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The Strain 

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A mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism ravages the city of New York.
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Series cast summary:
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 Ephraim Goodweather (45 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Abraham Setrakian (44 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Vasiliy Fet (44 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Eldritch Palmer / ... (44 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Thomas Eichorst (44 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Augustin 'Gus' Elizalde (44 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Kelly Goodweather (43 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Dutch Velders (37 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Zach Goodweather (31 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Gabriel Bolivar / ... (29 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Mr. Quinlan (27 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Nora Martinez (26 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 The Master (23 episodes, 2014-2017)

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A thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself. Written by FX

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Lauren Lee Smith was originally cast as Kelly Goodweather, but was ultimately replaced by Natalie Brown. See more »

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The group, prior to their dissolution was based in Queens, which is on Long Island. As the series shows that New York City is under quarantine, yet no serious efforts are made to isolate the island boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan) from either themselves or apparently much of the outside world. The group travels freely in a stolen vehicle between boroughs with no one apparently stopping nor searching them. See more »

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Scary AF, But Interesting Storyline
13 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

The Strain after the first episode has definitely persuaded me to watch the next episode with it's frightening but complex storyline and thrilling pace. The basic idea of the show without giving away any spoilers is that the CDC is working to solve a virus that is quite basically the weirdest thing anyone has ever seen. The bodies all appear to have no markings or bruisings or anything wrong with them other than a strange color and the smell of ammonia. They all appear to be dead but are they really?

As much as I would love to say more I can't say much more of the storyline without giving away information one needs to learn themselves. The acting in the show of course isn't amazing but it's just a cable TV show only there to entertain us. The CGI and actual things you may see in the film are decent and look fairly real. Overall the first episode was entertaining and I do hope to see good things coming up in the show. I give the Pilot an 8/10!


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