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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).

ELEVEN, 8.30pm

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.

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