In the Flesh Series 2 Episode 6 Review

As an argument for why BBC Three should survive, this second series of In the Flesh was a triumph. Keeping those elements that got it noticed in the first place but improving on those things that weren’t quite right last year, this six-episode run has been a wonderful demonstration of what YA horror/fantasy should be – with depictions of death and intolerance, love, relationships, and brief glimpses of a better future all mixed in with fashionable zombies (the genre, not the actual zombies) and an uncomfortable look at modern-day Britain.

The countless properties that have failed at this proves how hard it is to get right, but In the Flesh has happened upon something quite special – the perfect time and subject matter alongside a brilliant cast and a television schedule almost completely unpopulated by quality dramas aimed at the young. Skinsand Misfits are long gone, as is BBC Three’s similarly unloved, yet absolutely brilliant The Fades – this is a show that needs to survive, and having it cut down due to its channel’s budget being taken away would be a crying shame.



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