Synopsis: Four years after the Rising, the government starts to rehabilitate the Undead back into the society including teenager Kieren Walker, who returns home to his small Lancashire village to face a hostile reception as well as his own demons.
My thoughts: When we learned that In the Flesh was coming to BBC America, initially we thought this was just a rip off of The Walking Dead. Yet, we were pleasantly surprised to see that this show was actually a refreshing and heart-wrenching twist on the classic zombie tale.
Yea, yea… Warm Bodies, the last bit of Shaun of the Dead… stop. In some respects, you are correct. This spins the classic zombie tale of humanity trying to survive in a zombie-filled world on its head and focuses on what happens next. What happens after the Zombie apocalypse has taken place and we have figured out how to rehab the walking dead and the aftermath of these zombies being re-integrated into society.
Yes, families initially embrace their once zombified children, but then there are the stressors put on them from their community, their religion, and from their own psychosis.
Some families survive, like the protagonist of this series. Then there are those that do not.
That’s why we fell in love with this series. This was not solely a tale about zombies living amongst humans. No, this was an allegory on what individuals who are considered “different” go though in life or in this case… their after-life.
Happily, this is not the end of In the Flesh… nope, we will see Kieren and his family back for a second series in 2014.
Hopefully, we will learn more about this second coming and we hope that we get to see Amy again.
I did not want to get too much into the show because I hope you watched it and I think we are on the same page, but if you have not watched it than go get it and watch it, because you will not regret it.