So I’ve been hearing a lot about this series but I never got around to watching it. But finding myself bored one night I decided to give it a try.
The Strain is an American horror drama television series created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, based on their novel trilogy of the same name. Upon seeing that del Toro was involved I knew that I had to watch it.
The show centers around Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (played by Corey Stoll), the head of the CDC’s New York-based Canary Project, who is called upon to investigate a strange airplane landing in which everyone aboard is dead.The plane, a Boeing 767 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops. All of the window shades are pulled down and all lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC.The virus begins to spread and Goodweather works with his team and a group of the city’s residents to wage a war to save humanity.
In the same time we meet an old man running a pawn shop, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian. He senses that something has gone wrong and that something evil is coming so he ventures forth in order to stop it.
So far I’ve only seen a few episodes and even though I am not blown away the show still manages to intrigue me and I will definitely be binge watching it once I have more time. The plot so far is good and there is much to unravel. It has a perfect mix of horror and drama with the center of it being the main character as we watch him try and connect with his son while he constantly is being called away for his job. So far I think the show could have been done much better. It has potential but I am really wondering if it will manage to become something great or if it will fall flat. But of course this is only just the start and I will have a full review once I finish it.