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The "FX Fearless Arena" Makes SDCC More Nuts

by Peter Paltridgeon 07/01/2015
There are Comic-Con booths, and then there are practical theme parks. FX Networks is going big, loud and expensive this year to make sure everybody attending the San Diego Comic-Con knows about the shows they’ll be broadcasting over the next few months. So much so that they’ll be offering a series of rides based on […]

FX Starts Promos For "The Strain" Season 2

by Peter Paltridgeon 04/29/2015
FX has begun promoting the return of The Strain to its network schedule, both on the network and online, with short little bits like this. These spots are very short and show no clips from the season itself, but do hint at how FX plans to promote the second season over the next few months. […]

"The Strain Season 1" Now Includes Giant Head

by Peter Paltridgeon 04/06/2015
The Strain is FX’s gross vampire/disease show, perhaps most culturally known for its infamous “worm peeking out of eyeball” advertising art, which became nightmare fuel for countless children who happened to be walking by it. To wring a few more months of sales out of the home video market before Season Two hits, Twentieth Century […]
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The Strain Season Finale 'The Master' Recap

by Shawn Hopkinson 10/06/2014
With this episode, the first season of The Strain comes to an end. But as fans of the source novels know there are many more dark stories to be told. The Strain will be back for at least a second season to adapt some of these, so this is more of a “see you later” […]

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The Strain Episode 13 'The Master' Airs Sunday on FX

by Shawn Hopkinson 10/03/2014
And here we are. The final episode of the first season of The Strain, “The Master.” Everything comes down to a showdown with the Master. Who lives? Who dies? Who makes it to season two? Here’s the official episode description. Eph and Fet recon for an all-out assault that Setrakian assures them will finally kill […]
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The Strain Episode 12 'Last Rites' Recap

by Shawn Hopkinson 09/29/2014
Here we are, at the penultimate episode of The Strain. Our vampire hunters have directly attacked the Master in a last ditch attempt to save humanity and, quite frankly, they screwed it up. It’s already announced that the show will be getting a second season, so we know the world won’t end in this episode […]

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The Strain Episode 12 'Last Rites' Airs Sunday at 10 on FX

by Shawn Hopkinson 09/26/2014
The gang kind of blew it when they went to take on the Master in last week’s episode, huh? Not that their plan was super great, but the execution was even worse. And so, in this penultimate episode of the show’s first season, everyone is still in horrible danger. Here’s the episode description from the […]
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The Strain Episode 11 'The Third Rail' Recap

by Shawn Hopkinson 09/22/2014
  As the Strain heads into the home stretch of its first season, a persistent theme has become clear. The series continues to cycle back to loss and grief and how we shy from the same. It pops up in the obvious places, like a father’s stubborn refusal to give up his child in the […]

The Strain Episode 11 'The Third Rail' Airs Sunday at 10 p.m. on FX

by Shawn Hopkinson 09/19/2014
Poor Kelly, huh? I’d like to think that there’s some hope for Eph’s ex-wife, but based on the last episode I’m not counting on it. Looks like she’s going to be the Master’s greatest weapon against our fearless vampire hunters. In this episode it looks like the anti-fang-gang finally take the fight to the Master […]
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The Strain Episode 10 'Loved Ones' Recap

by Shawn Hopkinson 09/15/2014
I still haven’t gotten over seeing The Master’s face last episode. It looked like a bat, David Duchovny and Gary Busey had a baby and then didn’t love it enough. It looked like what would have inevitably happened if Michael Jackson had lived to be old. It looked like the dried-up mummy of The Count […]