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Those of us ADULTS who have been watching the show since it 1st came on are sick & tired of all the kiddies on it now, like Serena (thankfully she's GONE!), Chad (what a loser), JJ, boring Paige, etc. We're THRILLED to see some of our oldies but best characters from the show return! Yay Patch! I don't care if they reconcile or not-while he's there, he's eye candy for the ADULT females who watch the show!

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Terrie

I totally agree with your review............this episode really wasn't that interesting. At this point, and yes it's still early, this is just too much like the original only with new characters.......I'm expecting flashbacks on just what exactly got the virus started in the first place.............and yes, I fully expect Tobias back at some point................there has to be a group, like Rick's group, that are survivors...........but if the original is any indication--then we already know none of these people survive. I've been told at some point the original and this show will interact..........I guess we'll see being as nothing as of yet has been said about a 2nd season of this show.........

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@ Terrie

A second season has already been ordered.

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@ Terrie

I thought I read somewhere that not even this series will explain the origin of the virus.(A Kirkman interview?) Considering how quickly things went to shit...I can believe it.

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I'd be more excited if there was more mention of McGee

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The Strain Season 2 Episode 8 Review: Intruders

My question is how many of the spider kids are left? I thought Quinlan got most of them if not all last week. Where was Dutch while everyone was either acting angsty or doing dangerous missions? (side note the exchange between the professor and Fet about robbing the cardinal was hilarious) And finally call me cruel for saying this but Zach is being a idiot he nearly got everyone killed this ep and none of what everybody has been saying lately to him is sinking in.

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@ Dean

Fet's giggle was priceless best part of the episode

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@ Mo

Yeah who knew that one guy could be so happy robbing a religous official

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Maybe we watched different episodes. The second was far more suspenseful and informative than the pilot. The tension in this one had me on the edge of my seat, whereas the first episode was rather a letdown after all the hype. So many questions left unanswered. I cannot wait to see the next one. I thought separating the family was a nice twist. I really thought that boy would go home with "Ms. C," and be the source of wisdom for the group on what is to come.

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@ Tc Anderson

I agree with you. I cant care for any of the characters yet, and that bothers me because I think this show's got potential. I'm just wondering though, after the full blown zombie apocalypse hit LA, then isnt this show gonna be the same as The Walking Dead, only with different characters, in different locations? What makes this show interesting to me was the pre-apocaplyse setting. Otherwise it's just gonna be The Walking Dead with less likeable characters.

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@ Tc Anderson

I agree with you that this episode was more suspenseful and better than the pilot. I thought the pilot was boring. The only complaint I have is that I can't seem to care about any of the characters yet. Maybe Travis but for some reason I really dislike Madison.

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@ Anne

I haven't watched the second episode yet, but I agree with you on why I wanted to watch. I love the pre-apocalypse setting and the terror of what's coming down. What surprised me in the premiere was how quickly everyone went from seeing a cop being eaten on TV to buying into the terror. There was no in between. In this age of reality TV, the majority of reactions should have been like the daughter's -- that's made up, right? Instead, the world stopped and panic ensued. I think they lost their edge right there. What could have been an interesting look a the slow and frightening breakdown of society became "let's just get to the zombies" because they don't seem to know anything else. Shame.

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@ Carissa Pavlica

I loved this post and agree with it totally. I know people can be superstitious, but most of the time we require REAL hardcore proof before we are convinced but the family believed too easily. In the second episode however, so many people's doubts sprung to life like Liza, Chris and their opposite neighbour, who was throwing a party despite the news and strange video. The 2nd episode also introduced Madison and Alicia to what the world will be like from now on...every man/family for himself/theirselves. This was best showcased at the end of the episode, where Madison locked the door and stopped Alicia from attempting to save the woman. I like Alicia and her doubts about what's going on were also exploited...twice.

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Masters of Sex Season 3 Episode 8 Review: Surrogates

Hooray, someone else loved Betty's speech. I clapped when she said, "I'm a lesbian, not a moron!"

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The Strain Season 2 Episode 8 Review: Intruders

Hate Kelly. Boring. Predictable.

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@ Fudgefase

Part of that storyline is from the book.

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Neither Dan nor Bill can make Virginia happy. Seriously, they're both married, they are both not free, for different reasons, but still. She is so smart, hard working and all, and then she still fools herself into these kinds of situation. I actually don't get it. Don't make me even start with Libby...PLEASE!! at this point, her kids are suffering more in living with an unhappy mom and an absent father than seeing them splitting up! I don't feel any sympathy for her, at this point she is totally choosing to be unhappy.

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Ray Donovan Season 3 Episode 8 Review: Tulip

Not to mention that the "Central American Eyelash Vipers" were harmless corn snakes...and there's no reason that there'd be a tank full of animals stuffed with heroin hanging around - what, was the Fish and Wildlife Service waiting around patiently for the snakes to take a dump? Idiotic.

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@ Cookie Lipschitz

I decided to pretend that whole part didn't exist. I, too, was shaking my head at a bunch of snakes in cages still stuffed full of bags of heroin. Unless I missed the part where Lena was stuffing the bags of heroin into the snakes herself, it was a bit ludicrous.

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@ Carissa Pavlica

But I had a fun time imagining that the Fish and Wildlife agent was going to end up being the buried body. And just the way it ended in complete disaster was hilarious.

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@ Cookie Lipschitz

Wow, Ray even said acknowledged it wasn't a brilliant plan; it didn't have to be. ALL they needed was for a high powered employee of the Fish and Wildlife Services to present Napier with the charges. It could of been beanie babies stuffed with bath salts. None of that matters; they just needed to stall him and put him in a corner to "fix" a problem. I thought the snake embezzling thing was pretty cool, definitely different, and could be practical...wouldn't be my first idea if I was actually trying to smuggle something, but this was a frame job that went bad. That's what I loved about it. They set up this cool angle with the a frame job using heroin stuffed snakes, but Lena gets irritated and knocks the lady out and she gets bit..... Shit ALWAYS happens and Ray has to fix it and change the stories. It can't be easy for the writers to keep coming up with little hitches or unforseen shitty incidents that happen during a fix that leads Ray into coming up with a fix for that fix. Anyone that's hating on the writers of this show are idiots, and that's not an opinion... it's a fact cause this show is fucking brilliant!

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Ray Donovan Season 3 Episode 8 Review: Tulip

This episode takes the most abrupt turn towards stupid of anything I've ever seen. The whole "bag of snakes" thing could have come out of the fevered mind of a 12 year old boy. These are not plot twists - they're hail mary passes made when the writers were tired, wanted to go home, and were completely out of ideas. Really, really lousy.