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The Strain season 4 episode 2 review: The Blood Tax

24 July 2017 12:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Marc Buxton Jul 24, 2017

Things get very A Handmaid’s Tale as the darkness of the new strigoi world continues to spread in this week’s The Strain...

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4.2 The Blood Tax

Last week, as we began to experience the final season of The Strain, the series introduced a horrific dystopian world and featured Eph and Fet trying to navigate that world. With Eph trying to survive in Philadelphia and Fet trying to find a missile silo in North Dakota, fans learned about this new propaganda-driven strigoi world, but the narrative didn’t really allow us to go inside the inner workings of the new strigoi monarchy. Through Fet and Eph, we got to exist on the fringes of this bloodsucker-run America, but we never really got a ground zero view of what torture and atrocities truly exist within the strigoi states of America. »

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The Strain Season 4 Episode 1 Review – ‘The Worm Turns’

19 July 2017 3:47 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Martin Carr reviews the season 4 premiere of The Strain

With a rosy nuclear winter turning daylight to permanent dusk, munchers walking the streets and Eldritch Palmer possessed things could be better. Manhattan is cloaked in a doom and gloom which extends beyond a lack of food, adequate sanitation and makeshift rationing centre. Humanity is dwelling on the aftermath of a battle waged, people sacrificed and middle ground taken. It is an uneasy alliance which exists as humans are subtlety taken, farmed for blood or savaged for sport in plain sight. This is the new reality Ephraim Goodweather must adapt to or die.

With our heroes split asunder and surviving day to day The Strain shares the screen time between Eichorst , Palmer, Fet and Quinlan while Goodweather skirts the periphery. Corey Stoll continues to be the morally flexible centre of this thriller, illustrating a resourceful side which we have seen grow since season one. »

- Amie Cranswick

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TV Review: The Strain: Season 4, Episode 1: The Worm Turns [FX]

18 July 2017 10:03 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Strain: The Worm Turns Review The Strain, season 4, episode 1, ‘The Worm Turns’ had a lot to live up to, after most of what had come before went sky high, as of last season’s finale. If the final season opener was any indication, though, it just might take a while, before the show gets around [...]

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- Sam Joseph

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The Strain season 4 episode 1 review: The Worm Turns

16 July 2017 8:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Den Of Geek Jul 17, 2017

The Strain hits the reset button as a new strigoi-infested America is introduced...

This review contains spoilers.

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4.1 The Worm Turns

When The Strain hit its cliffhanger finish last season, we were left wondering: what’s next? When ‘lil Zach Goodweather pressed the detonator of a nuclear device and blew up New York City, fans were left in a whole new world where The Strain would no longer be about preventing the apocalypse, it would now be about surviving the apocalypse.

And that’s exactly where we pick things up, in a whole new world where the strigoi rule the United States, where humans exist as a feeder class, and where propaganda and desperation are the order of the day as The Strain has gone from a survival horror series to a dystopian survival series and the genre refresh has »

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"The Strain" - Ancient Vampirism

29 June 2017 9:15 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From TorontoFilm.Net, Sneak Peek more new footage, plus images from the Toronto-lensed 'vampire' horror series "The Strain", created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, based on their novel trilogy of the same name, premiering Season Four with the episode "The Worm Turns", July 16, 2017 on FX:

"...'Dr. Ephraim Goodweather', the head of the 'Center for Disease Control Canary Team' in New York City is called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak...

"...with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism..."

In "The The Worm Turns", written by Carlton Cuse and Chuck Hogan, directed by J. Miles Dale":

"...out of the ashes of humanity’s nuclear war, 'Night Eternal' has begun. Haunted by the atrocities committed by his son, 'Eph' abandons NYC for Philadelphia. His solitude is cut short when he encounters new fighters who rekindle his drive to fight back. Tasked by 'Setrakian', 'Fet' and 'Quinlan' »

- Michael Stevens

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