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Old 06-08-2013, 02:22 AM   #1
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In The Flesh: BBC Mini-Series

Shaking my head after watching the first episode finally being aired in the US. It was really well done balancing humor, drama, and character study.


Just 3 episodes? I'm thinking I'll be pleased with the series but wanting for more. It is a nice undead lead into WWZ this summer in any case.
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:31 AM   #2
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What is this show about? Does it have anything to do with Blondie?
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:33 AM   #3
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What is this show about? Does it have anything to do with Blondie?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2480514/?ref_=sr_1
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Absolutely brilliant. A Must see.

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Old 06-09-2013, 09:09 AM   #5
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I see this is on BBCA today; 3 1/2 hour recording... is this the full first series?
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I see this is on BBCA today; 3 1/2 hour recording... is this the full first series?
Must be, although probably slightly trimmed. It's three 60-minute episodes.
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Must be, although probably slightly trimmed. It's three 60-minute episodes.
I figure it's everything except the "previously on In The Flesh" and "next time on In The Flesh" parts.
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I figure it's everything except the "previously on In The Flesh" and "next time on In The Flesh" parts.
Well, they're actual 60-minute episodes, so that would mean about 15 minutes total missing at standard American commercial rates (15+ minutes per hour), unless it's "limited interruption"...
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Well, they're actual 60-minute episodes, so that would mean about 15 minutes total missing at standard American commercial rates (15+ minutes per hour), unless it's "limited interruption"...
BBCA episodes are 1 hour and 15 minutes long, so not much trimmed, at least the showings I recorded.
(I picked the late night airings to avoid any conflicts)

I started watching the original BBC airings, but had problems with some of the accents,
so stopped down till I had all 3 recorded from BBCA, as they will have closed captions to help.


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BBCA episodes are 1 hour and 15 minutes long, so not much trimmed, at least the showings I recorded.
OK, but the showing he was talking about was 3:30, apparently for the whole thing, which would imply either fewer commercials or greater cuts...
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I started watching the original BBC airings, but had problems with some of the accents,
so stopped down till I had all 3 recorded from BBCA, as they will have closed captions to help.

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Glad it wasn't just me! I'm not sure if it was just the accent or the dialect of the region. Maybe someone here will enlighten. I hadn't recorded them but they are onDemand.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:41 AM   #13
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Already started production on series 2.

This was a very good show. I thought it was a very creative and well done take on the Zombocalypse.
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Each of the original BBC episodes is 56 and some odd minutes in length.
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Glad it wasn't just me! I'm not sure if it was just the accent or the dialect of the region. Maybe someone here will enlighten. I hadn't recorded them but they are onDemand.
I think it's more dialect than accent, even with Closed Captioning, there were words and phrases that flew right over my head.

Of course, CRS prevents me from recalling any specifics.


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Old 06-11-2013, 01:12 AM   #16
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I loved this show, a very clever concept and well done.
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Already started production on series 2.
This was a very good show. I thought it was a very creative and well done take on the Zombocalypse.
Oh that's good to know (bolded by me).

I'm just now watching the third episode, but it's odd that it only has three episodes and doesn't seem like it could just end here.

I love the whole PDS thing and being able to, with meds, go back to living. Then the whole other side, with the other people - the organization of people who don't want them to come back. I'm confused about a couple of things - like the guy who came back from the war. I thought he was Kieran's brother, but then I remembered that his brother died. Maybe I need to keep these episodes and watch them again next week.

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Old 06-16-2013, 01:14 AM   #18
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They were using the term "brother" figuratively. Kieren never had a brother. He and Rick were lovers.
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They were using the term "brother" figuratively. Kieren never had a brother. He and Rick were lovers.
Quote in an interview from the Creator and Writer Dominic Mitchell
http://www.scifinow.co.uk/news/38309...ode-1-secrets/
Q) "Kieran has a close friendship with Amy (introduced in episode two) and an almost romantic one with his friend Ric. Was that ambiguity intentional?"

A) "That was totally intentional. He’s not gay but he’s not straight. He’s more in love with the person than the gender. Ric is very uncomfortable with his relationship with Kieran. I don’t think it got to the point of having sex but it was maybe going that way and he couldn’t handle it. What’s so great about horror and fantasy is that you can talk about gender politics and identity freely."

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Old 06-16-2013, 12:41 PM   #20
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I was confused when Ric came back--they told his dad he was "partially dead" and he obviously was, but his dad just refused to accept it? And then he did.

This could solve hunger in the world--just kill people and then bring them back and they don't need to eat or drink.

I could have used a little more explanation of who turned and why and how they happened to keep all these zombies alive long enough to discover the cure. Sure, there are usually a few people here and there who keep their loved ones alive, but not that many.
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I was confused when Ric came back--they told his dad he was "partially dead" and he obviously was, but his dad just refused to accept it? And then he did.
Yeah, his dad was a whack job. A master of denial.

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I wondered about that. How are they sustained? We know they get nothing from eating or drinking. They get the daily injections, but apparently (?) that's just for the glial cell growth (so they don't have to eat brains). Where do they get their energy? I could put it down to magic, but the show in general seems to take a pretty hard SF approach, so it's jarring to me.

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Ric is very uncomfortable with his relationship with Kieran. I don’t think it got to the point of having sex but it was maybe going that way and he couldn’t handle it.
Yes, I should probably have said "in love" rather than "lovers". (Or, Kieren was in love with Rick, and Rick was... not sure?)
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They were using the term "brother" figuratively. Kieren never had a brother. He and Rick were lovers.
That's what I got out of it.
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I wondered about that. How are they sustained? We know they get nothing from eating or drinking. They get the daily injections, but apparently (?) that's just for the glial cell growth (so they don't have to eat brains). Where do they get their energy? I could put it down to magic, but the show in general seems to take a pretty hard SF approach, so it's jarring to me.
Well, considering a lot of these people were dead and buried. They wouldn't have any blood flowing in the veins. So, even if they did eat or drink something, they don't have any blood to distribute the nutrients.

I'd say that if you can accept that they were brought back from the dead, that same force is keeping them "alive".

It actually took me until Amy got stabbed by Keiren for me to realize these people are still actually dead. Up to that point, I had a really hard time trying to figure out how people embalmed and buried could be fully alive. I'm not done watching all three episodes, but I'm really enjoyng it. Up until Amy got stabbed, I was thinking about giving up. Once I realized they were all still dead, I enjoyed it a lot more.
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Finished watching the 3 episodes last night. I really enjoyed the series and am glad to see a series 2 is a go. I think I saw someone up thread say they are making a second series.
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Does anyone know if this will air on BBC America again? I missed it the first time around.
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I wondered about that. How are they sustained? We know they get nothing from eating or drinking. They get the daily injections, but apparently (?) that's just for the glial cell growth (so they don't have to eat brains). Where do they get their energy? I could put it down to magic, but the show in general seems to take a pretty hard SF approach, so it's jarring to me.
I have the same questions about all of the "scientific" zombies -"World War Z", "The Walking Dead", etc. With "In the Flesh", there is an additional issue - How does the treatment serum get distributed to the brain?

Something else just occurred to me. All of the other muscles seem to work, why doesn't the heart work? Is it just the autonomic nervous system that is non-functional?
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People are really asking these questions about Zombies ?
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Does anyone know if this will air on BBC America again? I missed it the first time around.
I dunno but it is available on demand via Xfinity.
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Just finished watching this and loved it. I had no idea it was going to come packing an emotional wallop like it did.

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People are really asking these questions about Zombies ?
Yes. If you're going to claim a scientific explanation, you have to be able to explain everything. Otherwise it is equivalent to this:


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