In The Flesh Image
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87

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics What's this?

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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

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  • Summary: Kieran Walker (Luke Newberry) dreams of escaping Roarton as a new political party threatens to break the fragile peace between the residents in town.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Horror
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    May 8, 2014
    100
    In the Flesh is of course a complex and thought-provoking allegory.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeff Jensen
    May 2, 2014
    91
    Gritty-smart horror that nicely complements BBC America's sci-fi sensation Orphan Black. [9 May 2014, p.57]
  3. Reviewed by: Genevieve Valentine
    May 7, 2014
    83
    Thanks to the six-hour order, there’s no shortage of subplots for the many returning faces, all of which still smartly stay close to the community hearth.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    May 9, 2014
    80
    A creepier, freakier Resurrection, in which the returned are almost human but just "other" enough to cause problems, Flesh aims high as an allegory of social prejudice and political extremism.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    May 9, 2014
    80
    There are shades of “True Blood” and “Being Human” here, and you hope that the show doesn’t drift away from the everyday dilemmas of the Walkers, who are excellently portrayed by Mr. Newberry, Harriet Cains (Kieren’s no-nonsense sister) and Marie Critchley and Steve Cooper (their parents).
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  1. May 17, 2014
    10
    Never in my life have I seen my own life reflected through a TV series. Without being stated, I felt as though I'd gone through Kieran's' story when I came out as gay to my family and the trials I'd gone through. The storyline is fresh for a zombie-based series and it promises to become a smash hit; how it hasn't been widely recognised by the public yet baffles me. Expand
  2. Jul 20, 2014
    10
    Great show! I can honestly say that i can relate to all of the characters. Very well written. Kind of dark and sometimes funny. I am personally very impressed. Expand
  3. May 12, 2014
    10
    In my opinion, In the Flesh was one of my top favorites TV shows last year. It showed me a sensibility that I didn't see before on TV, which I could relay on. I have to confess that the last episode brought to me tears : ( The second season promises more of the story and character development keeping its identity with a rich plot. In other words, the story of Kieren Walker continues. I, personally, think that all the cast and production values of In The Flesh are outstanding. By the way, I am glad with the new titles credits, they look very good. I just think that it's amazing how this story about death, talks more about life itself, well, about how complicated this one is; on time to accept that we may be different to the rest. Therefore, how difficult it is to fit in anywhere, or just finding the right place to be. Expand
  4. May 18, 2014
    8
    Absolute must see if are interested in horror. The story is convincing and clever, the direction the same among the genereal accepted. Clear case, when the screenwriter is better than the graphic designer. Expand
  5. Jun 26, 2014
    8
    I felt that season one was remarkable. It couched the zombie story in a sensitive and sensible way. I am so sick of watching ugly zombies chasing around and chomping on hapless still-living human beings. Haven't we a;; "been there-done that" enough already? Season two was a little disappointing since we now have zombie/human conflict that is beginning to get a bit close to chasing and chomping. I understand the political and social allegory going on here and it is quite good. Still, a little disappointing but also, still, the best zombie show out there. Expand