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In The Flesh: Season 2 (2014/BBC DVD Set)

Picture: B- Sound: C Extras: D Episodes: C

In the Flesh is a BAFTA award-winning BBC supernatural drama series starring Luke Newberry as the protagonist. During The Rising (which is the show's take on the Zombie takeover D-Day so to speak), deceased teenager Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry) 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 in hopes of wiping them out. A medication was found to bring consciousness back to the undead, returning their minds to who they were before dying. A pretty clever concept but is more about the social aspects of being a rotter than my personal preferred zombie status which is rabid brain eating Romero-style zombie. In more ways then one this show reminds me of the recent box office disaster Warm Bodies.

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. They are given contact lenses, cosmetics, and daily injections of medication to help them conceal their partially deceased status. They are officially referred to as survivors of Partially Deceased Syndrome (PDS), and pejoratively known as "rotters". Many are haunted by returning memories of the atrocities they committed while rabid. In the extremist village of Roarton, PDS sufferers face prejudice from the villagers upon their return.

Season 2 starts with Kieren Walker, in the now seemingly PDS-friendly world of Roarton, is keeping his head down, working soul destroying shifts in the Legion pub and squirreling money into his 'escape fund'. The only problem is that he can't escape himself. In the wider world, tensions are re-igniting. The radical pro-living party, Victus, is whipping up hatred and the Undead Liberation Army is retaliating violently. Can he survive or be laid to rest in this messed up society?

The season is comprised of six one hour long episodes spanning two discs in this release.

The show is decently shot and acted yet leans a bit too heavy on drama for my tastes. It is presented on DVD in standard definition, anamorphically enhanced with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78 X 1. The sound mix is a lossy Dolby 2.0 Stereo track that fails to impress. Subtitles are also on the disc in English SDH.

Total running time for the season is 342 minutes, but there are no extras on the discs.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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