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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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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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For production reasons, Guillermo del Toro managed to have the full first season written before shooting the pilot. See more »

Goofs

Abraham Setrakian's tattoo (and the name Eichhorst tends to call him aside from "The Jew") is "A230385." The tattoos were only administered at the Auschwitz camp complex, while Setrakian was held at Treblinka. Also, once letters were introduced into the tattoos, each letter only went up to 20,000 before the next letter was reached; so the progress would be A19998, A19999, A20000, B00001. This process wasn't started until 1944, whereas Setrakian was put into the camps in 1940. Even the original series of tattoos issued only went up to 202499. See more »

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Season 2 episode "The Battle for Red Hook" has an extended animated opening credit sequence. See more »

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Da Vinci-Dl Toro started a masterpiece and then spilled broth on it
10 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

You will enjoy this show if you 1. are living in 70s 2. can put your common logic on hold 3. horror genre fanatic regardless of the plot holes

in all cases otherwise, you will not! there are holes after holes but the worst is switching " A WHOLE KID" from a sweet boy to someone you want to smack for no reason!

Some other worthy of mention are . 1.An all powerful master often hires petty humans to do simple chores. 2. A very important coffin once destroyed turns out to be of no consequence. 3. The age old holocaust clichés, like seriously. how long are they going to milk this goat? 4. No one has a clue for a long long time and then all of a sudden the whole world knows and the mighty USA deploys 200 troops to protect the 2nd largest city in the world. 5. There are needless scenes after scenes that have no connection to the ongoing plot. Quite obviously they are having difficulty filling a 50 minutes episode.

Plot holes are not where it stops, some of the main actors should have been sucked out by the master just on poor performance. ie Dutch, the kid, (they will do wonderful as dumb vampires.)

Its a good plot being ravaged by below average writers. Hope del toro is taking note of this.


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