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“The typewriter is the best way to get to know New Yorkers. We just volunteer to write. We’ve typed up love poems, want ads… Allen’s written resignation letters for people. Sometimes we just offer haikus to people on the street. Once I typed someone’s suicide note. “
“Why did you do that? “
“Because he was afraid to write it himself. “

Summary of 'the strain' pilot
  • Black person: Hey, I should die first
  • White people: Hey lets touch weird shit without gloves and masks
  • White person: I hear a sound, let me go find it alone....y'know and get brutally murdered
  • Nazi Vampire: I have weird eyes
  • Medical Practitioner: I will grab a beating vampire heart, because that shit is weird
  • other white person: I will let my clearly dead daughter back into the house
  • Cool but dumb old person: I will sound hella crazy and bring a sword into the airport because that shit is normal
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“Buddy, I’ve been working in the tunnels for 15 years and I still get the heebie-jeebies every time I get on the muck train. My Pops used to say that being scared keeps you sharp, and being sharp keeps you alive. Most of the time, anyway. Everything’s getting darker. I’ve seen things down there… things I don’t think could survive on the surface… I don’t know.“

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True Blood meets true horror in The Strain

Tonight’s pick: The Strain – FOX8, 8.30pm est

FANS and critics are raving about Guillermo Del Toro’s original take on the horror genre with The Strain.

When a plane lands with everyone on board dead, Dr Goodweather and his team are called upon to investigate. But what looks at first like a viral outbreak might be the beginning of something more sinister. What is the virus? And what does it turn its victims into?

Rotten Tomatoes gives it a rating of 87 per cent. It’s brilliant work from the director of Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim.

- Charles Purcell

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