The Strain has everything going for it. Guillermo Del Toro is at the helm adapting his own ideas to the small screen. They have the creative freedom FX gives its shows. Then there is the cast. Getting Corey Stoll after his incredible season on Netflix's House of Cards. Bringing Mia Maestro back to television after her role on ABC's spy drama Alias. Sean Astin of Lord of the Rings fame. Plus a recurring cast full of talented people such as Regina King and Leslie Hope.
My concern with the first two episodes was the pacing. I was sure the plot would pick up and the world these characters lived in would change completely. The best way to explain is through the only example I could think of: The Walking Dead. Imagine if the show started with the virus spreading without the main characters knowing. The show had people in custody battles while vampires were out killing people. With the way people drop television shows for small reasons because there are so many shows out there I was really worried.
But then the end of episode 3 happened. The three scientists finally got proof of what is really going on. Vampires right in front of them. Also Dr. Goodweather's violent reaction and the shock on Dr. Martinez's face. It seemed like a sign of what is to come in the future. I am just happy things seem to be picking up!
So again Thank you The Strain!