The Strain, Season 1

The Strain, Season 1

By The Strain

  • Genre: The Strain
  • Release Date: 2014-07-13
  • Advisory Rating: TV-MA
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Director: The Strain 888105436
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99


The Strain is a high-concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the CDC Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph and his team wage war for the fate of humanity itself.



  • Another Zombie Flick

    By haunted4sure
    I really liked the idea of the virus, the special effects and the creature at the center of this story. After a few episodes, however, it seemed to turn into another garden variety zombie movie. Also, there are lengthly, labored, boring personal dramatic scenes involving uninteresting characters. I don't think any real effort was invested in researching the government agencies and related protocols that were involved in the story, which made me roll my eyes was almost cartoonish at times. I really wanted to like this too.
  • Can't wait for Season 2!

    By hal2thsnd
    Brilliant first season from the mind of genius Guillermo Del Toro. So far this is a great adaption of his and Chuck Hogan's brilliant trilogy of novels. Part medical investigation drama, vampire hunters and end of the world apocalypse this show draws from real world scares (Ebola/MERS) and of course classic hollywood horror tropes. As I was watched the show, parts of it reminded me of my favorite horror comic book of all time -- The Tomb of Dracula (Marvel)...and as far as I'm concerned that's a good thing. If you're looking for a show about cutesy, lovesick teenage vampires...this ain't it!!
  • Flawed, but enjoyable

    By tracercook
    It’s not a masterpiece, but I enjoyed Season 1. I felt it had a strong pilot and largely delivered. Some parts were poorly conceived—the clownish visage of the big bad being one of them (oh my!), but aside from Dutch, I like the ensemble cast even if most are somewhat unlikable people. Not having read the books, I’m not sure what’s coming and plan to stick around for Season 2.
  • Good Idea, Poor Execution

    By CrimSpan
    I love the idea of a vampiric plague threatening to wipe out humanity, but the characters in this story and the poor acting behind them ruins any entertainment that the show could have provided. Look somewhere else if you are searching for quality.
  • Grow up

    By thecrow85
    To those of you complaining about the ad on the episode grow the heck up, its 15 frakking seconds.
  • I love this show

    By Joshua211
    Great story line and great casting. Never been so interested in tv show.
  • Laughably bad

    By MelanieW1970
    I love scary suspenseful shows. They don't come along very often so I pounce on them whenever they do. This has got to be the worst I have seen. Three words: giant rubber vampire. Could they not have sprung for better special effects than a giant rubber monster that WIGGLES? There are some very good actors and a few lousy ones. The only way to gut your way through this show is to watch it ironically like a mystery science theater classic. Sadly, I actually paid for this.
  • Looking forward to being paid by Apple

    By Markdown Pro
    Businesses pay to run ads, right? And we consumers pay a premium for shows from Apple, so that we don’t have to watch ads. By sneaking the ads into our purchase, we’re getting a bad deal. We now must suffer watching them for as long as we own the shows. Our perpetual expense, Apple’s gain. Seems reasonable that Apple should stick with the original deal, and either remove the ads, refund the purchases, or pay a royalty to anyone suffering this perpetual advertising.
  • So……….very………slow.

    By csamples
  • Wasted money

    By Logicnomusic
    I bought this based on the free first episode and that seems to be the only interesting episode. I degrades quickly into a cheap TV procedural drama with tacked on CDC hero fantasies.