Z is for… Zombies – In the Flesh #AtoZChallenge

Z is for… Zombies –  In the Flesh

I watched the BBC3 3 episode series In the Flesh this weekend. This is an interesting take on zombies.

The main character is Kieron – a Partially Deceased Syndrome Sufferer (the politically correct term for zombies).

A treatment has been found that helps the PDS victims feel again and they begin to be reintegrated back into society. Needing to use contacts to cover their staring eyes and mousse to pink up their pale complexions they can’t eat or drink without nasty eliminations of their waste.

Kieron is haunted by images of the last person he killed when in his untreated state and is at first reluctant to go home (other reasons for this reluctance are also explored).

Also despite a law to protect them from discrimination there are enough people who want him and everyone like him dead again.

In the Flesh

Kieron is sensitively played by Luke Newberry who played the uncredited Teddy Lupin in the last Harry Potter film epilogue scene (I’ll have to look out for him when I next watch it).

The reason this works so well – it’s about human relationships and love and loss and second chances.

Highly recommended.

The other zombie series I have waiting to be watched are The Walking Dead and Dead Set – I also have Warm Bodies to read and look forward to the DVD release.

Are you a zombie fan? Any other recommendations?

And that’s it – the final post of my A-Z of Supernatural, Sci-Fi and Fantasy TV series. Thanks for all of your comments – I hope you’ve discovered at least one new show to enjoy. Do come back if you have, and let me know what you think.

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Posted on April 30, 2013, in April A-Z Challenge, Film and TV Reviews and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Not a zombie fan, but I enjoyed reading your post. 🙂
    #1196
    A to Z April Blogging Challenge
    http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/z-is-for-zipper/

  2. I’ve not really read/watched much in the zombie genre, but this does sound like an interesting take. “Partially Deceased Syndrome”–that’s good! 🙂 I should probably read at least one zombie book. I don’t tend to go for horror, but as a writer, I’m interested to see how certain genres are written. That’s why I was interested to read Scott Westerfeld’s LEVIATHAN steampunk series (and was very glad I did). So I’m taking note of recommendations too! 🙂

    Congratulations on finishing the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge, Kirsty! I hope you continue blogging–even if not every day. I’ll be following. 🙂

    • Thanks so much Colin – I definitely won’t be blogging daily – will try and keep at it though.
      I think I should spread my reading wings a little more too – will add Leviathan to my to read list. I’ll let you know how Warm Bodies is.
      I once wrote a zombie story – might try dusting it off and trying to do something with it.

      I’ve really appreciated your support – it’s kept me going for sure.

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