Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Strain

The Strain

I never watched it when it was on originally. Maybe because it was on FX and I seem to see FX as a mediocre station. Maybe because I was watching other things at the time. So after running out of shows I wanted to watch on Hulu and with CBS in the summer hiatus mode, I decided to watch The Strain. I guess I was hoping for an intelligent biological sci-fi story based in science.

Sadly disappointed, I find it more like The Walking Dead that I turned off after a few shows.

The arrogant self-important CDC Doctor is a real turn-off and returning to his bottle made him even less fun to watch, but this is enough to to turn off the show. A story seems to want to bring out the worst, rather than the best, in people. A story in which all of the characters, the good and the bad, turn into the same sort of killing machines leaves little hope for humanity and offers no redeeming qualities.

For the moment, it's not even worth any more time here.

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