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TV Review: The Strain 1.6 “Occultation”
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The Strain
Season 1 Episode 6: “Occultation”
Directed by Peter Weller
Written by Justin Britt-Gibson, Guillermo del Toro, and Chuck Hogan
Starring Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Richard Sammel, Jonathan Hyde, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, and Robin Atkin Downes
FX
Air Date: Sunday August 17, 2014, 10pm

Before my review of Episode 6 “Occultation” of The Strain, let’s recap Episode 5 “Runaways”….

Last week on The Strain (Stop right now if you haven’t watched! Spoiler alert!):

Bolivar’s (Jack Kesy) manager, Ruby (Regina King), brings over a urologist to address his manhood problem (that’s not a problem anymore!). Bolivar thought she brought over take-out. You know, the kind of take-out that screams, “Help! Don’t leave me!” as it’s dragged away and drained of blood from a giant tentacle. Ruby runs, twists an ankle, and limps out of there. She calls up The Strain‘s version of The Wolf to “make it go away” but he ends up as dessert.

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TV Review: The Strain 1.5 “Runaways”
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The Strain
Season 1 Episode 5: “Runaways”
Directed by Peter Weller
Written by Gennifer Hutchinson, Guillermo del Toro, and Chuck Hogan
Starring Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Richard Sammel, Jonathan Hyde, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, and Robin Atkin Downes
FX
Air Date: Sunday August 10, 2014, 10pm

Episode 5 review of The Strain coming right up. But first…..

Previously, on The Strain (Spoilers!!):

Episode 4 “It’s Not For Everyone” needs to be watched on an empty stomach. Eph (Corey Stoll), Nora (Mia Maestro), and Jim (Sean Astin) perform and film a secret autopsy on the late, former vampire monster Captain Doyle Redfern. They discover new ammonia fragrant anatomy, complete with a man-sized stinger. This proves too much for Jim who confesses his complicity. Nora and Eph don’t care about his reasons and cut him off both professionally and personally.

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TV Review: The Strain 1.4 “It’s Not For Everyone”
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The Strain
Season 1 Episode 4: “It’s Not For Everyone”
Directed by Keith Gordon
Written by Regina Corrado, Guillermo del Toro, and Chuck Hogan
Starring Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Richard Sammel, Jonathan Hyde, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, and Robin Atkin Downes
FX
Air Date: Sunday August 3, 2014, 10pm

Today’s review of Episode 4 of The Strain, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan‘s new unpretty vampire series, is preceded by last week’s recap.

Beware! Spoiler alert in effect!

Previously, on The Strain 1.3 “Gone Smooth”, the episode opens with the true face (or parts of a face) of Thomas Eichorst (Richard Sammel) putting his visage on carefully like a young girl on her first date. He has a busy day, you know. First he has to meet with a guilt-ridden Jim (Sean Astin) to pull him into the mess even more, by getting his dying wife into a cancer trial. Then he has to force the CEO of Regis Airlines to shoot himself. Ephraim (Corey Stoll) goes to the dead little girl’s house and finds nothing except a bloody bathtub with clumps of hair in it, but something is lurking in the shadows. Ansel, one of the survivors, gets caught by his loving wife sipping blood from raw meat. Vasilly (Kevin Durand) answers one of his newly numerous rat calls at the mayor’s house, scaring the selfish mayor in the process to the delight of his bitten daughter, and sees hundreds of rats pouring out from the sewer when he steps outside. Bolivar (Jack Kesy), loses much of his hair, and we discover the meaning of “Gone Smooth” when he turns around from two splashes into the toilet, unbothered by his lost manhood. Setrakian (David Bradley) gets off in court by playing an old man with slight dementia. Nora (Mia Maestro) meets him outside wanting answers, but he says she’s not ready. He has his own agenda as he is delivered the plane’s manifest. He’s going to pay a visit to the entire list. Eph is not so lucky in court as he loses joint custody of his son because his son says that’s what’s best for his dad’s important job. Captain Redfern seems at his end. He whispers, “He is here!” and worms are revealed wriggling under his chest skin. Then he disappears. After a frantic search, Jim, Eph, and Nora find him guzzling blood bank bags. He attacks, throwing them around and projecting his giant tentacle at them until Eph crushes his head with a fire extinguisher. They are finally caught up, folks!

