Billy Grifter

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The Strain season 2 episode 13 review: Night Train

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Oct 5, 2015

The Strain delivers a welcome surprise: a succinct, compelling narrative for its season two finale, Night Train...

The Strain season 2 episode 12 review: Fallen Light

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Sep 29, 2015

The penultimate episode of The Strain season 2 does nothing to rectify the lack of momentum that has characterised this run...

The Strain season 2 episode 11 review: Dead End

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Sep 22, 2015

Billy continues to find the pace of The Strain season two tryingly slow. With just two episodes left in the season, when will it speed up?

The Strain season 2 episode 10 review: The Assassin

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Sep 15, 2015

The Strain's glacial storytelling pace in season two isn't doing much to keep our reviewer enthralled...

The Strain season 2 episode 9 review: The Battle For Red Hook

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Sep 8, 2015

Billy continues to find little to praise about The Strain. Here's his review of the show's latest frustrating episode...

The Strain season 2 episode 8 review: Intruders

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Sep 2, 2015

Billy opens the cupboard of narrative contents for The Strain this week, and finds it disappointingly bare...

Defiance season 3 episode 13 review: Upon The March We Fittest Die

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Sep 1, 2015

Defiance concludes its third season with an effects-heavy episode, but is that the last we'll ever see of the show?

The Strain season 2 episode 7 review: The Born

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Aug 25, 2015

The Strain reaches a new low when it comes to illogical plot developments and relationships viewers struggle to invest in...

Defiance season 3 episode 12 review: The Awakening

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Aug 24, 2015

The penultimate episode in Defiance's third run primes the season for a spectacular ending...

The Strain season 2 episode 6 review: Identity

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Aug 19, 2015

After a few middling episodes, The Strain really loses it in this week's illogical, predictable instalment...

Defiance season 3 episode 11 review: Of A Demon In My View

Billy Grifter Review
Aug 17, 2015

With just two episodes left, Defiance has the pieces are in place for an interesting season three finale...

The Strain season 2 episode 5 review: Quick And Painless

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Aug 13, 2015

Even this far into its second season, The Strain is still struggling to find an identity. Here's Billy's review of Quick And Painless...

Defiance season 3 episode 10 review: When Twilight Dims The Sky

Billy Grifter Review
Aug 11, 2015

Defiance habitually screws up its season endings. Is it about to make that mistake a third time?

The Strain season 2 episode 4 review: The Silver Angel

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Aug 4, 2015

The Strain kicks off with a brilliant first five minutes this week, then goes unfortunately downhill from there...

Defiance season 3 episode 9 review: Ostinato In White

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Aug 3, 2015

The Omec take centre-stage in this week's eventful episode of Defiance...

The Strain season 2 episode 3 review: Fort Defiance

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Jul 30, 2015

It's not saying much, but this week's episode of The Strain was arguably its best yet...

Defiance season 3 episode 8 review: My Name Is Datak Tarr And I Have Come To Kill You

Billy Grifter Review
Jul 28, 2015

With all these threats, why do the people of Defiance stay put? Here's Billy's take on the latest episode...

The Strain season 2 episode 2 review: By Any Means

Billy Grifter Review
Jul 27, 2015

The Strain continues to lack narrative cohesion in its second season, which can at least boast much-improved special effects...

Defiance season 3 episode 7 review: The Beauty Of Our Weapons

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Jul 21, 2015

Defiance leaves its audience wondering what will happen next with a pivotal cliffhanger this week...

The Strain season 2 episode 1 review: BK, NY

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Jul 17, 2015

Guillermo del Toro's The Strain returns for season two still struggling with several of its old season one problems...

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