I’m back on “What the Flick?!” this week recapping episode 102 of FX’s The Strain, the latest horror series to hit the web. Joining me are William Bibbiani, Alonso Duralde and Ben Mankiewicz. Click on the player here to listen to our recap and analysis of the show. Is it getting better or worse?
In this installment of the series – entitled “The Box” – four survivors begin manifesting strange symptoms, but Eph and Nora’s attempt to quarantine them is thwarted as the disinformation campaign begins. Meanwhile, in jail, Setrakian receives a surprise visit from an old – a very old – acquaintance.
AMC released today The Walking Dead key art for Comic Con International: San Diego 2014. The image, which will appear on banner ads around the fan-based convention from June 24-27, features series stars (from L-R): Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene and Michael Cudlitz as Sgt. Abraham Ford.
Was this episode written by Shonda Rhimes? Because this week’s episode felt like a lot of emotional realizations without much actually happening. It wasn’t overly sappy, but this episode felt so long. It was a true “middle episode:” we wrapped up the plotline from the first half of the season, and set up the plots for the second half. Unfortunately, the plot setups were a little weak. We have a whole bunch of scorned lovers, and we discover Bill is infected. No surprise there. I am eager to see what kind of torture Eric will rain down on Sarah.
Sookie returns to a home without Alcide. Lafayette is there, and puts her to bed. Sookie wakes nearly 24 hours later, and discovers that Lafayette and James have set out a huge buffet. They have scheduled a party to help ease Sookie’s loneliness and celebrate life. She goes along with it begrudgingly, and only after Bill shows up, painfully on time.
FX’s The Strain, the new horror series from Guillermo del Toro, Carlton Cuse and Chuck Hogan, premiered this past Sunday and the ratings are now in. So far this week, the series premiere and its encore telecasts of have combined to deliver an audience of 8 million Total Viewers and 4.2 million Adults 18-49 (most current and non-inclusive of one additional telecast and Live+3 on one episode).
The network projects that, inclusive of Live+7 data, VOD, digital and electronic purchases, the series premiere of The Strain will deliver over 10 million Total Viewers.
Ryan Murphy tweeted out a new photo of Sarah Paulson’s character on American Horror Story: Freakshow. Well, maybe I should say characters. Dot and Bette, to be more specific. Shooting has commenced on the fourth season. Jessica Lange, Michael Chiklis, Sarah Paulson, Bates, Angela Bassett, Jamie Brewer, Wes Bentley Denis O’Hare and Frances Conroy star in the next season which uses a traveling freakshow as a backdrop.
A new photo from The Walking Dead season 5 will certainly get Daryl Dixon fans worked up and talking. The pic, which originated at EW, finds Daryl sweaty, bound and gagged. And the look in his eyes is either pleading for mercy or it is thankful for salvation – which one do you think it is?
We’re going to be seeing a lot more come out of season 5 as we get closer to the San Diego Comic-Con.
That’s where the cast and crew will descend on Hall H on Friday, July 25th from 12:20pm-1:20pm.
Here we are… The schedule for the last day of the San Diego Comic-Con. This is usually a light day for horror, but it looks like they’re going to be squeezing a few television panels in before this nerd orgy dies down and everyone goes home.
We’re now a week and a half out from this event. For previous SDCC schedule “horror highlights,” head on over to this page. We’ve got you covered and I’ll continue to have you covered through the con.
With the pilot ready to premiere at Comic-Con International in less than two weeks, NBC’s upcoming “Constantine” drama, based on the Vertigo Comics character, has replaced its female lead with Latina actress Angélica Celaya joining the cast as Mary “Zed” Martin, as confirmed on the show’s Facebook page.
Celaya will replace Lucy Griffiths’ Liv, the female lead in the pilot, as she takes on the role of the character from the comics, an artist who joins John Constantine’s battle against evil forces as well as being his lover.