In the Flesh, Season 1HDClosed Captioning
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Life after a zombie apocalypse is tough, especially for the zombies. After an event known as 'The Rising', where everybody who died in the year 2015 has risen from the dead, an inevitable Zombie war breaks out as the human race battles to rid the planet of brain eating Zombies. When the war is eventually won by the living with heavy losses on both sides, the remaining undead are herded up and put in a holding center where Norfolk, now ravaged and destroyed by the war, used to be. Scientists discover a chemical compound which subdues the Zombie craving for brains and the government subsequently decides to release these Partially Deceased Syndrome (PDS) sufferers back into the community they had recently tried to destroy. Here is where the story begins as we follow Keiren Walker, a young PDS sufferer, as he is returned back to his parents in the sleepy Lancashire village of Yealand. His attempts to reintegrate back into society are the catalyst and window to a 'them and us society' with radicals on both sides, both with their own agendas and incitements for war.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 1||Partially Deceased Syndrome sufferer Kieren Walker returns home to the cauldron of Roarton, but doesn't receive a warm welcome. His parents, Steve and Sue, are undoubtedly pleased to see him, but his sister, Jem, isn't so ready to pick up where they left off when Kieren died back in 2009. Meanwhile, the zombie-hating Human Volunteer Force, led by the violent Bill Macy, is ready to take action against any PDS sufferer reintegrated on their patch.||56:23||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 2||Feeling trapped at home, Kieren escapes to his grave where he is reunited with his old hunting partner, Amy Dyer, who persuades him to take a dangerous day trip. Kieren discovers that Rick, his former best mate who died in Afghanistan, is back in town. Amy convinces Kieren to go and see him at The Legion. After an awkward reunion, Kieren finds himself on an HVF hunting mission in the woods, where the night patrol has reported live rabid zombies roaming free.||55:23||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 3||After visiting the supermarket where he used to hunt with Amy, Kieren remembers that Jem once spared his life. Together, brother and sister confront the demons in their pasts and visit Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster (the parents of the girl from Kieren's flashbacks). Kieren feels momentarily better, but then has to say goodbye to Amy who is leaving Roarton in search of The Prophet. Will Kieren and Rick be able to find peace and acceptance as PDS sufferers in this highly-charged new world?||56:32||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|101||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSneak Peek||Get a sneak peek at life after a zombie apocalypse. Now that the war is over, Partially Deceased Syndrome sufferer Keiran Walker must attempt to reintegrate back into society.||3:01||Free||View in iTunes|
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In only 3 episodes, this series does more with zombies, life and death issues, human and family relationships than most major movies.
I thought it would be your typical zombie show at first like the walking dead. However it was a great deal more and dealt with so many more issues from love, discrimination, and tolerance.
"World War Z" is to kindergarten as "In the Flesh" is to graduate school
I watched the first three episodes of "In the Flesh" back to back and was moved on multiple levels. Given their popularity these days, zombies obviously say something about our collective experience here on Earth in 2013. This program deep-dives into new layers of complex meaning. I'm not usually an emotional TV watcher, but I laughed like a hyena at times and actually shed human tears at others. In terms of the comparison to "World War Z," i think I'm pretty much done with Hollywood movies. TV today is so much smarter and better.