The Strain

The Strain season 2 episode 13 review: Night Train

Billy Grifter Review 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

Billy Grifter Review 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

Billy Grifter Review 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

Billy Grifter Review 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

Billy Grifter Review 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

Billy Grifter Review Sep 2, 2015

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

The Strain season 2 episode 7 review: The Born

Billy Grifter Review Aug 25, 2015

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

The Strain season 2 episode 6 review: Identity

Billy Grifter Review Aug 19, 2015

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

The Strain season 2 episode 5 review: Quick And Painless

Billy Grifter Review 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...

9 TV shows developed from abandoned movie scripts

Louisa Mellor Feature Aug 10, 2015

Before they became TV shows, Mad Men, ER, The Following, Glee and others were just more of Hollywood's unmade movie scripts…