DVD Review – The Strain (Season 4)



The Strain has been one of the more interesting shows on television because it never really felt like an FX show. It’s always felt like something to be discovered on a pay cable channel like Starz, like Black Sails, instead of a good show on FX that managed to find a dedicated audience for four solid seasons.

Following the events of season 3 we’re in the middle of a nuclear winter. Humanity is now prepping for one final suicide mission against the vampires, as well, and the season follows the remnants of humanity planning one final attack to reclaim dominance over the vampires.

It’s an interesting show and the one thing the season does, which really good shows do, is that it knows when to finish its run. The fourth season feels like the right time to end and the show builds towards its finale with a certainty to it. There isn’t anything left for a fifth season or anything built towards the future.

This is a final season, nothing more, and it’s kind of nice to see a show go out when it’s still at its peak as opposed to being mercifully put down.

Nothing but EPK stuff.

20th Century Fox presents The Strain (Season 4). Created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan based on the novel of the same name. Starring Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Kevin Durand. Run Time: 599 minutes. Released on DVD: 12.12.17

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