Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Strain coming to FX in July

FX is going to make this book a series, I got it as a gift before I went back to college to finish my degree and now that I am done with school I'm jumping back into it.  It's pretty good so far, I'm half way through the book but I'm racing the clock to finish it before the show starts.

Book to be TV series this July
Anything that takes place in or around New York City I make time to watch, not just because of my familiarity with the city but seeing a story take place in a place that is real to you makes watching a show more enjoyable.  The book is pretty good at describing the grossness of everything that is happening and if you are a fan of Guillermo Del Toro's work you already know he pulls know punches with gore. Moving that detailed gore to the book is done well.  Chuck Hogan co-authors with Del Toro in the book so hopefully they get to collaborate on creative content on the show.   FX has some pretty creative commercials and trailers out to promote the show and if you haven't seen them yet you should check them out and other content on the networks web page.

I think the timing is good to throw some horror at us for the summer, especially since there aren't many horror themed shows on to compete with it that time of year.  As for the book, I find it a little slow going but really interesting and I actually think it will work better on a weekly TV show as I feel like the story drags a bit and there are too many characters still being introduced so late in the book.

Interestingly enough, I saw a trailer for the book that made me want it that was done pretty well too.  This is one of them: