In the Flesh is hands down my new favorite show. I am absolutely head-over-heels in love with this show. In the Flesh is one of the best written show I have seen in a while. I love the story, the characters, but most importantly the metaphors. Even though technically it’s a show about “zombies,” it’s not really a show about zombies. The creative team of this show developed an underlining story of mental illness, social injustice, prejudice, homophobia, and just about every social concern you can think of. But because it’s sugarcoated in the topic of zombies, it’s not overbearing, and the metaphors aren’t being constantly shoved in your face saying, “here I am! Look at me!” In the Flesh is a show about social justice wrapped up in a package of the undead.
The characters of In the Flesh are so brutally relatable that, aside from the fact that I’m not a PDS suffer, me and Kieren Walker are the same person, which consequently makes me cry every single episode. You can't help but to feel emphatic towards Kieren and Amy, hostile towards the bigoted townspeople, and uncertainty to Simon's motives. In The Flesh truly has some of the most beautiful characters I have seen in a while.
Originally Posted on Actor.Nerd.Fashionista on August 22, 2014
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