The boring, insufferable second season of The Strain has come to a close, and if you were wondering if perhaps Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s vampire apocalypse “drama” would be pulling out all the stops after what can only be politely be described as “slow” build-up, let me assure you it did not. It stayed just…
Because he’s the only character with the power to put these stupid, boring people out of my misery—and at this point, I don’t just main the main characters, I mean every single person in New York City.
It’s officially the start of fall TV season, and seven new shows are launching. But only one of them has bowled us over. Plus Gotham is back, and nuttier than ever. And how will the Doctor save Clara from the Daleks? Plus, David Tennant as the Fugitoid! All this and more, on This Week’s TV!
Oh, The Strain. You did not just go there.
Good news, everyone! Something happened on last night’s The Strain. Actually, a few things happened, even though they uniformly proved our heroes are mind-bogglingly incompetent, it’s still a significant improvement over the previous waste of an episode.
As it turns out, I am finally fed up with The Strain’s bullshit. No longer am I charmed by its low-stakes vampire apocalypse, the way the characters stubbornly refuse to have arcs, the way the “plot” moves forward only begrudgingly. But The Strain reached a new low in this past weekend’s episode.
What’s on this week? Season premieres of Continuum, Z Nation, Gravity Falls and From Dusk Till Dawn! The series finale of Under the Dome – and possibly Extant, too, I don’t know, it remains to be seen. All this, and more cartoons than our black hearts deserve on TV this week!
First of all, let me apologize for the lack of last week’s recap. I had to travel very early on Monday morning to NYC for io9/Gawker shenanigans, and was unable to watch last week’s episode, which is a shame, because it was definitely the highlight of the season. Rather than ignore it, I figure I’d give recaps of both…
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I know! It sounds crazy! But some major things are finally going down—interesting developments even, that should affect the show’s status quo for the rest of its lifespan—and it’s only taken us until nearly the midpoint of the show’s second season! Whee!
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I speak, of course, of the terrible wig the show forced Corey Stoll to wear.
The Strain, FX’s show about a vampire apocalypse that
mildly annoys the inhabitants of New York City, has been renewed for season 3. Presumably it will cover the third book of Guillermo del Toro’s trilogy, where the vampires have won. I bet you’ll still be able to get Indian food, though.…
For the second season of The Strain, we’ve all been marveling at how unexciting the vampire apocalypse could be. It’s been genuinely impressive, but now the show has managed something I had thought totally impossible—it has managed to remain unexciting despite added a masked Mexican wrestler to the cast.
What’s on TV this week? Another sporadically programmed episode of Gravity Falls! Atlantis, True Detective and Stitchers all draw to a close. Plus whatever the hell’s happening on Zoo! All on This Week’s TV.
Namely: “This is bullshit. Why you got me runnin’ around like an asshole?” It’s a valid question that pretty much every character on The Strain deserves to ask of the show.
So New York City is flooded with vampires who wander the streets at night, murdering hundreds of people. As the only people capable of stopping this insanity, you hold the fate of several million survivors in your hands. What do you do? If you answered “Take swimming lessons”, congratulations! You’re a character on …