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    So far the show isnt that good, i understand that its getting started but lets be honest. We're not watching this show to see a guy deal with his divorce, or watch people d*cks fall off.
    I understand that they're trying to characterize right now, but there are better ways of doing this. Ive seen so many loving fathers going there divorce because they love their job and are never around, that no one gives a sh*t anymore. Tv writers think that we need to be told every detail step by step about a characters sad generic life. Take HBO's hit show "true detective" we wernt draged threw these people lives step by step, we put the peices together. We were shown their personal lives but the thing is that we liked these characters before they tried to show their personal lives. Thats the thing tv writers need to learn. We need to like characters before we can care. And right now the strain doesnt do that for me. And since there isnt much vampire killing right now im forced to be draged through these characters lives.
    I havent given up on the show yet because it has potential. I never read the book because i dont like reading. As far as cgi on the vampires it looks pretty good. Ill give it a few more episodes

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    UK 17th of Sept. What a wait!
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    Quite enjoying it so far... 7 episodes in...
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    Didn't realise season 2 had already kicked off in the US. We'll get it here in the UK the end of this month.
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    I watched season 1. It was mildly entertaining. I'll be giving Season 2 a watch. It's braindead enough.

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    Hang on... Is this starting to go off plot compared to the books?
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    It went off plot at the end of season 2 with a character's death that shouldn't have happened.

    I found season 3 more interesting, since at this point half of New York has fallen to the vampires. I enjoyed watching military special forces conducting search and destroy sweeps on vampire nests.

    Hope season 4 is just as entertaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rightwing401 View Post
    It went off plot at the end of season 2 with a character's death that shouldn't have happened.

    I found season 3 more interesting, since at this point half of New York has fallen to the vampires. I enjoyed watching military special forces conducting search and destroy sweeps on vampire nests.

    Hope season 4 is just as entertaining.
    If I recall in the third book the world (USA?) is dominated by the vampires with humans living in "farms" (blood banks)? And Ephraim's son is living in a mansion protected by The Master etc?

    I wonder if in the next series we'll get to that sort of position?
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