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This seems like a show we should be talking about.

Vampire-related lore is not my cup of tea, at all. But this show is flat-out awesome. The main reason I love it is the “realistic” approach used to create and present a vampire infestation...the focus on the “clinical” way vampires are created (parasitic organism/virus) over the supernatural.

The visuals so far are intense and disturbing, particularly when we see an infected person feeding on prey. That’s to be expected, given this show is Guillermo del Toro’s baby. But you just know they are going to get worse (meaning, better) throughout the rest of the show, and I patiently look forward to that.

During the pilot, Eph’s behavior and mannerisms made me think the role was perfect for someone like Jeff Goldblum.

I chuckled when the word “vampire” was first said on-screen. Interesting to see the word is not verboten, the way “zombie” is on The Walking Dead.

There are a lot of characters to keep track of, but it’s manageable so far, especially given so many are being killed. I’m most interested in Keamy from Lost. I’m really confused as to why they did what they did this week with the extremely devout Catholic woman whose husband was infected, given how she behaved during the previous episode. It’s almost as if we skipped an important piece of her story.

On a tangential note, FX (and FXX) are having a banner year.


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The way their mouths open reminds me of Blade 2. Can't believe they made Corey Stoll wear a wig. Walder Fray finally being badass and chopping heads off with his sword cane. And when they did the autopsy, they didn't even bother wearing any facial protective equipment like glasses or mouth guards. C'mon, this shit is gonna splatter!
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This show is like watching a trainwreck. I'm still doing it, almost by reflex.
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