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In the Flesh

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

British zombie drama is cerebral thriller for hardy teens.

TV BBC America Drama 2013
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The BBC's take on the zombie apocalypse is a refreshingly unpredictable one, with a story that turns the tables on typical monster tales by making the zombies the victims and spins their would-be assassins as prejudiced monsters instead of heroes. The general premise of sympathetic monsters isn't entirely unique (ever heard of Twilight?), but In the Flesh makes for a compelling story with far-reaching arcs about family relationships, forgiveness, forbidden love, and bigotry.

Unlike others before it, this zombie story downplays the whole undead-eating-humans thing, which is good for those with weak stomachs for blood and gore. What occasions of it do exist are very brief and shrouded in cinematic haze, but the intensity of the story is wholly unsuited for all but the sturdiest of teens. After all, the concept here is masking zombies to blend into society, and that alone is enough to inspire nightmares for more than a few unsuspecting viewers.

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