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  • First Look: THE STRAIN Returns For a Fourth and Final Season

    If FX’s The Strain had called it quits after last season’s epic season finale, it would have made for a bleak but ultimately fitting end to the series. Following a prolonged battle against the Master and his...

    • Posted May 25, 2017
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  • FX Sets Premiere Date For Fourth and Final Season of THE STRAIN

    The Strain is coming back for a fourth and final season, and boy, do Eph and the gang have the mother of all battles on their hands! The vampire series, based on the best-selling The Strain Trilogy...

    • Posted May 9, 2017
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  • The Strain 2×02 Images, Details & Sneak Peeks

    Following its season 2 debut on Sunday, The Strain continues to ramp up the ick factor in July 19th’s “By Any Means.” The episode will see Eph and Nora begin their experimentation on their newfound patients. Meanwhile,...

    • Posted July 14, 2015
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  • FX’s THE STRAIN Gets a Season 2 Premiere Date

    Things are only going to get worse for Eph and the gang on FX’s The Strain this summer. That’s according to the latest from the Network on the recently announced second season. Based on The Strain Trilogy...

    • Posted May 19, 2015
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  • TV REVIEW: The Strain Season Finale “The Master”

    By Clinton Bell I hate to say it, but The Strain isn’t as good as I hoped it would be. “The Master” is not the weakest episode of the season, but it’s the only one that had me go...

    • Posted October 7, 2014
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  • IMAGES: The Strain 1×13 “The Master”

    Via FX, we’ve got some first look images from The Strain’s season one finale. (The show has already been renewed for a second season.) According to the latest from the Network, the episode titled “The Master” will...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • TV REVIEW: The Strain “Last Rites”

    By Clinton Bell Like most cable TV dramas, The Strain runs for 13 episodes each season. Over the past few years, some cable networks—most notably HBO—have experimented with 8 episode and 10 episode orders. Normally, I prefer 13 episode...

    • Posted September 30, 2014
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  • TV REVIEW: The Strain “The Third Rail”

    By Clinton Bell The Strain could be a very good show if most of its episodes weren’t half stupid. “The Third Rail”—the third to last installment of the season—starts off weak, but finishes decently. It’s just a...

    • Posted September 23, 2014
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  • TV REVIEW: The Strain “Loved Ones”

    By Clinton Bell The Strain is not a show I would characterize as emotional. Nothing, not even Jim’s surprising death, has made me feel much. Yet somehow, “Loved Ones” managed to strike a chord. The episode picks up where we...

    • Posted September 16, 2014
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  • IMAGES: The Strain 1x 11 “The Third Rail”

    The Strain continues on FX on Sept. 21 with “The Third Rail.” The episode will see Setrakian leading Eph, Fet and Nora in the hunt for the Master’s lair. But left behind at the pawnshop with Mariela,...

    • Posted September 15, 2014
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  • IMAGES: The Strain 1×10 “Loved Ones”

      Via FX, we’ve got a collection of first look images to share from The Strain’s Sept. 14 episode. Entitled “Loves Ones” the episode will see Eph, with his son now safe, digging deeper into Kelly’s mysterious disappearance. However he...

    • Posted September 9, 2014
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  • TV REVIEW: The Strain “The Disappeared”

    By Clinton Bell After last week’s sharp, focused episode, I expected The Strain to return to its usual structure, by focusing on its ensemble cast and some boring subplots. But “The Disappeared” wasn’t nearly as scattered as...

    • Posted September 9, 2014
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  • Is Jim Really Dead? The Strain’s Sean Astin Spills on Surprise Shooting

    Fans of FX’s The Strain are used to the show’s abrupt and often violent plot turns. However the sudden shooting and apparent death of Sean Astin’s Jim Kent in last Sunday’s “Creatures of the Night” left many shocked,...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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  • TV REVIEW: The Strain “Creatures of the Night”

    By Clinton Bell “Creatures of the Night” is my favorite episode of The Strain so far. I am an absolute sucker for bottle-type episodes—episodes restrained to a few characters in a single location—and “Creatures” works extremely well as a...

    • Posted September 1, 2014
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  • IMAGS: The Strain 1×08 “Creatures of the Night”

    Via FX, we’ve got some first look images to share from The Strain’s August 31 episode. “Creatures of the Night” will see Setrakian gains a new and unlikely disciple after discovering the potency of ultraviolet light against the strigoi....

    • Posted August 26, 2014
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  • TV REVIEW: The Strain “For Services Rendered”

    By Clinton Bell While last week’s “Occultation” had a more satisfying climax than this week’s installment, “For Services Rendered” is a more solidly built episode, largely because it spends most of its time focusing on the characters that...

    • Posted August 26, 2014
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  • FX’s The Strain Officially Renewed For Season 2

    Following on the heels of some very strong rumors last week comes the news that FX’s The Strain has been officially renewed for season 2. FX announced today that it has given the green light to another...

    • Posted August 19, 2014
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  • TV REVIEW: The Strain 1×05 “Runaways”

    By Clinton Bell The fifth episode, entitled “Runaways,” of The Strain’s debut season bears most the same strengths and weaknesses of previous installments. “Runaways” has occasional bursts of violence and gore, but it’s mostly a slow burner, much like...

    • Posted August 12, 2014
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    IMAGES & SCOOP: The Strain 1×06 “Occultation”

    Eph is steeped deeper in danger in The Strain’s August 17 installment when he is arrested by the FBI for his apparent nefarious recent activities – but not before he manages to warn Kelly to leave the city...

    • Posted August 12, 2014
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  • IMAGES: The Strain 1×05 “Runaways”

    Via FX, we’ve got some first look images from The Strain’s fifth episode to share. Airing Sunday August 10, the episode sees Eph, with Nora gone, reluctantly joining Setrakian’s quest in hopes of gathering enough evidence to warrant...

    • Posted August 5, 2014
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