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Is The Strain Any Good?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Eptiger, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    They've shown that the virus causes massive mutations inside the human body. I'm guessing that one of them is that the host no longer needs its lungs? So the tongue thingy that lives in the throat could easily stay retracted/coiled up in the lung cavity.
     
  2. markz

    markz Active Member

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    I have this series recorded, but haven't decided whether to watch it. I gave Extant 2-3 episodes and was bored so I dropped it. I did not watch Tyrant at all. Now that the series has been on awhile, did it hold up? Worth watching?
     
  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I think it is. The Strain is one of my favorite shows now. But it is TV. Every TV show ever made has issues. If you nitpick you would never watch any show or would never be able to enjoy any of them.
     
  4. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    Except The Wire.
     
  5. Dnamertz

    Dnamertz New Member

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    Id rank them: The Strain, Tyrant, and Extant. I really like the pace of The Strain.

    Tyrant is good, I'm still watching, but I don't see how it's a comparable show to the other two.

    Extant I gave up on after about six episodes. Seemed to be a typical, predictable network show.
     
  6. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

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    I'm putting it down as more entertaining than Tyrant or Extant. Of course, it depends on what you're into. My wife wouldn't make it through 3 minutes of The Strain.

    (I'm lucky we can watch Under The Dome together, with that damn bisected cow in the opening sequence each and every episode)

    Successful TV is TV that makes you not care that it's not real. The Strain, while being one of the most absurd shows that I watch, the absurdity doesn't bother me as much as Under The Dome, The Following, or Helix.
     
  7. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    The show is entertaining but I don't expect much. I'm an episode or two behind right now but I'm glad it was renewed for another season.
     
  8. whitson77

    whitson77 Active Member

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    I love this show. I really enjoyed the books as well.

    There are some imperfect moments and the pacing varies, but the overall story is great to me.

    I did not appreciate how they handled the basement scene last week and thought that was only done for shock value. But it is about to get real! :D
     
  9. hairyblue

    hairyblue A good Man

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    I have been watching this on Hulu. I'm on episode 8. I'm really liking it.

    My brother asked if I was watching it because the new season was starting. I'd never hear of it, but told him I'd try it.

    I'm very glad I did.
     
  10. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I liked it. I read all the books and season one follows the first book pretty well. I haven't started season two yet.
     
  11. hairyblue

    hairyblue A good Man

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    I don't think I get season 2 on HULU until next year. lol
     
  12. Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    FYI,

    Season 3 starts tonight.
     
  13. Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    FYI,

    Season 3, Episode 1 is available via magical means.
     
  14. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    doesn't it premiere tonight?
     
  15. Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    Yes.

    The first episode is also available by magic for those that don't wish to wait.
     
  16. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I enjoyed the S3 premiere last night. Looking forward to the rest of the season.
     
  17. robojerk

    robojerk Active Member

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    I really wish there was a "last time on The Strain" to remind me of what happened.
    Season 3 Episode 1 spoilers
    I forgot Eph's son went with the mom at the end of last season and that his girlfriend had died. Was also confused about Fet's working with this group of commandos hunting for The Master, was unsure if they had estabished that last season. I usually am good about remembering things so I guess my interest has wavered during the break.


    Some complaints
    Eph's drinking looks like fake, in your face, TV drinking. That scene of him siphoning gas, in hindsight seemed like pointless action filler.
     
  18. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    They showed the previous stuff at the beginning of the episode
     
  19. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

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    Due to conflicts I recorded the second airing of the season premiere but it started a little late so it cut off a little too soon. What happened after Eph finished eating his soup?
     

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