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TV Review: Colony 2.1 “Eleven.Thirteen”
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Colony
Season 2 Episode 1: “Eleven.Thirteen”
Directed by Juan José Campanella
Written by Ryan Condal
Starring Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson, Tory Kittles, Amanda Righetti, Paul Guilfoyle, Ally Walker, Alex Neustaedter, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp
Created by Ryan Condal, Carlton Cuse
USA
Air Date: Thursday, January 12th, 2017, 10:00pm

Last season on Colony, we met the Beaumans. Will (Josh Holloway) was former FBI recruited by the new government for his skills, and agreeed to get his missing son back. Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) was recruited by Broussard (Tory Kittles) to join the Resistance and spy on her husband. As you can imagine, that did not work out too well, or stay secret for more than 2 seconds. Both sides did questionable things – betrayal, murder, theft, chaos – just a perfect little family. Everything was out in the open at the end as Will and Katie took a stand on opposite sides, and Katie ended up alone.

Spoilers ahead.

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A&E Sets ‘Bates Motel’ 5th Season Premiere Date & Sneak Peek!
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Bates Motel

You have a little over a month to binge 4 seasons…40 episodes before Bates Motel returns for its 5th and final season. A&E announced the premiere date yesterday with a little gift: a sneak peek at what our little psycho will be up to.

Check out the press release and sneak peek below (spoilers below if you have not binged yet!).

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Check Out The Sneak Peek Of The 2nd Season ‘Colony’ Premiere
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Colony 2nd Season Sneak Peek

When we last saw the Beauman family, Katie and Will (Sarah Wayne Callies, Josh Holloway) were on different sides of the law, but Will’s heart was not really in his cause. He just wanted his son back, and his family together. They both got caught up in this bloody, violent war, but what’s great about Colony (and probably the reason for its renewal) is these complex relationships, not only between wife and husband, and father and son, but the partnerships, which are deep too.

Check out the sneak peek below.

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TV Review: The Strain 3.10 “The Fall” (Finale)
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FX's The Strain

The Strain
Season 3 Episode 10: “The Fall”
Directed by Carlton Cuse
Written by Chuck Hogan, Carlton Cuse
Created by Chuck Hogan, Guillermo del Toro
Starring Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Richard Sammel, Jonathan Hyde, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown, Ruta Gedmintas, Max Charles, Rupert Penry-Jones
FX
Air Date: Sunday October 30th, 2016, 10pm

Last week on The Strain, everybody tried to leave the city, and Justine (Samantha Mathis), her men, Gus (Miguel Gomez), and Angel (Joaquín Cosio) fought the flowing waves of strigoi in one last stand. Angel covered for Gus, and died a burning triumphant hero. Justine died a brave soldier as well. Gus escaped. Palmer (Jonathan Hyde) managed to steal the nuclear bomb, and ambushed Eichorst (Richard Sammel), severely injuring him. It’s about time he started to atone. Eph and Dutch (Corey Stoll and Ruta Gedmintas) finished their strigoi mind scrambler. Fet (Kevin Durand) and Eph got into a fistfight.

Warning! Spoilers for the season 3 finale of The Strain!

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TV Review: The Strain 3.9 “Do Or Die”
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The Strain
Season 3 Episode 9: “Do or Die”
Directed by Ken Girotti
Written by Chuck Hogan
Created by Chuck Hogan, Guillermo del Toro
Starring Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Richard Sammel, Jonathan Hyde, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown, Ruta Gedmintas, Max Charles, Joaquín Cosio, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samantha Mathis
FX
Air Date: Sunday October 23rd, 2016, 10pm

Last week on The Strain, we get Gus’s (Miguel Gomez) backstory on why he wants to save his strigoi mother (other than boys and their moms). His uncles took out his father after he abused their sister once too often. He became the man of the house early. In the present day, he ended up having to put her down after she almost got Angel (Joaquín Cosio). Setrakian and Fet (David Bradley and Kevin Durand) interrogated a few key people, thanks to Palmer (Jonathan Hyde), but they missed out on getting Eichorst (Richard Sammel), who had just given us a nasty little demonstration of the blood factory. Eph (Corey Stoll) and Dutch (Ruta Gedmintas) recovered the original JFK black box, but the Master’s sound waves made Dutch really sick. When she recovered, her and Eph had sex. Quinlan (Rupert Penry-Jones) told the ancients to get off their asses. As they do, Eichhorst invaded the ancients lair with lots of bloodthirsty friends, which caused them to fight, and they were pretty good for some desiccated husks. That is, until they explode.

