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Recap: “The Master,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 13

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What do you call a finale in which nothing gets resolved? In the case of "The Master" and The Strain I call it the end to a bad season of TV.

Recap: “Last Rites,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 12

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With just one episode left before the season finale, "Last Rites" ties up loose ends and fills in backgrounds as it builds towards a conclusion.

Recap: “The Third Rail,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 11

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Can a show be scary when the audience can't take the villain seriously? That and the outcomes of bad special effects in this week's recap of The Strain.

Recap: “Loved Ones,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 10

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How do two concepts from Greek drama relate to "Loved Ones," latest episode of The Strain?

Recap: “The Disappeared,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 9

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In an episode of The Strain focused on character, the person who's supposed to b the most despicable turns out to be the most interesting.

Recap: “Creatures of the Night,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 8

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The addition of a strong structure and exciting action—things lacking in the series to date—make this the best episode of The Strain so far.

Recap: “For Services Rendered,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 7

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Guilt is often at the heart of good horror. Consider Father Karras' guilt over his neglect of his mother in The Exorcist: it's the path that Pazuzu chooses to attempt Karras' corruption. The Strain knows the power of guilt, and tries to use it—but with less success.

Recap: “Occultation,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 6

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The Strain often gets referred to as dumb fun by its fans, but this episode is long on one of those qualities, with the other vitally absent.

Recap: “Runaways,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 5

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About three quarters of the way through “Runaways,” the fifth episode of The Strain, Season 1, a man who cleans up messes for the rich and famous shows up at Goth rocker Simon Bolivar’s townhouse.

Recap: “It’s Not for Everyone,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 4

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Ever been forced to watch a chorus that's off key...? Episode 4 of The Strain is kinda like that.

Recap: “Gone Smooth,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 3

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The third time isn’t quite a charm for the first season of The Strain, but in its third episode the series shows its first signs of promising life.

Recap: “The Box”, The Strain, Season 1, Episode 2

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Hmmm. Watching grass grow is boring. But, The Strain?

Top 20 Vampires in Books & Literature

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With so many vampires (vampyres) to choose from, you're bound to find one that tastes just right!

Recap: “Night Zero,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 1

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There’s nothing classical about The Strain’s take on bloodsuckers....

Precap: The Strain, Season 1

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The Strain is coming to FX. Here's what we know.