Anybody else into this. Lovely gay content. Good writing. Exposes the hypocrisy of religious .
Fuck my computer: meant to write...
Anybody else into this? It has lovely gay content. Good writing. Exposes the hypocrisy of religious fanatics and freepers.
Seriously? The lead character is a cute gay boy and no one here watches this series?
I was intrigued until I looked it up and saw it's a zombie show. Zombies don't do it for me.
r3, I would give it a shot.
It's a post-zombie show. The twist is that the zombies are all in recovery after the 'riots'. It has some really touching moments and explores how the 'fundies' deal with their own family coming back from the dead as recovered zombies.
I loved it and think it's one of the best things that's been on TV all year. There's an interview floating around somewhere with the guy who wrote it. He was told that it was unlikely to ever get made so he basically wrote what he wanted.
Give it a go, R3. It's really, really well done.
Have this recorded on the DVR, but haven't had time to watch it yet.
They have commissioned a second season/series though, so it must have done fairly well.
I just watched it this weekend. It's on Comcast's on demand.
The first episode is a bit slow, but the story really picks up in the final two. I was crying at the end of it.
It is not your typical zombie show. And there's not much gore, really. Most of the nasty stuff is shown in brief flashbacks.
I won't be surprised if it doesn't get picked up for an American remake. I'll be curious to see what the BBC does with the second season.
The series is so poignant and thoughtful that I was in disbelief that someone had allowed it to be made. I actually cried in the last episode. And on a totally shallow note, it doesn't hurt that David Walmsley - the returned soldier - is gorgeous.
They are apparently making a second season. Sadly, the creator stated explicitly in an interview that the main character falls in love with whomever strikes his fancy at the moment - in other words, wiggle room for heterosexual whitewashing.
[quote]He was told that it was unlikely to ever get made so he basically wrote what he wanted.
That makes sense after seeing the first season. It's written very much as a complete story, which makes me wonder what they'll do for the second season.
I really enjoyed it. It reminds me a bit of the french film "They Came Back."
Do they use the great Blondie song "In The Flesh"?
They don't, R12. I was waiting to hear it myself!
One of the best gay story lines ever and the zombie stuff (when it's not tragic) is actually quite clever and funny. "I am a sufferer of Partially Deceased Syndrome. I am not responsible for what I did in my untreated state."
I agree with what a lot of people here have said. The first episode is kind of slow going, but it gets really good after that. If anything, the second and third episodes feel like they move too quickly.
Is this series good to watch for Halloween?
The zombie and vampire genre has officially been played out.
Fuck off, R17. It's a great show that, if anything, proves there's still life in the zombie genre.
It aired earlier this year, and I really enjoyed it. I definitely wanted a 2nd season.
R19, you're in luck. According to the BBC website, Season 2 has been ordered.
Thanks to the OP for posting this - I wouldn't have sought out the show otherwise. It was quite good.
Season 2 is just so good....I love this show..and the lead character is a cute gay kid....last night he finally made out with the dishy lead of the rebel PDS group.
I just watched season 1 today (it's only 3 episodes) and I absolutely love it. And I'm saying this as someone who's not a zombie fan. If you like The Returned on Sundance, you'll probably like this show as well.
Bumping this because I've noticed that a lot of fangirls who are usually into shows like Teen Wolf or Supernatural have started moving on to this show - it piqued my interest, and I have to say it seems very well-written, and the central gay character and his relationships are well-handled.
Anyone else caught this recently?
Does anyone know if there is a season three coming?
I really enjoyed this show.
I just finished the second series today. Such an addictive show. It's a shame it doesn't have a bigger audience.