Spoilers below.

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Book Review: The Art Of The Strain By Robert Abele
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The Art of The Strain
Hardcover
Written by Robert Abele
Forward by Guillermo del Toro
Insight Editions
Release Date: June 28th, 2016

It’s that time of year again… the time when we return to the showdown of human vs strigoi, concentrated in New York City. For 2 seasons our morally skewed heroes viciously scrapped for survival, barely making it out of one attack after another. This season, the struggle continues as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) deals with the double blow of losing his son to his ex-wife (Natalie Brown) and The Master (Jack Kesy), and his love Nora (Mia Maestro) to the violence.

More below.

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‘The Strain’ Gets A 4th and Final Season From FX
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FX's The Strain

The FX vampire series The Strain is currently in its third season (find reviews and more right here), and now we know that this current season is the penultimate one.

It has been announced that the series, which is based on the book trilogy of the same name written by Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi) with Carlton Cuse (LOST) acting as showrunner, has been given a season four order by FX. It’s also been revealed that this fourth season will be the show’s final season.

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TV Review: The Strain 3.2 “Bad White”
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The Strain
Season 3 Episode 2: “Bad White”
Directed by J. Miles Dale
Written by David Weddle & Bradley Thompson
Created by Chuck Hogan, Guillermo del Toro
Starring Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Richard Sammel, Jonathan Hyde, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown, Ruta Gedmintas, Jack Kesy, Max Charles, Joaquín Cosio, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samantha Mathis
FX
Air Date: Sunday September 4th, 2016, 10pm

Last week’s The Strain started off crazy as expected. Eph (Corey Stoll) is waiting for his vampire son to return, trading in what he thinks are useless asthma meds for liquor and a taser. Kelly (Natalie Brown) shows up with a deal for Eph – Zach (Max Charles) for The Lumen. Setrakian (David Bradley) studies it voraciously, only stopping to referee Fet and Quinlan (Kevin Durand and Rupert Penry-Jones). Gus (Miguel Gomez) keeps his strigoi mom as a pet. Fet tries in vain to save the Navy Seals from a gruesome fate at the hands of The Master (Jack Kesy).

Spoilers below.

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TV Review: The Strain 3.1 “New York Strong”
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The Strain
Season 3 Episode 1: “New York Strong”
Directed by J. Miles Dale
Written by Carlton Cuse
Created by Chuck Hogan, Guillermo del Toro
Starring Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Richard Sammel, Jonathan Hyde, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown, Ruta Gedmintas, Jack Kesy, Max Charles, Joaquín Cosio, Rupert Penry-Jones, Samantha Mathis
FX
Air Date: Sunday August 28th, 2016, 10pm

Spoilers if you are not all caught up…

At the end of season 2 of The Strain, our gang had split in various heartbreaking ways. Setrakian (David Bradley) had succeeded in obtaining the Lumen from Eichorst (Richard Sammel), after Palmer (Jonathan Hyde) pulled the funding. As punishment, The Master (Jack Kesy) took Coco’s (Lizzie Brocheré) eternal life, destroying Palmer. Quinlan, Gus, Setrakian, and Fet (Rupert Penry-Jones, Miguel Gomez, Bradley, and Kevin Durand) joined forces. Nora (Mia Maestro) got infected by Kelly (Natalie Brown) while defending Zach, who ended up leaving with his mom. Eph (Corey Stoll) showed up heartbroken, and Nora decided to end it instead of letting the Master use her.

More spoilers ahead for episode 3.1 “New York Strong.”

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SDCC 2016: ‘Bates Motel’ Season 5 Details Revealed; Rihanna Cast As Marion Crane
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Bates Motel

Bates Motel haunted San Diego Comic-Con tonight as EPs Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin, along with Norman and Norma Bates, Dylan Massett, and Sheriff Romero (Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, and Nestor Carbonell) held a panel to talk about all things Season 5 (the end…) and more.

Check out the tweets and announcement video below.

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