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Old February 7 2014, 09:45 AM   #16
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Re: The Strain (Guillermo del Toro's New FX Summer Show)

Hmm, read the first two books but haven't got around to finding the third. To be honest I found it more than a little derivative, interesting but it didn't really add anything new to the genre.
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Old July 14 2014, 08:26 AM   #17
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Watched the first episode. I liked it, it felt different than a lot of other horror movies or shows. Would have been nice if they didn't telegraph all the scares, but still, I think I'll come back next week.
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Old July 14 2014, 02:44 PM   #18
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I found it creepy enough to stick with it for a season.
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Old July 14 2014, 03:13 PM   #19
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i'm still interested...but my wife felt it was going to be cheezy..

Should i keep trying to get my wife to watch (she WAS really excited to see it, but was disappointed)
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Old July 14 2014, 09:27 PM   #20
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I enjoyed it, nice set-up for the series.

Clever the way they homaged Dracula by having this vampire arrive in New York in the same fashion that Stoker had Dracula arrive in London -- on a mysterious vessel full of murdered people. Just instead of a sailing ship (the Demeter, I think), this vampire arrives on a plane filled with his victims. A nice little update to the classic story while still keeping the bit about the coffin. Well done.

I hope the series maintains this level of quality for the remainder of the season.
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Old July 14 2014, 11:59 PM   #21
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I liked it, too, though I'm struggling to figure out why Berlin seems to be the city all of this originates from. Seems like a strange choice to me. Are they trying to imply some kind of Nazi association somehow?
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Old July 15 2014, 12:27 AM   #22
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Well, the arm tattoo certainly implies there's some of that going on.

And gets them the same general area without having to just call out Transylvania or Romania directly. Plus, can you get a direct flight from Romania to JFK? Honestly not sure...
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Old July 15 2014, 06:02 PM   #23
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After looking on Expedia, most are one or two stops, but reasonably priced.
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Old July 15 2014, 06:07 PM   #24
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I've got it recorded. I wasn't a fan of the book at all. It really couldn't settle on a tone. But, I suppose it is possible that it spawned a good adaptation.
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Old July 15 2014, 09:52 PM   #25
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I thought it was a bit meh, some interesting ideas, some boring characters, some atrocious dialogue, but I'm still on board, we'll see...
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Old July 16 2014, 02:04 AM   #26
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I disliked the book, but might check out the show anyway.
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Old July 16 2014, 01:44 PM   #27
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Finnaly a Vampire story that isn't about two fangs, pretty faces and a silly romance.

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Old July 16 2014, 07:45 PM   #28
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Are these worms related to the bugs that tried to take over the Federation?
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Old July 16 2014, 10:22 PM   #29
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Agreed Starbrow.

The premier had a couple of dopey moments but the 'monster' twist has me over-looking those and anticipating more. I definitely like this one more than Extant, so far.
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Old July 17 2014, 03:16 AM   #30
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Re: The Strain (Guillermo del Toro's New FX Summer Show)

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Finnaly a Vampire story that isn't about two fangs, pretty faces and a silly romance.

Ain't that the truth...for the first time in years, vampires are truly frightening, and not just some lame dashing romantic figures.
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