Finished watching the first three episodes. I can confirm that The Strain > The Following. One of the best shows on TV right now. I'm down to see the rest of the season because sh*t looks like it's about to go down. Hospital scene where the bodies come to life will give me nightmares!
This show really reminds of Stephen King's writing. There's a definite The Stand vibe going on here as we meet our heroes, some not even aware of the existence of the others, while the bad guys plot in the background, the rest of the world completely oblivious.
Also is this the first time Kevin Durand has played a hero? I mean I'm assuming the EXTERMINATOR will be one of the heroes. He loves cats, is good with children, and kills vermin.