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TV Review: Sharknado 2: The Second One
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Sharknado 2: The Second One
Directed by Anthony C Ferrante
Written by Thunder Levin
Starring Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, and Mark McGrath
SyFy | Asylum Productions
Rated TV 14 | 86 Minutes
Release Date: July 30, 2014

“They’re sharks, they’re scary. No one wants to be eaten. I’ve been eaten, and I’m here to tell ya, it takes more than that to keep a good man down!”

You know a movie is a certain type of special when it begins with a shark attack on an airplane. Welcome back to the world of Sharknado! Capitalizing on the Discovery Channel’s money grab “Shark Week,” SyFy’s Asylum Productions hit gold with 2013’s Sharknado. Since Jaws in 1975, sharks have captivated American audiences and no one in recent years has profited more than SyFy channel, which has produced countless “epic” shark films including Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, Ghost Shark, and last year’s Sharknado, a film about ferocious storms sweeping up all types of monster sharks and sending them flying into coastal California.

Following the mantra of “go big or go home,” Sharknado 2: The Second One begins with the titular weather event arriving in New York at the same time as Finn Shephard and April Wexler (Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, respectively), our heroes from part 1. He is a Sharknado celebrity and is immediately called upon to save the city from the horrors of flying CGI Great Whites.

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TV Review: The Strain 1.3 “Gone Smooth”
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The Strain
Season 1 Episode 3: “Gone Smooth”
Directed by David Semel
Written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
Starring Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Richard Sammel, Jonathan Hyde, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, and Robin Atkin Downes
FX
Air Date: Sunday July 27, 2014, 10pm

Before we get to my review of episode three of The Strain, the new FX series from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, first here’s a recap of last week’s episode.

Before continuing, be aware that a spoiler alert warning is of course in effect!

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TV Review: The Strain 1.2 “The Box”
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The Strain
Season 1 Episode 2: “The Box”
Directed by David Semel
Written by Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan, Bradley Thompson, and David Weddle
Starring Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Richard Sammel, Jonathan Hyde, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown, Jack Kesy, and Ben Hyland
FX
Air Date: Sunday July 20, 2014, 10pm

Last week’s recap: If you haven’t seen the pilot episode, stop reading now!

Last week found Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) of the CDC, a man on the verge of losing his wife and son, called to the scene of a cold, dark plane. He and his partner, Dr. Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro), find everyone (except 4) on board dead, seemingly at once and with no pain. A 9-foot soil-filled coffin disappears from a warehouse by being lifted up. A mysterious old man (David Bradley) with a sword and a pet heart appears at the airport with dire warnings of things he has seen before. Another mysterious old man shows up to pay off Gus (Miguel Gomez), a thug who worships his mother, to drive some precious cargo that must be over the bridge before daybreak. We see a monster suck on a guy’s neck and then smash his head like he was Oberyn Martell. And the medical examiner has a close call when a worm-like virus (or virus-like worm) almost gets under his skin. He pulls in out in the nick of time (whew!), only to be felled by the zombie-like vampires (to the tune of “Sweet Caroline”), formerly known as the dead passengers of the doomed flight from Berlin. One dead little girl returns home to her father’s embrace.

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TV Review: The Strain 1.1 “Night Zero”
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The Strain
Season 1 Episode 1: “Night Zero”
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
Starring: Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Richard Sammel, Jonathan Hyde, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown, Jack Kesy, and Ben Hyland
FX
Air Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 10pm

“Hunger……” is the opening word ringing in ominous tones. An airplane at JFK gone dark and filled with corpses. The Strain, one of the most highly anticipated shows debuting this Summer, is an apocalyptic take on vampirism caused by an ancient virus. The vamps are not pretty a la The Vampire Diaries or True Blood. They are not those sexy yet misunderstood vampires trying to blend into our world. They are ugly, gory, hungry, and spreading.

Episode 1, “Night Zero,” finds the CDC racing to the plane to try to figure out what potential epidemic they face. Headed by Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (House of Cards’ Corey Stall), a man losing his family because of his work, and assisted by Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) and Jim Kent (Sean Astin), the clock is ticking and containment is necessary. A mysterious old man with a sword and a disturbing pet (Harry Potter’s David Bradley) knows what it is and knows what must be done.

