting despite added a masked Mexican wrestler to the cast.
Namely: “This is bullshit. Why you got me runnin’ around like an asshole?” It’s a valid question that pretty much every character on The Strain deserves to ask of the show.
So New York City is flooded with vampires who wander the streets at night, murdering hundreds of people. As the only people capable of stopping this insanity, you hold the fate of several million survivors in your hands. What do you do? If you answered “Take swimming lessons”, congratulations! You’re a character on …
Guillermo del Toro’s gross vampire virus series The Strain will return to FX this summer, and we’ve got the new season two footage to prove it. The new trailer shows vampires 1, humans 0, and it doesn’t look like things are getting better anytime soon for our heroes.
Avoid the hot, hot burning sun of the summer by staying indoors with all this great new supernatural and science fiction TV — including The Whispers which had better be the best new thing ever or we’re flipping tables, plus spaceship shows!
FX has debuted the first trailer for the second season of Guillermo del Toro's vampire series The Strain, and it appears the ammonia-laden Strigoi fecal matter has completely hit the fan, as the war between humans and the vampires has escalated from covert to "the city is overrun and also on fire."
Wait. That was the season finale?! Well, dammit. I guess it wasn't a bad episode — in fact, it was one of the better episodes of the season — but all my hopes that the series was just biding its time for an insane final act were in vain.
Oh, The Strain. You did it again. You wasted most of another episode — the one before the season finale this time — and had me ready to lose my mind at your continued dawdling. But then you redeemed the whole damn thing with the greatest characters of 2014. Again!
It's the antepenultimate episode of The Strain, so it's high time the show finally got down to business. It's Team Vampire Hunter versus The Master in a no-holds-barred match to the death! Only one side will survive! (Please ignore the fact that there are two episodes left and The Strain was renewed for a second…