1 (edited by xrnzaaas 2014-07-14 18:03:49)

Topic: The Strain

The Strain

http://i.imgur.com/A1Un7pv.jpg

Hm, if I were to summarize the pilot using titles of other projects I'd call it American Horror Story: I Am Legend of Helix. Lot of really strange scenes and characters, not your typical vampire show. Unlike AHS or True Blood I liked the pilot very much and I can't wait to see what happens next. Plus there are a lot of really good people in the cast so that's always a bonus.

http://next-episode.net/sig/sig.php?alias=default&kk=f2966a511fdd8bb4a428730b3f318478

Re: The Strain

It seems like you did not read the books?

+ show spoiler

The people from the flight will go around biting other and infecting them

3 (edited by xrnzaaas 2014-07-14 20:00:49)

Re: The Strain

No I didn't and I'm not planning on now, because I don't want to spoil the fun. I've read your spoiler and I don't know why you've used the spoiler tag, because the pilot clarifies that much. smile What I'm more interested in is:
- the coffin, the superspeed creature and the "people" behind the conspiracy
- Setrakian's character development
- how massive the infection is going to be since this is a tv show with a limited budget

Anyway finally a new show I'm looking forward to, not just something to watch without too much enthusiasm.

http://next-episode.net/sig/sig.php?alias=default&kk=f2966a511fdd8bb4a428730b3f318478

4 (edited by HomerS 2014-07-15 21:52:59)

Re: The Strain

Pretty scary for a TV show, weird, entertaining and also well done.
Could be a keeper, if i'm not too scared to watch it at night wink

http://next-episode.net/sig/sig.php?alias=Watchlist&kk=276008292d78a1f619f8bbc10840767b

Re: The Strain

DVR it and take it to work to consume for lunch.

Re: The Strain

Loved it, got mad respect for Guillermo del Toro and this I can't wait to see how plays out. NO comparison to other shows mentioned, least of all NOT American Horror Story or Helix neither - this is in its own genre which is very very good smile

They Call Me The "Jax Lovah!" Machine!
http://i.imgur.com/TMcgaKU.jpg

7 (edited by HomerS 2014-07-16 22:18:34)

Re: The Strain

Suasor wrote:

DVR it and take it to work to consume for lunch.

That's an idea but i was not that scared. I had my hand before my eyes only 2 times wink



http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130329182902/degrassi/images/f/f3/Scared.gif

http://thumbs.newschoolers.com/index.php?src=http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9a672UyH51rbw6bto1_500.gif&size=400x1000

http://next-episode.net/sig/sig.php?alias=Watchlist&kk=276008292d78a1f619f8bbc10840767b

Re: The Strain

I cant get scared by watching something, guess im broken or something tongue But i can see how people might get scared when watching this. Really enjoyed the pilot, very well made and had some great originality.

Re: The Strain

Good so far..Stays on the list for at least few more episodes.

Re: The Strain

While the pilot was well done, this is just another zombie series based on a comic book.

Re: The Strain

Really enjoyed it, definitely keep watching to see how it pans out

Re: The Strain

Suasor wrote:

While the pilot was well done, this is just another zombie series based on a comic book.

vampires =/= zombies ;p

http://next-episode.net/sig/sig.php?alias=default&kk=f2966a511fdd8bb4a428730b3f318478

Re: The Strain

And based on a book trilogy, not comic books.

http://card.psnprofiles.com/1/OrlandoNEP.png

Re: The Strain

sounds good! Ive yet to watch it but it's on my catch up list!

Re: The Strain

Currently watching and thoroughly enjoying so far. smile

https://next-episode.net/img/ne-link.png
https://next-episode.net/sig/sig.php?alias=default&kk=9c3d70de238ebfb2f7ddda60d4ab6e5e
https://signavatar.com/40753_v.gif
https://signavatar.com/40753_s.gif

Re: The Strain

Veeery nice pilot, I really enjoyed it and by the end I was suprised that it ended so quickyl (even though its 70 minutes long), now I really want the second episode. Can't remember when I was so excited after the first episode of something. The cast is good, we have Peter Russo (who looks GREAT with hair, a shame he was bald in HoC), Samwise Gamgee, Walder Frey, Nadia Santos, so I'm really looking forward to it.

