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Old 07-14-2014, 06:50 PM   #1
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Is The Strain Any Good?

Should I bother recording a rerun of the pilot? The fact that there's no thread already concerns me =P I still have to catch up on Tyrant, but could probably fit in an SP for either this or Extant, so if you've seen Extant bonus points if you can advise on which show is a better watch.

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Old 07-14-2014, 07:26 PM   #2
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that's a tough one.

if i have to be honest i probably liked Extant better but The Strain has some possibility to it

if you like the genre then it's definitely worth tivo'ing the pilot to decide for yourself

i enjoyed all three

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Old 07-14-2014, 08:41 PM   #3
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I liked the Strain better than Tyrant. Not saying much, only gave Tyrant 1 episode.

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Old 07-14-2014, 09:34 PM   #4
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I watched it. Seems like a very strange combination of zombies and *Dracula*.

Also, it was funny how they mentioned how it had 'nudity' after each commercial break, but didn't use the N rating letter, only IIRC V and L... It was gorier in spots than a lot of stuff (though nothing compared to Hannibal).

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Old 07-14-2014, 10:17 PM   #5
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I've read two of the three novels on which it was based, so I've been looking forward to seeing it. Especially since Guillermo Del Toro was heavily involved in its creation, and Carlton Cuse is involved as well. The cast is peppered with actors I recognized but couldn't quite place until I IMDBed them. Without giving any spoilers, I'd say it's worth watching. It has some laughably bad moments, but overall it shows some potential. Extant had a much better first episode, I think.

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Old 07-15-2014, 05:47 AM   #6
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We enjoyed it but I found it laughably derivative- I kept call out out "So that one's the Van Helsing, that guy is the "Renfield" etc.
Could be they are going somewhere with all the parallels, or could be I missed something- I'll give it more time before I make that judgment, lol.

But it was creepy and had cool stuff like heartworms and head bashing, so I'm in.

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Old 07-15-2014, 06:15 AM   #7
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I'm in also -- despite the holes through which any of those CDC trucks could drive. Nothing else on Sunday nights until TWD returns.

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Old 07-15-2014, 06:16 AM   #8
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If you like horror and Sci-Fi, it's definitely worth a look. Only you can decide whether you like it or not. I've also watched Tyrant (all episodes to date) and Extant. I've got series recordings set up for all three shows.

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Old 07-15-2014, 06:24 AM   #9
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I'm watching it, but I liked the books, so I feel like I have to watch.

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I will give it a couple more episodes, but I am not huge on vampires, zombies, or horror in general.

The Nudity advisory was pretty funny, where was the nudity? I can only think of one place:

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When the medical examiner was attacked, a couple of the people were naked, but I don't think they showed anything that would merit the Nudity warning.

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Old 07-15-2014, 07:35 AM   #11
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Should I bother recording a rerun of the pilot? The fact that there's no thread already concerns me =P I still have to catch up on Tyrant, but could probably fit in an SP for either this or Extant, so if you've seen Extant bonus points if you can advise on which show is a better watch.

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Heck yes. The Strain just became my number one show to watch on Sunday night. Followed by the Last Ship, then the Leftovers, and then Falling Skies.

I've been hearing good things about Tyrant and might check it out if I have time this week. I already setup a Season Pass for it so hopefully it picks up the episodes I missed..

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Old 07-15-2014, 07:59 AM   #12
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I will give it a couple more episodes, but I am not huge on vampires, zombies, or horror in general.

The Nudity advisory was pretty funny, where was the nudity? I can only think of one place:

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When the medical examiner was attacked, a couple of the people were naked, but I don't think they showed anything that would merit the Nudity warning.
That's the only place where nudity occured that I can think of. I thought it was a bit odd when they announced it at the beginning because it didn't list nudity in the ratings tag on the opening screen. I think they threw it in as an afterthought just to cover all the bases. Because some of the "zombies" were unclothed they were technically nude. I can only assume that the broadcaster gets fined by the FCC or some other ratings board if they don't disclose any such notifications.

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That's the only place where nudity occured that I can think of. I thought it was a bit odd when they announced it at the beginning because it didn't list nudity in the ratings tag on the opening screen. I think they threw it in as an afterthought just to cover all the bases. Because some of the "zombies" were unclothed they were technically nude. I can only assume that the broadcaster gets fined by the FCC or some other ratings board if they don't disclose any such notifications.
it's cable. Any restrictions are self imposed. Unlike from the OTA broadcast channels. Where the FCC has jurisdiction.

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Old 07-15-2014, 08:57 AM   #14
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Maybe they wanted people to keep watching to see the nudity, if they hated the show.

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Old 07-15-2014, 11:38 AM   #15
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We watched the pilot last night, and came away enjoying it. Not perfect, but interesting enough to see where it goes.

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Old 07-15-2014, 11:54 AM   #16
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I enjoyed it more than Extant, but I guess that's more because almost every character in Extant is a bit "off" and (to me) it's off-putting.

Both series are worth watching, in my opinion - but for different reasons.

I will tell you this - the pilot gives you enough information to ask the big questions, but they aren't so compelling that you feel "forced" to sit through a show that you don't like just to get answers.

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Old 07-15-2014, 07:46 PM   #17
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Tyrant rules. Not so sure about the Strain yet... gonna give it some more time.

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Old 07-15-2014, 08:22 PM   #18
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I thought Tyrant's pilot was much better than The Strain's, which was somewhat disappointing but leaves room for improvement.

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Old 07-15-2014, 09:33 PM   #19
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So far I'd rank them: Tyrant, The Strain, Extant.

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The Nudity advisory was pretty funny, where was the nudity? I can only think of one place:

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When the medical examiner was attacked, a couple of the people were naked, but I don't think they showed anything that would merit the Nudity warning.
You saw some side boob in that scene. but still, even with the Janet Jackson thing, this was ridiculous.. especially with as I said before nudity not being one of the 'official' warnings... and the *language* that is on regular OTA TV is far worse..

(and get off my lawn)

I may try one or two more, but I'm doing far less "catch up on old shows" this summer, since there have been more good new shows this summer.. so may cut it loose.

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Old 07-16-2014, 06:45 AM   #21
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I got through an hour of the show before deleting it.

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Old 07-16-2014, 11:47 AM   #22
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Is it a de facto requirement for ALL shows to have a mole in an organization? Those writers need to be more creative...

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After the pre-credits scene my brother and I were saying, "Hmm, we could be axing this one pretty quick." By the end both of us were all in. I love virus stories more than vampire ones so that's what's pulling me in.

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Old 07-18-2014, 09:25 AM   #24
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There was a bare butt in one scene. It's FX which only occasionally shows anything beyond NYPD Blue-level nudity.

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Old 07-21-2014, 08:05 AM   #25
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I enjoyed the second episode last night. I am really liking this series so far.

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I enjoyed the second episode last night. I am really liking this series so far.
Yes, I thought the second episode was quite strong. I'm enjoying it as well.

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It's getting better, much as I expected.

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I started a thread for episode 2

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...php?p=10181755

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Old 07-25-2014, 03:49 AM   #29
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FX nudity is almost always a a naked male butt. Its so disappointing.

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FX nudity is almost always a a naked male butt. Its so disappointing.
I've only watched the first episode, but you should check out You're the Worst. Quite surprising nudity (although not quite HBO-esque).

Or you could just go with porn if you're that disappointed.

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