Friday, 27 June 2014

TV Time: In The Flesh

Summer is the time I tend to jump on the bandwagon late to TV shows that I have been meaning to watch but never got around to. Last summer I was marathoning Orphan Black and Breaking Bad, both fantastic shows that I'm really glad I watched. This summer I plan on catching up on more series I've been missing  and this week I decided to start (and finish) In The Flesh.

I didn't know much about this show before I started it to be honest. I knew it from the BAFTA nominations (and it's mini-series win) and I think I heard it mentioned when it aired but I never caught it on TV. All I knew was that it was a BBC zombie series that had been airing on BBC Three and was apparently very good. And the hype I saw ended up being spot on but I can't help but wonder why I haven't heard more people talk about it because it's bloody brilliant! 

If you want an intense, emotional drama series that delves into the struggles of prejudices, mental illnesses, society and more with a little post-zombie rising horror then check this show out now. Yes, the zombie make up is nowhere near as good as the walking dead but that doesn't really matter to the story as we see the undead's difficulty to belong in their community once they are allowed back home after being medicated at a treatment centre. Good cast, great original spin on the zombie genre. I don't want to explain too much about what happens and include spoilers so I'm going to leave you with the trailer.

And after watching the entire two season this week I can now only pray for another season. Who knows if that will happen as BBC Three will be moving online but with the success of online TV shows like Orange Is The New Black and House Of Cards it would be silly for the BBC not to keep it. I've seen the #saveintheflesh campaign all over the internet so I'm staying hopeful that there will be more.

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