On the Stunning Season Finale of The Strain, an Old Dude Bought a Book

The boring, insufferable second season of The Strain has come to a close, and if you were wondering if perhaps Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s vampire apocalypse “drama” would be pulling out all the stops after what can only be politely be described as “slow” build-up, let me assure you it did not. It stayed just… »10/05/15 5:15pm10/05/15 5:15pm


The Strain Introduces the Show’s Biggest Badass and Then Instantly Takes Him Away 

First of all, let me apologize for the lack of last week’s recap. I had to travel very early on Monday morning to NYC for io9/Gawker shenanigans, and was unable to watch last week’s episode, which is a shame, because it was definitely the highlight of the season. Rather than ignore it, I figure I’d give recaps of both… »8/31/15 4:40pm8/31/15 4:40pm

The Strain, FX’s show about a vampire apocalypse that terrorizes mildly annoys the inhabitants of Ne

The Strain, FX’s show about a vampire apocalypse that terrorizes mildly annoys the inhabitants of New York City, has been renewed for season 3. Presumably it will cover the third book of Guillermo del Toro’s trilogy, where the vampires have won. I bet you’ll still be able to get Indian food, though. »8/07/15 5:05pm8/07/15 5:05pm

People Are So Damn Blasé About the Vampire Apocalypse on The Strain

So New York City is flooded with vampires who wander the streets at night, murdering hundreds of people. As the only people capable of stopping this insanity, you hold the fate of several million survivors in your hands. What do you do? If you answered “Take swimming lessons”, congratulations! You’re a character on … »7/21/15 11:30am7/21/15 11:30am

This Week's TV: 3 New Series, Including A Crazy Ridiculous Hacker Show

Fall TV is back! You may have already decided whether you're watching the Batman prequel show Gotham or the immortal medical examiner Forever, but what's up with supergenius show Scorpion? Plus, info on the season premieres of Sleepy Hollow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Person of Interest, and a frozen Once Upon a Time! »9/22/14 12:00pm9/22/14 12:00pm