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The Strain

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Posted about Guillermo del Toro's The Strain under the US TV threads but nobody was in there and thought since it was horror themed, I'd try here (there may be slight spoilers below).

 

I've been recently pondering on starting Game of Thrones, just to fill the void until the walking dead starts back up again, simply because all my friends keep proclaiming GoT is the best thing since sliced bread. I don't think I'll start now as this beauty has just started. I'm aware of the books/comics, but never read them so this totally took me by surprise. As vampire lore goes, i'm digging the virus/parasite take on it and it had some genuinely creepy moments, as well as an awesome few moments with Andrew 'Wishmaster' Divoff.

 

Being a horror fan, I cannot express in polite words my hatred of those movies where vampires 'sparkle' in the sun and am so glad to see vampires back to being scary again.

 

Just wanted to see if anybody watched the first episode of the Strain and what they thought of it :WAVE:

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Has it even aired here yet? Have I missed it? I really want to see it! This post was not a very helpful reply, sorry!

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I don't think it's been on here yet. I have a very bad habit of watching shows from the US on the interweb before they air in the UK. I think its supposed to be aired in the UK sometime in autumn <_<

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Watched the opening last night and really enjoyed but following the three hectic days crewing at LFCC, I fell asleep after ten mins, it was bugging me as I recognised divoff but couldn't place the name. Am going to watch the rest tonight.

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Just finished watching the first ep, well that was a bit bonkers but in a good way, will def watch next weeks

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I loved David Bradley's character in it. Hopefully we'll get some more back-story on him and his earlier antics.

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There was a hell of a lot going on for one ep which has left me really intrigued

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There was a hell of a lot going on for one ep which has left me really intrigued

 

Agreed. I watched this last night and found the story to be too crowded for one episode.

 

To be honest, I've seen better pilot episodes, but I'm hoping it'll pick up in later episodes.

 

It's like the 'Body Snatchers' meets 'V' meets 'The Frighteners'

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I read the first book and wasn't that impressed; but any refernce to The Frighteners makes me interested!!

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Watched the 3rd episode last night and things are definitely heating up. Once again David Bradley stole the show.

 

Absolutely loving this series so far.

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I'm going to hold off watching again until all the series is finished and then gorge on it over the weekend

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Half way through the first series so far and gotta admit, I'm loving every minute. So glad its been renewed for a second series although not sure if I can wait. I may have to purchase the books.

 

Also great to see the much underused Kevin Durand as one of the good guys for a change.

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So I've just started this thanks to NowTV having the whole series on it, and I'm loving it!

 

Totally agree with the whole vampires sparkling, it's great to see a more gore filled take on it.

 

Now SM just needs to get more guests for it.

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