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One Last Pitch for THE STRAIN

Fans of the show know how special it was. It got no love from the awards shows. Not for acting, not for the show itself. But we know. THE STRAIN was high quality all the way. Top notch storytelling. The work speaks for itself, and the fact that it wasn’t lauded with awards only serves as a testament to the fickleness and lack of credibility of the Emmys and all those other awards programs that failed to recognize it. THE STRAIN is to those shows what STAR WARS was to the Oscars the year that “the Academy” chose to give the Best Picture award to a Woody Allen movie instead. And that’s all that needs to be said on that.

Here is a short documentary. (Remember last week, when I said I expected that FX wouldn’t be sending me any more screeners, now that the series was ending? They surprised me.) It’s bittersweet, listening to the cast members discuss the experience of being a part of this show. I can only imagine how it must feel for them. They’ve spent four years together, four years getting to know each other and their characters. We, the audience, have gotten to know them, too. I had the pleasure of interviewing several of the stars of the show, an honor I’d never experienced before. I will always be grateful to THE STRAIN. It was, in fact, the first weekly television program that I sat down to watch after many years of avoiding TV altogether. I got satellite television put in because of THE STRAIN. Now that it’s wrapped–even though I hold out hope for that Quinlan spinoff!–there’s going to be a hole in my Sunday nights. I miss the little white worms already.

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (,, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase here:


TheCheezman • September 22, 2017

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