When Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water opens in December, audiences are going to be wowed by it. It’s a lush, amazing-looking film, and according to del Toro, its budget was a fraction of what you might think—partially because of another show he produces.
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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.