In the Flesh

In the Flesh

A surprisingly touching take on zombies that lets the living dead stand for something again

7.9

TV Show

United Kingdom
English
Drama, Horror
2013
Emmett Scanlan, Harriet Cains, Luke Newberry
53 min

What it's about

Thousands of dead people have risen from their graves and nearly destroyed Britain. A cure has been found - but can the treated zombies be rehabilitated back into living society?

The take

This short-lived BBC series is premised on a simple but ingenious idea: what if zombies could be treated and welcomed back into society? In the Flesh posits that the battle between humans and the undead would be more political and social, rather than just fatal. It sees a return to the use of zombies as a more direct representation of alienation and societal divide, instead of having them just be soulless creatures to be feared and killed. So if you ever wished you could view a less gory Walking Dead, then the haunting and profound In the Flesh is your best bet.

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