The first episode of The Strain aired last Sunday night to rave reviews and praised for its cinematic quality. The premiere was watched by three million viewers, which is pretty good for an FX network show. Having read the books, and comic books, the series is based on I was happy to see the creators remained faithful to the source material. They may have veered off for a few scenes, but that is to be expected when converting to the big screen. The first book in The Strain Trilogy is approximately four hundred pages in hardcover format and the first episode covered about the first two hundred pages. This is important to note because it means the next twelve episodes will cover roughly the latter half of the book and possibly delve into a few pages of the The Fall, the second book of the trilogy, meaning each episode will be jam packed with great stories and quality action scenes.
After watching the second episode you get a better understanding how the story will be told throughout the season. We get a lot more Eph and Nora, but only a little of the tenacious pawn shop owner, Abraham Setrakian. I am really looking forward to him using that cool sword. We learn a little more about the mysterious robed figure that crushed the head of that airport employee and it's possible relationship some of the other characters.
Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy episode two of The Strain, The Box, on Sunday night on FX.