• Network: IFC , E4
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 25, 2010
  • Season #: 1
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25

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  1. Jan 16, 2011
    10
    This will take you into life in the BB house except creepier that usual. Will also pull you into Zombieland & The Walking Dead & bring you into a new light
  2. Nov 29, 2013
    10
    I Have to say. Dead Set is the best Zombie series ever, and it came off big brother the most hated Reality TV Series ever but i like it. The Characters were just funny and so epic, the plot is amazing 10/10 and the attack scenes were topnougche scary 10/10.
  3. Nov 4, 2010
    8
    If you watch "Big Brother" or similar reality shows as if peering in a Zoo for the most obnoxious kinds of human beings; if you daydream how awesome it would be if all the housemates were eaten by zombies or if your sick mind goes to even worse scenario of everybody else being eaten by zombies and all that is left are the BB contestants... this misanthropic masterpiece penned by the Guardian columnist Charlie Brooker is THE show for you: a veritable feast for the lovers of horror and haters of humanity everywhere. Expand
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Oct 25, 2010
    70
    Dead Set is less remarkable, because this import from the U.K. is more typical of the genre and gets campy, although it will scare the bejeebers out of you.
  2. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Oct 25, 2010
    80
    I was surprised at how much adrenalized horror there is to be found in the story, as it races forward into bloody human-zombie battles and scary entrapments. This isn't a wink-winkfest so much as a sly screamfest, with lots of post-apocalyptic misery and carnage afoot.
  3. Reviewed by: Barry Garron
    Oct 25, 2010
    40
    For all its gore, Dead Set has a frightening lack of suspense. Then again, except for Kelly (Jaime Winstone), a "Big Brother" producer with a dysfunctional love life, most of the characters are so lacking in humanity that the transition to zombie isn't much of a leap.