The Strain: Season 1 (2014)

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Season 1
The Strain

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The Strain makes the most of its familiar themes through an effective mix of supernatural thrills and B-movie gore -- though it may not appeal to everyone.

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Critic Ratings: 64

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Air date: Jul 13, 2014

Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team investigate a plane that lands in New York City with everyone on board dead; pawnbroker Abraham Setrakian is convinced that something sinister is beginning.

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Air date: Jul 20, 2014

The four survivors begin manifesting strange symptoms, but Eph and Nora's attempt to quarantine them is thwarted; Setrakian receives a surprise visit from an old acquaintance.

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Air date: Jul 27, 2014

Eph and Nora fight to save Capt. Redfern's life; a spike in rat attacks signals Fet that something inexplicable is happening below the city; Setrakian begins his own merciless plan to stop the spread of the disease.

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Air date: Aug 3, 2014

A secret autopsy demonstrates the bizarre progression of the mystery virus; Eph and Nora race to find the father of the youngest victim of the plane tragedy; Ansel takes desperate measures to protect his family.

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Air date: Aug 10, 2014

Eph reluctantly joins Setrakian's quest in hopes of gathering enough evidence to warrant a citywide quarantine; Fet encounters the unexpected inside the subway tunnels; a medical emergency threatens Palmer's master plan.

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Air date: Aug 17, 2014

It's the beginning of the end as Setrakian realizes that the upcoming eclipse is the apex for viral infection; meanwhile, Eph is arrested after warning Kelly to leave with Zack before the plague spreads; Eichhorst has one last job for Gus.

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Air date: Aug 24, 2014

Setrakian, Eph and Nora formulate a plan to track down the Master using Jim as bait; Eichhorst and Setrakian's pasts are revealed; Neeva struggles to protect the children while encountering a mysterious stranger.

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Air date: Aug 31, 2014

Setrakian gains a new and unlikely disciple after discovering the potency of ultraviolet light against the strigoi; a quick trip to a Brooklyn convenience store turns into a deadly all-night siege.

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Air date: Sep 7, 2014

Eph learns that Kelly is missing; Dutch reveals her role in Palmer's plan; Gus is forced to make a difficult decision about Felix.

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Air date: Sep 14, 2014

Eph investigates Kelly's disappearance and struggles with what he finds; Dutch pursues a plan to retaliate against Palmer; Fitzwilliam makes a surprising choice.

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Cast & Crew

David Bradley
Professor Abraham Setrakian

Actor
Corey Stoll
Dr. Ephraim Goodweather

Actor
Kevin Durand
Vasiliy Fet

Actor
Mia Maestro
Dr. Nora Martinez

Actor
Richard Sammel
Thomas Eichhorst

Actor
Natalie Brown
Kelly Goodweather

Actor
Jonathan Hyde
Eldritch Palmer

Actor
Sean Astin
Jim Kent

Actor
Miguel Gómez
Augustin "Gus" Elizalde

Actor
Ben Hyland
Zack Goodweather

Actor
Jack Kesy
Gabriel Bolivar

Actor
Guillermo del Toro
Executive Producer
Chuck Hogan
Executive Producer
Carlton Cuse
Executive Producer
Gary Ungar
Executive Producer
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Audience Reviews for The Strain: Season 1

  • Oct 13, 2021
    Poor, even ignoring the rediculous idea people just accept vampirism as a fact of life like its conrona virus, the compelling aspects of this quickly die off, the dialogue wasnt written to be spoken ether in english or by human beings in general, the one or two nice ideas are dropped in favour of dumb fuck main character being a shitty dad because obviously that worked for the more popular zombie show this apes, and yes, thats crap sprinkled with americana too, the refreshingly characters soon wear thin, its clearly padding for time by doing everything ten times in a row so the dumb fuck americans can notice on fhe few occasions they look up from inside their popcorn bucket.
  • Nov 23, 2020
    Low production value, stale acting, poor continuity, over-lit and dated look with a flimsy script. Looks like a network television show from the 90's. Del Torro should be ashamed.
  • Jul 10, 2020
    That's a good one, more than I expected from a tv show about vampires, good and it's worth checking out
  • Apr 10, 2020
    I just started watching it oh my God so good.
  • Feb 15, 2020
    Fed serie og synd der ikke kom en sæson 5 ;(
  • Sep 13, 2018
    Scary and thrilling edge of my seat vampire thriller
  • Feb 14, 2018
    This was a super season. I gave this a binge during the Halloween season and loved it. Del Toro perfectly directed the pilot episode and the show manages to keep up with the initial promise throughout. If you enjoyed Del Toro's Blade 2 you will certainly enjoy this vampire mash-up.
  • Nov 29, 2017
    In the movie, the mysterious outbreak of an infectious and deadly virus leaves a team of doctors in the U.S state of New York in danger while investigating to find the cause of death in passengers and crew members on a Boeing 777. The Strain by bringing out the "Ancients" in form of Strigoi which have rapidly wiped out the entirety of the city, manages to portray the horrific image behind the movie. The involvement of a rare but efficient human hybrid, Mr. Quinlan who is also the son of the Master offers a ray of hope, but the fight is far from over. While the writer is credited for exploring the far-reaching effects of the Master's rise to power through a slow-building suspense of events, on the side of humans the movie exposes our ingrained selfishness which enhances his plan to manipulate and corrupt such a large population in order to fulfil his evil plan. In addition, it is difficult to explain how such a viral outbreak was contained within just the areas of New York, considering that the bigger the numbers, the stronger the Master became. The end is predictable but generally engaging as the Master is exposed and his influence shortlived, despite his effort to disguise himself. The few survivors if any, would have turned out to be fighters who have selflessly sacrificed everything in their quest to find and destroy the source to save mankind, yet one cannot underestimate the damage left behind.
  • Oct 14, 2017
    meh. low quality show about a topic i enjoy. kind of typical and walking dead-like. and the actress that plays nora is terrible (1 viewing)
  • Sep 07, 2017
    At first the series seemed weird because people didn't seem to care that people were going all..zombie vampire randomly. There's literally a scene where cars are stuck in rush hour and a random dude kills two people in front of ALL OF THE PEOPLE IN CARS and no one freaks out. Like "oh an average day in New York!". Then they got it right pretty quickly. Albeit out of the blue, the town turns into a more apocolyptic scene rather than ignorant people ignoring the glaringly obvious monster stuff going on all over them right in front of their eyes and acting like nothing is going on. So glad to say it got much better. I didn't think I would like this series but I really did enjoy it. So far Season 1 and 2 have held. I have yet to see season 3.

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