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Re: FX's The Strain

I still like the Following more. Not sure why you guys are saying the Strain is better when we've only seen 3 episodes. But it's definitely interesting with the potential to be great. I'm enjoying it for sure.
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I liked that scene at the beginning with the Nazi vampire doing his make-up. I guess that's what women mean when they say they're gonna go 'put their face on'

Talking of LOST, Martin Keamy is in this show (the exterminator/cop). Oh OK, just realised that's Kevin Durand. I'm not good at remembering actor's names. Anyway, KEAMY



Dude is an ice-cold, BAMF

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Bah gawd if they give us Keamy vs. Kurrgan

It'll be more epic than Keamy vs. Sayid



Alright enough LOST videos.

Eph's OK, a bit cliche/predictable but he's growing on me. By the way, that chick he works with > his ex-wife

Also lol'd at the Vampiro-looking rock star dude's dick just falling off into the toilet. Okay. That was...something.

Show needs more David Bradley though. Clearly gonna be the MVP if he isn't already. Plus that Mexican guy. Don't think he was in the last episode at all.


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Also lol'd at the Vampiro-looking rock star dude's dick just falling off into the toilet. Okay. That was...something.
Shit, man... my hair is falling out. What is going on here... what is wrong with my eyes?!?!

Oops, my dick n balls just fell off... no worries.

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Coreys hair is a thing of wonder!

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Watched the first 3 episodes yesterday. The concept is interesting but the show is full of cliche's and stupid writing. The shitty acting at times (especially in the first ep) didn't help either. Will continue to see the story unfold but I'm not very impressed.

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This is all right. I really like the vampires are portray in this. Reminds me of the vampires in Blade 2
Also, has Del Toro fingerprints all over it, he directed 2.

I'm liking it so far, not blown away though, or jumped to my 'must see' that day series yet either.


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So I watched the first three episodes extremely late this past night/really morning after receiving a strong recommendation from someone I always trust and now I'm completely hooked.

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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.
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I'm certainly sensing a "The Stand vibe" from this as well, with all of the apocalyptic subtexts and themes. This series three episodes in is a gloriously gory and garish depiction of good and evil. I applaud how shrewdly inveigling Richard Sammel's Thomas Eichorst is. He retains the vampiric quality of being a seducer but he pries what he wants from others by supplying them with what they most want for someone they love. The scene between him and Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) was delightful. I'm a bit amused that the series seems to be tipping its proverbial hat to the Sidney Lumet film The Pawnbroker with the Jewish Holocaust survivor setting up shop in Harlem, having lost his wife... Love all of the cynicism this series exhibits as well, noting how all-powerful the villains appear to be while Abraham is stuck in jail and Ephraim and Nora haplessly refuse to speak to him for way too long despite his knowing so very much back at the airport, while they themselves are blocked from pursuing the truth of the "dead airplane" by the self-serving political bureaucracy. There's a little bit of a retooled Jaws in that strand of The Strain, too.

And Lance Henriksen narrating the pilot was a superb choice. I hope they bring him back for the finale because you can never go wrong with Henriksen, haha, and for the symmetry...

Eagerly looking forward to the fourth episode!


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So I watched the first three episodes extremely late this past night/really morning after receiving a strong recommendation from someone I always trust and now I'm completely hooked.

Two comments with which I agree wholeheartedly:





I'm certainly sensing a "The Stand vibe" from this as well, with all of the apocalyptic subtexts and themes. This series three episodes in is a gloriously gory and garish depiction of good and evil. I applaud how shrewdly inveigling Richard Sammel's Thomas Eichorst is. He retains the vampiric quality of being a seducer but he pries what he wants from others by supplying them with what they most want for someone they love. The scene between him and Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) was delightful. I'm a bit amused that the series seems to be tipping its proverbial hat to the Sidney Lumet film The Pawnbroker with the Jewish Holocaust survivor setting up shop in Harlem, having lost his wife... Love all of the cynicism this series exhibits as well, noting how all-powerful the villains appear to be while Abraham is stuck in jail and Ephraim and Nora haplessly refuse to speak to him for way too long despite his knowing so very much back at the airport, while they themselves are blocked from pursuing the truth of the "dead airplane" by the self-serving political bureaucracy. There's a little bit of a retooled Jaws in that strand of The Strain, too.

And Lance Henriksen narrating the pilot was a superb choice. I hope they bring him back for the finale because you can never go wrong with Henriksen, haha, and for the symmetry...

Eagerly looking forward to the fourth episode!
Have you seen Salem's Lot? The whole setup of the Master arriving with his seemingly human companion to the eventual resistance of regular characters thrust into this terrible situation has the same tone and feel of The Strain. It was on network tv and managed to scare the hell out of me as a child. I may go watch it again. I highly recommend it.

I am really loving The Strain right now. I fear that the German Shepherd is in deep trouble. I think Gabriel will adapt to his new lifestyle quite well. I hope they establish the difference between the 4 who lived and turned, to the rest of the airplane victims. Maybe they are like the German Eichorst, though Captain Redfern seemed completely feral without any sign of thinking. I look forward to tonight's episode.

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Have you seen Salem's Lot? The whole setup of the Master arriving with his seemingly human companion to the eventual resistance of regular characters thrust into this terrible situation has the same tone and feel of The Strain. It was on network tv and managed to scare the hell out of me as a child. I may go watch it again. I highly recommend it.

I am really loving The Strain right now. I fear that the German Shepherd is in deep trouble. I think Gabriel will adapt to his new lifestyle quite well. I hope they establish the difference between the 4 who lived and turned, to the rest of the airplane victims. Maybe they are like the German Eichorst, though Captain Redfern seemed completely feral without any sign of thinking. I look forward to tonight's episode.
oh man I watched `Salem's Lot when I was like 10 or so and this scene scared the fuck out of me.





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oh man I watched `Salem's Lot when I was like 10 or so and this scene scared the fuck out of me.


I was 10 when I saw it too, and Danny Glick scared the holy hell out of me. I slept with a big night light on for months. It, honestly, still bothers me a bit. It taught me the valuable life lesson of never opening the window if your dead friend is floating outside your window.That scene you posted is so creepy, but I still heartily recommend the movie.


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