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    Zombie In the Flesh Airs June 6-8, 2013

    I wanted to remind everyone that the TV miniseries "In the Flesh" is airing June 6, 7 & 8 on BBC America. It's a post zombie-apocalypse story in which the outbreak has been controlled and the infected have been cured.

    Here's a video of the first 3 minutes of the premiere episode:
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    It was okay. I watched it earlier in the year. It's no Dead Set, but it'll do in a pinch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Osiris View Post
    It was okay. I watched it earlier in the year. It's no Dead Set, but it'll do in a pinch.
    I guess it's a Canadian thing, getting non-US TV programming before we do in the States. We only start getting season 2 of Continuum this Friday, but it's already all been aired in Canada. No spoilers please.

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    I watched it online. :/
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    I tried that. I got a message saying "Not available to residents of the United States"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabbage Patch View Post
    I tried that. I got a message saying "Not available to residents of the United States"!
    Ain't location based internet services great?
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    Okay, watched the show and I have to agree that with Osiris. "In the Flesh" was entertaining, but it wasn't really ground-breaking.

    I liked the premise, and the effort to explore the feelings of the various parties, including the former zombies. I liked the special effects, and, for the most part, it seemed well written and acted. I thought the story was clever, and I liked the way they doled out the key revelations over the course of the 3 episodes. There were also some tantalizing story threads, that were never fully addressed, on the theological and the political aspects of post-zombiehood. Hopefully those will be fleshed out in the five episode Second Season that will supposedly be released next year.

    I have three quibbles. First, in many ways this was a story about intolerance against gays, and the breakdown of communication within families, set against a zombie backdrop. That's fine, but at times it wandered dangerously close to soap opera territory. Second, the characters were pretty one-dimensional and stock, with no gray areas or story arcs. Third, how did a small village in Lancashire get so many guns? I could understand a few double-barrelled shotguns, and maybe the WW2 era relics we saw. But AR-15s, AKs, pump shotguns, and a stainless steel long-barrelled Colt Python? That seemed improbable.

    Despite my quibbles I think "In the Flesh" was worth watching, and I'll be sure to catch the next season when it comes out.

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    It's totally worth it for Harriet Cains' performance. She was pretty awesome in it.
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