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    The Strain

    Anybody catch this new show? Pretty good pilot if you ask me.


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    Re: The Strain

    It was a little strange....but it peaked my interest enough that I'll watch next week.



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    Re: The Strain

    It's on the DVR, so it will get watched this week at some point. Looked interesting enough.


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    Re: The Strain

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan3 View Post
    It was a little strange....but it peaked my interest enough that I'll watch next week.
    Pretty much how I felt



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    Re: The Strain

    I DVRd it, is it an original story or based on a book or something?




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    Re: The Strain

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I DVRd it, is it an original story or based on a book or something?
    I believe it was originally pitched as a TV show, but never picked up, so they made it into a book series, and now it's a TV show.


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    Re: The Strain

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I DVRd it, is it an original story or based on a book or something?
    I know there is a book which is based on some story ideas partially from Guillermo Del Toro, which is awesome. Last night had me interested for sure. I liked more of the Epidemiological aspect to be honest, so hopefully they follow that thread a little.


    For those who dvr'ed don't open this:

    And whatis the deal with all the violent head smashing on tv lately!!




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    Re: The Strain

    I'm about 2/5 thru the book. Haven't really gotten into the meat yet (so to speak). Most of it has been character backgrounds & interactions. I'm hoping the pace of the book picks up pretty quick...I wanted to have it completed before I watch the recording. :)



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    Re: The Strain

    The previews looked good enough for me to DVR it.


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    Re: The Strain

    Quote Originally Posted by PabloDiablo View Post
    I know there is a book which is based on some story ideas partially from Guillermo Del Toro, which is awesome. Last night had me interested for sure. I liked more of the Epidemiological aspect to be honest, so hopefully they follow that thread a little.


    For those who dvr'ed don't open this:
    regarding the spoiler: that seemed to come out of nowhere. Really confused me after what happened in the plane.



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    Re: The Strain

    Man, I can't believe "Rudy" Ruettiger is in on the show.



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    Re: The Strain

    Uh, is anyone watching this show? So your reproductive organs just say bye-bye?

    This show also had a lot of momentum after the first episode.... and has just gone slow. Needs to pick up the pace-



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    Re: The Strain

    I recorded the first 2 or 3 episodes but didnt think it was that great after watching the first two. So if a plane lands safely but it just sitting there on the runway "cold" the protocol says that the CDC gets first crack at it? Little things like that just didn't make sense



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    Re: The Strain

    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingCY View Post
    Uh, is anyone watching this show? So your reproductive organs just say bye-bye?

    That's why I quit watching Glee; i could feel my reproductive organs shutting down



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    Re: The Strain

    Really liked the first couple episodes. Now, I'm just getting frustrated with the characters. None of them do anything that makes any sense. They have absolutely no sense of urgency. There are too many dumb things that take place that make no sense.

    The guy is told his daughter died on the plane. She shows up at the back door by herself and he doesn't even question it? Why would she be alone? He then calls the CDC guy and he doesn't get concerned at all that a dead girl showed up at her father's house?

    The old guy with a sword keeps saying how urgent it is to put a stop to "the strain", but he still opens up his pawn shop and spends all day at work when he's the ONLY one who knows whats going on?

    The one lady's husband is infected and locks himself in the shed so he wont hurt anyone. She then become a lunatic murderer and shoves her annoying neighbor in there to get eaten?

    Sean Astin's character admits he was paid off by a group of people to let the "coffin" through security. The head CDC guy's response is to punch him, then walk away and not even bother getting any information on where the group of people came from, or where they might currently be?

    The pretty CDC lady is unwillingly to hunt down and kill infected passengers (who are already dead), because she can't handle killing anyone (they are already dead) and is determined to find a cure instead (the old guy is the only one who knows whats going on and tells them repeatedly the only way to stop it is to destroy the infected people).



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