FX is nasty, but I keep on watching
and THE STRAIN is the series of late, that I’ve been clocking.
Some type of virus has taken ahold…
to deliver mankind to a vampiring soul.
This seasons virus has evolved along with the writers hand.
It’s not seamless, but this direction is one that I creatively understand.
Last season on The Strain, bald vampires – via mouth, extended tracheas from their neck,
the tip of which injects poison and the life of the victim was immediately checked.
Zombie born; mortally wrecked.
This season reveals mutation. The darn strain has evolved from the zombie walk
via younger victims – equipping them with speed and a side-crawl.
Vaun and his hoodied team of Ancients are all dead.
They were casualties of an ultraviolet laser bed.
There’s a new Ancient in town and he’s been in the council circle.
I can’t quote ‘what’ they discussed in particular because the elders just gurgle.
Government is vexed, scrambling to quarantine and find a mass cure.
Augustine is a natural warrior; of his survival, he is sure.
He’s taken on a lead role in maneuvering through the streets like a ghost.
It’s a darn shame what the strain has done to NY and the East Coast.
Zack’s dad is Ephraim, the CDC doctor working to make things right,
ISO a resolution to seize the terrors that prey on their lives at night.
S2 – Episode 6 showed Dr. Nora in transit with Zack whilst the sky was dim
when his zombie strain-infected mom showed up with plans to retrieve him.
The name of this episode is appropriately titled: IDENTITY
and when it comes to cast members – this series has plenty.
let us talk a little bit about the lone black dude.
Reggie Fitzwilliam is historical in the Strains seams –
orignal script painted him white, casting agents yielded a black dream.
Fitzwilliam bore a knights sheen, but that was cut down and put in check
when in Episode 6, one of the new breeds bit him and Prof. Abraham took his neck.
Yep. It was brief, he was memorable and he is now a free agent; an opportunity batter.
Roger Cross fully transforms into Six on the SYFY series DARK MATTER.
Have you seen it? You should give it a try.
The script isn’t too dark, but it is worlds apart – still Roger Cross is nigh.
Oh my, Oh my…
Back to The Strain and the nastiness that it entails,
the Master shot his strained batter into the another human shell.
Down went the ogre monstrosity that roamed the gutter in hump back fashion,
he has assumed the body of that rock-n-roll fella resembling Marilyn Manson.
And he is new again – no more ancient, overgrown body,
still I’d be lying if I said his new look was closer to hottie.
No. Not at all.
However, now he is of average height and not so freakishly tall.
The character remains consistent with looking disgusting, y’all.
The evolution of this series is on the sprawl, so many new sucklings have taken root,
Running down these shows with thee, The Strain wins “most interesting reboot.”
I know this choice of show is a tad bit sick, but you knew from the jump, “I was a SCI FI chick!”