Best on the Box
FOX8 ( pay- TV), 8.30pm
Creator and director Guillermo del Toro couldn’t get The Strain up as a TV project, so he turned it into a series of novels, which in turn helped pave the way for it back onto screens. It’s no doubt benefited from all that development as it’s great – a horror/ thriller based more in science ( the protagonists are with the Center for Disease Control) than legend. More importantly the vampires are of the genuinely disgusting, horrible type that tween girls will never fall in love with, as they should be. Stars Corey Stoll ( pictured, House of Cards).
Sometimes a Simpsons episode is a cohesive whole. Other times they appear to have stuck four aborted storylines together with crazy glue. This is such an episode. It includes a drunken Superhero pub crawl, wl, Bart going to art class, then employing voodoo rituals to get out of it, which leads to performing voodoo on childless couples and then animal l husbandry for the mob. At the end, Duff Man introduces the seven- pack ck of beer. Because “There’s nothing symmetrical about flavour”. Oh yeah. eah.