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Old 19-03-2013, 14:27
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Old 19-03-2013, 14:28
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Old 19-03-2013, 15:45
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Old 19-03-2013, 16:48
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Its so boring and predictable, though the second episode looks a lot better.
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Old 19-03-2013, 18:09
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I miss The Fades and with Being Human gone I need some horror on a Sunday night. I'll give it a chance before I write it off. First ep shows promise.
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Old 19-03-2013, 19:16
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I watched on BBC HD and enjoyed it except that it had been made in cinema widescreen format. I just don't see the point of it.
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Old 19-03-2013, 22:09
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I watched on BBC HD and enjoyed it except that it had been made in cinema widescreen format. I just don't see the point of it.
It's only a mini-series, so they went for the ultra widescreen format. The framing was well done for a ultra widescreen format, so I can't really complain.
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Old 20-03-2013, 11:59
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Nothing will ever beat Shaun of the Dead for me but I enjoyed this.
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Old 20-03-2013, 13:40
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Nothing will ever beat Shaun of the Dead for me but I enjoyed this.
My brother was a zombie extra in that.
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Old 21-03-2013, 21:09
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I thought the first episode was great - full of lingering menace and tension.

The trailer shows a little more humour next week, which the series will need to counterbalance the darkness.

I'm glad there's something else to fill my Being Human slot
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Old 21-03-2013, 23:09
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Hmmm, not really sure.

Seems a bit "right on" to me; like they're just using it as a way to make all sorts of metaphors for racism, bigotry, healthcare etc.
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Old 22-03-2013, 10:36
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Hmmm, not really sure.

Seems a bit "right on" to me; like they're just using it as a way to make all sorts of metaphors for racism, bigotry, healthcare etc.
Well that's inevitable really.

I think it's quite clever the way they've flipped it so that the humans (so far) are the monsters, and the zombie is quite a sweet young guy.
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Old 23-03-2013, 08:36
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Anyone know where I can find a list of the music played. The last track especially weas excellent.
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Old 23-03-2013, 09:29
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Anyone know where I can find a list of the music played. The last track especially weas excellent.
BBC been kind to us for a change......

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00szzcp
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Old 23-03-2013, 14:11
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Well that's inevitable really.
I was disappointed. I quite like aftermath - for example, Daybreakers which is set 10 years after the vampires win. However, that was still a vampire film. I don't think In the Flesh is really a zombie film. It's going to have little in common with Walking Dead, 28 Days Later, Resident Evil, Diary of the Dead, [REC], WWZ, Zombieland, etc etc (who was it said there was only 1 recent zombie film?). It was quite well made, but if it's going to be mostly about prejudice than I don't know if I will watch it. Prejudice is mostly people being stupid, which isn't fun to watch.
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Old 24-03-2013, 16:58
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I was disappointed. I quite like aftermath - for example, Daybreakers which is set 10 years after the vampires win. However, that was still a vampire film. I don't think In the Flesh is really a zombie film. It's going to have little in common with Walking Dead, 28 Days Later, Resident Evil, Diary of the Dead, [REC], WWZ, Zombieland, etc etc (who was it said there was only 1 recent zombie film?). It was quite well made, but if it's going to be mostly about prejudice than I don't know if I will watch it. Prejudice is mostly people being stupid, which isn't fun to watch.
I think there will be more humour in it and more PDS characters for Kieren to interact with.

Perhaps they needed to push the prejudice aspect in the 1st episode to establish that the zombies are the good-guys... for now anyway.
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Old 24-03-2013, 22:29
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Poor Kieren
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Old 24-03-2013, 22:48
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Is Kieren gay, I got that vibe between him and the other dead guy?

Thought that might be why he committed suicide.
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Old 24-03-2013, 22:53
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Oh wow Kieren and Rick were an item!

This just got uber uber hot.
It's got me hooked till the last episode now!
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Old 24-03-2013, 23:06
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Oh wow Kieren and Rick were an item!

This just got uber uber hot.
It's got me hooked till the last episode now!
This made me chuckle. I was thinking if you snog a zombie must me a bit dry and dusty, but I guess if two zombies snog they wouldn't notice. This is the thing I was pondering when Kieren and Rick were together.

But anyhoo, apart from all that, still liking this, love it's Kieran the partially deceased that shows humanity and not the live humans (by suggesting taking them to be zombie rehab!)

Am still enjoying this, even though I have to stop thinking of Kieran being the nice little country lad in Lightfields!!
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Old 24-03-2013, 23:16
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This made me chuckle. I was thinking if you snog a zombie must me a bit dry and dusty, but I guess if two zombies snog they wouldn't notice. This is the thing I was pondering when Kieren and Rick were together.

But anyhoo, apart from all that, still liking this, love it's Kieran the partially deceased that shows humanity and not the live humans!
Really well written I thought Rick's dad's double standards made for really compelling viewing - tense scenes in the pub. And the poor mum dosing on meds and in denial

Can't wait to get more of Rick and Kieren's backstory

I like how Kieren's family call him 'Kier' but his mates call him 'Ren'. A nice detail in the writing.
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Old 24-03-2013, 23:28
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This made me chuckle. I was thinking if you snog a zombie must me a bit dry and dusty, but I guess if two zombies snog they wouldn't notice. This is the thing I was pondering when Kieren and Rick were together.
I was pondering something considerably naughtier
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Old 24-03-2013, 23:58
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I was pondering something considerably naughtier
Well of course me being a 'lady' would only think gentile things *lies*
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Old 25-03-2013, 00:07
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Really well written I thought Rick's dad's double standards made for really compelling viewing - tense scenes in the pub. And the poor mum dosing on meds and in denial

Can't wait to get more of Rick and Kieren's backstory

I like how Kieren's family call him 'Kier' but his mates call him 'Ren'. A nice detail in the writing.
Yeah I really like the writing too. I do like how it's all very realistic even though it includes partial deceased people! To me the reaction of all makes this interesting.
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Old 25-03-2013, 01:45
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A nice twist about Kieren's sexuality. Great, tense acting and plot lines as well!
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