In the Flesh
— Created by Dominic Mitchell, airing on BBC Three. Starring Luke Newberry, Emily Bevan, Emmett J Scanlan.
The show, depicts life after “The Rising”. During The Rising, deceased teenager Kieren Walker and thousands of other people who died in 2009 were re-animated as rabid zombies. The re-animated people were hunted down during “The Pale Wars” by armed militias. A medication was found to bring consciousness back to the undead, returning their minds to who they were before dying. The undead that were not killed by the militias were then rounded up and were given medication and rehabilitation by the government in a plan to reintroduce them to society. [x]
wtw’s thoughts: First expecting a comedy à la Warm Bodies, we found ourselves in front of a dramatic, heart-breaking story of a young teenager confronted by his new life.
In The Flesh uses zombies as a metaphorical form to talks and condemn racism, discrimination, homophobia, in a world where a government is completely helpless to help effectively people suffering from diseases physical and/or mental.
Mitchell discusses also the power of religion on a brain-washed population, glorification of war soldiers, and hypocrisy from the politics and the powerful.
The story nevertheless keeps its plot and can easily justify its use of zombies, so if you are a zombie fan, don’t be afraid. However, you should not expect a Walking Dead Show.
Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 9
Episodes of ~45 minutes
The show is subject to making or not a season 3. Petitions all around Internet are being made. If you are going to watch this show, keep in mind that you may never have a season 3.