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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 1:40pm Yesterday 1:40pm

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 8:30am 7/21/15 8:30am

New York Hosts The Vampire Apocalypse In New Trailer For The Strain

FX has debuted the first trailer for the second season of Guillermo del Toro's vampire series The Strain, and it appears the ammonia-laden Strigoi fecal matter has completely hit the fan, as the war between humans and the vampires has escalated from covert to "the city is overrun and also on fire." » 1/19/15 8:20am 1/19/15 8:20am

Our Vampire Hunters Reveal Their "Master" Plan On The Strain

It's the antepenultimate episode of The Strain, so it's high time the show finally got down to business. It's Team Vampire Hunter versus The Master in a no-holds-barred match to the death! Only one side will survive! (Please ignore the fact that there are two episodes left and The Strain was renewed for a second… » 9/22/14 10:40am 9/22/14 10:40am

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 9:00am 9/22/14 9:00am

​The Strain Gets Back To Vampire-Fightin' Basics

After weeks of dawdling and last week's incredibly bizarre shocker, The Strain decides to return to well-trod territory for "Creatures of the Night." Actually, it told the most straightforward, archetypal monster story there is, but since that means Team Vampire Hunter was more or less fighting vampires, it continues … » 9/01/14 10:30am 9/01/14 10:30am

This Week's TV: Psychological Tests Judge Who Gets Earth's Only Embryos

The summer TV season is winding down with The Leftovers season finale, while The Lottery subjects its embryo-seeking finalists to psychological interviews. Outlander approaches a major moment in Scottish history and Doctor Who visits Sherwood Forest—and Robin Hood. Get all the details below! » 9/01/14 9:00am 9/01/14 9:00am