So this pretty much sums up our opinion of The Strain television series. Every episode is ho-hum with subtle hints of nuance and drama which aren’t enough to leave us wanting more.
Our advice is skip the show and either read the books or the comics. They’re way better.
If the image of the main protagonist above isn’t enough to convince you of how bad this show is, here’s another example:
- Eph loves his son Zach and would do anything for him but during a pandemic he sends Zach away with a crazy old man he just met so Eph can burn the body of his ex-wife’s boyfriend then have sex with his coworker in the ex-wife’s bedroom. Talk about tasteless. Why not just do it on the floor of a gas station bathroom? And did I mention a pandemic?
- After nearly being killed by a vampiric mutation, Zach is so chill for his eleven years he agrees to walk through a city of bedlam to buy cigs for an old lady just to shut her up. Unless he’s not scared because he doesn’t think the world is going to hell in a hand-basket in which case one has to wonder how the kid planned to score some smokes since he’s under age.
- Every character has to kill vampires with silver except for Gus Elizalde, he seems to hold his own with lead bullets.
- Though every vampire embraces baldness as a right of passage, Gabriel Bolivar sports a wig, which every viewer knows is a wig and knows that Gabriel knows it’s a wig but… never mind. You pretty much get my point.