However.

One moment really boggles my mind. I know it was made to move the plot forward, but it was so stupid and out of character that I just couldn't believe it.

+ show spoiler

So they find the coffin. It's not on the manifest, they have NO idea what's in it, and they know that something unfamiliar to them killed the passengers. So what do they do?

- Guys! Guys! What if we... open it? ;>
- Okay! :D

<3 <3 <3 CONTAMINATED RAINBOW <3 <3 <3

For fuck sake, Effe just an hour ago gave a big lecture about how viruses are the new black and travel faster than teenage gossip, and they do THAT?!

Also, I can't believe that in the 6-7 hours there they didn't find the corpse of Andrew Divoff.

But I like it regardless.

http://card.psnprofiles.com/1/OrlandoNEP.png

Re: The Strain

The coffin was not hermetically sealed and they had already found and captured worms in the aircraft hold.

Re: The Strain

There were a few things that made you think "yeah right", however on the whole it was enjoyable. Better than Helix anyway.

Re: The Strain

Usually when you have an adaptation, you loose something when transferring to TV/movie etc.

In this case, when you read the books you can see that they had a movie/series in mind the whole time, it is like a big script...

+ show spoiler

The infection gets REALY massive

20 (edited by xrnzaaas 2014-07-21 19:29:54)

Re: The Strain

Second episode wasn't as eventful as the pilot, but it did pick up in the last 10 minutes. My only complaint is that they swept the airplane crisis under the rug way too easily. We all know they'll regret it soon, but still... smile

PS. Is it just me or did they use the same lector at the beginning as the one from Lost? wink

http://next-episode.net/sig/sig.php?alias=default&amp;kk=f2966a511fdd8bb4a428730b3f318478

Re: The Strain

Yeah the second episode wasn't as good, but it looks like the next one will be interesting.

http://card.psnprofiles.com/1/OrlandoNEP.png

Re: The Strain

I really enjoyed the first episode, but the next two weren't even close to enjoyable. Don't think I'll continue to watch this, which is sad because I had such high hopes for this show sad

Re: The Strain

The third one was a tad better, but still nowhere near the pilot quality. The last few minutes were great, but if the show's going the TWD route (i.e. 40 minutes of nothing and 2 minutes of something cool) then I will quickly drop his. However, the teaser for 1x04 looks promising.

http://card.psnprofiles.com/1/OrlandoNEP.png

24 (edited by xrnzaaas 2014-07-31 19:40:37)

Re: The Strain

After watching the third ep I'm starting to get a little annoyed that all of the good/neutral sides of the story aren't doing as much as they should and they're not panicking as much as they should. For example they should've operated on the pilot a lot sooner instead of simply observing him. The wife of the survivor with glasses also wasn't really upset by his worsening condition (not counting the last scene with him). Only the bad guys seem to be doing everything clockwork. smile

I like all of the side stories they've introduced this far, but they seem to be taking a little bit too much of the episodes. Short comedic elements are also nice, however the

+ show spoiler

penis down the drain scene

was too much. tongue

And yeah, the third ep was a lot like the second... it really picked up close to the ending. At this moment I'm not thinking of dropping the show at all, because the story still has enormous potential, but I have to admit it's not a zomgwtf show I thought it would be after watching only the pilot.

http://next-episode.net/sig/sig.php?alias=default&amp;kk=f2966a511fdd8bb4a428730b3f318478

Re: The Strain

Agree, but I dropped it after ep 3 and may revisit later if comments improve. Some shows do get a lot better later in the season (Agents of Shield being a recent example.)