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.
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.
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.