Saturday, 10 May 2014

Zombie Awareness Month: Day 10 : In The Flesh Season 2

I loved season one so much of this, it was good, well acted and powerful. I was so upset at the ending but I won't give that away. BBC aren't known for their breaking shows.. not like other ones like C4 who did the Big Brother zombie show DEAD SET.

[2013 Season 1]

I was hoping there would be more of In The Flesh but the way they left it, It could have just ended and done so nicely. Even though it was three eps long it was well paces and wonderfully done, nothing felt rushed or shoe horned in.

Season 2 has been out since May 4th and I am just really slow where I don't watch alot of TV or listen to the radio.

A second, extended series of the show, comprising six one-hour episodes began airing on 4 May 2014 on BBC Three. It will begin broadcasting in the USA on 10 May 2014. It will take place in Roarton, where a fragile peace has been reached after the shocking events of Series One. While Kieren is hoping to get on with his second life, new, explosive characters could throw those plans into disarray. Battle lines are drawn and all will be judged.

From what I saw from the trailer it's alot like an X-men type thing THEM vs US pick a side or move out the way. But I look forward to catching up with it and enjoying it.

If you've not seen season 1 I did a review.

Due to the fact I never watch TV this one slipped me by for awhile until a work mate pointed it out so I started to watch and.. it's good.
In The Flesh is a BBC three part drama in which the dead came back to life and all hell broke lose.. after the events of the zombie take over alot of zombies were rounded up and 'cured' thanks to injections which give their brains the thing that being dead took away and now they walk amongst us but with all memories of their past lives in tact.
These people are called PDS 'Partally Dead Syndrome' and they try and fit back into our world. Our story is about a boy who had killed himself and there are alot of unresolved issues in the family due to how he died.
Where he lives sadly is a very god loving, low tolerance northern community that hate 'rotters' and who lead the HVF [Human Volunteer Force] which includes our main guys sister. It shows the northern lot in a very 'nice' light but as someone from the south.. oh well.
Anyway it's about zombies who came back, got cured and have to deal with 'living' their lives again and dealing with the guilt of what they have done and also dealing with the true livings feelings towards them.
A new, fresh look on the overly done to ahem.. death zombie story.
Three parts which doesn't feel rushed as you see him coming home, the struggles he gets from a conflicted family, a community who hate him and also meeting people along the way. It's powerful and compelling and  a damn good watch.
I can't say a bad thing about it other then the fuck ugly guy called 'Dean'...

Plot: 5/5
Acting: 4/5
Gore: 4/5
Scares: 1/5
Overall enjoyment: 5/5

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