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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 25, 2010
  • Season #: 1
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77

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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

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  • Summary: Zombies have invaded and are heading for the Big Brother house. The five-part series that originally aired in 2008 in the UK features cameos from Big Brother, including UK host Davina McCall and several housemates.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Horror, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Dalton Ross
    Oct 25, 2010
    100
    Four words: Best. Eviction. Episode. Ever. The only thing that could have made it even more delicious? Zombie Chenbot.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Oct 25, 2010
    90
    Vulgar and noisy, and often disgustingly hilarious, Dead Set is the perfect pop-culture poison for those of us convinced the world of Big Brother and its spawn is an endless night of the living dead, turning participants and fans alike into craven zombies.
  3. 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.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Oct 25, 2010
    80
    On balance it plays like a well-made and increasingly grim horror picture, with a crispness of execution and a graphic level of intestine-pulling, throat-ripping violence that are both beyond the American norm.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. 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. Expand
  2. 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 Expand
  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. Collapse