LOL this show.
I was looking for a decent horror/zombie/end of the world kind of show and found something called Strain. Looked like it ticked all the bozes so I gave it a go…
This manages to put so many tropes into the first few episodes and does them really poorly, including an old guy giving wise advice that the authorities aren’t listening to because he sounds like crazy old grandpa. Which is unfortunate because it’s the guy who plays Walder Frey in Game of Thrones.
The dialogue is a bit cheesy, and the acting is just ‘okay’.
There’s a lot of the classic “why would you do that??!” moments where the characters are clearly walking into a dangerous situation and everyone knows it but them – but they SHOULD know it.
I watched a good portion of the first season, I don’t remember how many episodes but at least 10 – I gave it a good try and decided I wasn’t going to waste anymore time trying to get to ‘the good stuff’ because I don’t think it was coming. Basically the plot thus far had been some nut job/demon from Germany shipped this thing to the USA that contained some sort of virus that turns people into wacked out demons. Wacked out demons that don’t like the sun apparently – maybe later on they’re going down the vampire-ish angle?
You may enjoy this if you like cheesy horror stuff, or something to scare the kids.
IMDB 7.4/10 they were a bit more generous http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2654620/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Rotten Tomatos 78% even more generous https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/the_strain
So, its possible I’m just being an ass 😀