The Canary Underground: A Podcast for FX's "The Strain"
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Rachael and Amberlee discuss the FX series "The Strain."
||Explicit113 – “The Master” – I Always Travel With Theatrical Lighting||This week Rachael and Amberlee wrap up their discussion of “The Strain.” While some things certainly happened in this episode, it just didn’t feel like a season finale. Rachael shames Eph for his inability to diagnose an asthma attack,||10/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit112 – “Last Rites” – Stop Trying to Make Fetch Happen||Rachael and Amberlee look forward to the season finale while discussing the use of “brah,” bad facial hair, and creepy age differences. Amberlee suggests that Fitzwilliam would make a good addition to the team,||10/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit111 – “The Third Rail” – The Worst Children’s Book Ever||Stop the presses, Canaries, Amberlee is now on board the Gus train as we discuss this week’s episode of The Strain. Gus has the hardest life, but appears to finally be engaging with the main plot of the show! Hooray! Rachael loves revenge plots,||9/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit110 – “Loved Ones” – Oh You Know, Reasons||This week Dutch decides she can fix the internet! Using Science! Because, Reasons! Rachael and Amberlee bemoan the odd narrative choice of having Dutch and Vasiliy march into what has to be one of the most heavily guarded buildings in the world of Th||9/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit109 – “The Disappeared” – No One Talks Like That||In this episode of The Canary Underground Rachael is so done with Nazi flashbacks and Amberlee still finds Eichhorst hypnotic. We debate the efficacy of the structure of the episode, the inclusion of Zack,||9/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit108 – “Creatures of the Night” – #MomWatch2014||This week: Surprise, racism! Thankfully, this is the only undesirable aspect of this episode. Though seriously, what was up with the racism? Rachael and Amberlee celebrate the return of Dutch! Hooray! We debate the redemption of Samwise and the usef||9/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit107 – “For Services Rendered” – Embroidery with Vampires||This week the Luss transformation is finally almost complete, and once again Neeva is the only one thinking straight. Rachael and Amberlee are delighted by the appearance of the vampire vampire hunters, and we note Eph’s lack of milk as the mysteri||8/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit106 – “Occultation” – Tweet is a Silly Word||Perverts and Purse Snatchers and Vampires, oh my! This week Rachael and Amberlee are underwhelmed by the eclipse, just like in real life! Rachael is frustrated with Kelly’s characterization and Nora’s lack of character.||8/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit105 – “Runaways” – The Silver Sword and Nail Gun Man||In this episode of The Canary Underground everyone is bored with Eldritch Palmer. Seriously, what is this storyline? Was it really necessary to include Palmer in this episode? Surprisingly, Amberlee finds Nora almost interesting,||8/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit104 – “It’s Not For Everyone” – With Her Face||In this episode Amberlee and Rachael wonder what exactly Eldritch thought would happen when he made a deal with The Master. Rachael is intrigued by the sassy new hacker, Amberlee is relieved that they didn’t drag out Gertie’s death,||8/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit103 – “Gone Smooth” – The Adventure of the Action Wig and the Fire Extinguisher||Rejoice Canaries, for lo there is narrative structure! In this week’s episode Amberlee marvels at the mere suggestion of character development while Rachael waxes poetic about mirrors. There’s much consternation over the inevitable death of Gerti||7/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit102 – “The Box” – The Internet is a Magical Place||Rachael and Amberlee reflect on the various merits of “The Box,” namely the introduction of the most dedicated exterminator in Manhatten. They also praise the dialing back of Eph’s douche levels, the pacing compared to the pilot, Emma’s creep||7/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit101 – “Night Zero” – Spoiler Alert, Nazis!||Rachael and Amberlee discuss the series premiere of The Strain, “Night Zero.” While generally underwhelming, the pilot provides many interesting points of discussion including but not limited to: the apparent necessity of Corey Stoll’s wig,||7/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMeet the Hosts||Rachael and Amberlee introduce themselves and explain what you can expect from the show.||7/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Podcast about The Strain
Rachael and Amberlee are as smart as anyone you will hear on a podcast and have a lot of experience doing in depth discussions of TV shows. If you are expecting fangirl gushing, you will be in the wrong place. There is some risk in doing a podcast about a new series, and I hope that The Strain is good enough to keep the podcast going for a long time.
If you want an honest, down the middle discussion about "The Strain" then this is the podcast for you. Rachael and Amberlee are both intelligent and funny hosts. No recaps here which is a good thing. But you'll find In depth discussion on plot and character development.
Amberlee and Rachael are some of the best podcasters I have ever come across. I always enjoy listening to them.