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Blu-ray Review: Game Of Thrones The Complete Third Season
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Game of Thrones The Complete Third Season
Blu-ray/DVD/Digital | DVD l Limited Edition
CREATORS: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, George R.R. Martin (author)
STARRING: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Richard Madden, Emilia Clarke, Michelle Fairley, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Natalie Dormer, Stephen Dillane, Conleth Hill, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Iain Glen, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Jack Gleeson, Sophie Turner, Diana Rigg, Alfie Allen, David Bradley, Liam Cunningham, James Cosmo, Rory McCann, Gwendoline Christie, Carice van Houten, Joe Dempsie, Charles Dance, Kristian Nairn, John Bradley, Michael McElhatton, Sibel Kekilli, Finn Jones, Oona Chaplin, Rose Leslie, Iwan Rheon, Ian McElhinney, Ciarán Hinds, Paul Kaye, Hannah Murray, Kristofer Hivju, Ellie Kendrick, Thomas Sangster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Tobias Menzies, Natalia Tena, Richard Dormer, Mackenzie Crook, Clive Russell, Art Parkinson
HBO
RELEASE DATE: February 18, 2014

It’s cold and dark and depressing outside as many of us fight through the dead of winter, but excitement is starting to build in the land of television as Game of Thrones begins to take over once again. It started with the first trailers and behind-the-scenes special for season four. It continues with the release of season three on Blu-ray today. And officially hits its full stride on April 6th with the start of the new season, as the show looks to continue its dominance over others as the best on TV today. The warmth of the sun is not far off now. For us anyway; we know what’s coming for Westeros.

With one of the most shocking sequences of events in TV history setting the internet ablaze with reactions, memes aplenty, and much discussion, season three continued to set the bar extremely high and continued bringing new fans to the series with no signs of slowing down in sight.

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Doctor Who TARDISblend 71: The Time Of The Doctor
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The Time of the Doctor has come at last, as the Matt Smith Doctor must face the standoff of a millennia at Trenzalore, the planet where he is supposed to die. With his most villainous enemies surrounding the planet, the Doctor must defend the human settlement on the surface – his final mission that will last far longer than he or companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) expect…

During TARDISblend 71, we discuss our thoughts as we review Matt Smith’s final episode as the Doctor, and the debut of Peter Capaldi as the next Doctor. We look into the many questions answered during this finale of the Matt Smith era as well as the implications for what may come next.

We also look into 2014 and beyond – as to what we can expect from the new Peter Capaldi Doctor in Series 8. All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

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Anime Review: Log Horizon
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Log Horizon TV PosterLog Horizon
Directed by Shinji Ishihara
Written by Syouji Masuda
Character Design by Mariko Ito
Voice cast: Emiri Kato, Takuma Terashima, Tomoaki Maeno, Ayahi Takagaki, Daiki Yamashita, Eriko Matsui, Jouji Nakata, Kanami Takahashi, Misaki Kuno, Nao Tamura, Ryota Ohsaka, Shohei Kajikawa, Sora Amamiya, Taishi Murata, Takahiro Sakurai, Tetsuya Kaikihara, Yumi Hara.
NHK
Air Dates: Saturdays, 6:30 a.m. CDT.
Currently Simulcasting on Crunchyroll

At first glance, NHK’s production of Log Horizon is reminiscent of many anime series in the fantasy/RPG genre. Sword Art Online and .Hack both come to mind. Nevertheless, this series has its own strengths that allow it to stand on its own, including character development and story details that don’t distract from the plot and wonderful character designs and fight sequences.

Simulcasting on Saturday mornings on Crunchyroll, Log Horizon is based on a series of novels by author Mamare Touno. Besides the anime adaptation, there have been four manga adaptations of the original novel series as well. The anime centers around three main characters, Shiroe, Naotsugu, and Akatsuki, who are among some 30,000 players in Japan – and several hundred thousand worldwide – trapped in the world of “Elder Tale,” a long-running MMORPG that, for some unexplained reason, has trapped everyone within it. At this point, I must mention that I love the setting for this series. The action all takes place on the actual islands of Japan and in real places like Akihabara and Susukino, but in “Elder Tale,” they are set in a kind of post-apocalyptic, sword-and-sorcery environment.

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