Let's see how I shall start this review...oh yeah, Colin Morgan is HOT in this period drama. I love Merlin, but for five seasons I paid so much attention to Bradley's jaw and Eion's face that I didn't notice Colin as a man. The longer hair, the beard, the toned physique, the eyes, the voice...oh goodness me. *moist* With that out of the way, The Living and the Dead is good, intriguing, and better have a second season. The costuming and the acting are to be praised. What makes this different from other period dramas is how it incorporates the woman in the red jacket. I want to say more, but as this show is new, more would include spoilers, so lastly I'll say, "Watch this."
Glad to see Colin Morgan back to his BETTER acting self, his last series, Humans, was a disaster compared to his other show, Merlin. So, being the fact that this show is only a 6-part mini series I will rate this show per episode. It's weird that these are being released weekly on tv in the UK but then ALL six episodes can be watched straight off on 'BBC iPlayer' google it and you can watch them all there for free, forget about paying on 'Amazon' for these episodes.
Episode 1: 8/10
Episode 2: 7/10
Episode 3: 7.5/10
Episode 4: 6/10
Episode 5: 8/10
Episode 6: 9/10 (TOTAL head FCUK this episode was but it was good).
Season 1: 8/10