'In The Flesh - The Complete Season Two'
(Luke Newberry, Emily Bevan, Marie Critchley, Steve Cooper, et al / 2-Disc DVD / NR / 2014 / BBC America)
Overview: In season two of the critically acclaimed series, the living and the undead of Roarton have reached a fragile peace. For now, until in the wider world, fear is in the air as radical sides of both parties vie for power.
DVD Verdict: 'In The Flesh' is one of the only drama's that isn't over dramatic, as most other dramas have zombies over reacting to everything - which is stupid and pointless! But, 'In The Flesh' captures the drama genre perfectly. Indeed, quite like no other drama could ever do, I'd like to go as far as saying.
The action is spectacular and fresh, as it's not everyday you see a zombie drama is it? OK, aside from 'The Walking Dead,' of course, but this one just get's the job done without everyone getting eaten every five seconds!
The lighting gives great effect that really captures the atmosphere of it all as it happens, so to speak. The storyline is also superb and strong. Whether it's the first season or this second one, the script is tight, the episodes paced just perfectly. Just so that you want more of them!
It's a very unique look at how zombies can be good, if they aren't rabid! Much like the cult UK zombie film, 'Colin,' they know what they are, they don't wish to be it, but they don't wish to be dead (again), either!
Indeed, the fact that the lead protagonist here in season two is one of the zombies makes it more interesting, for we see their suffering from their own point of view. We get to feel their struggles to overcome the prejudice that targets them and to deal with the bad they involuntarily did.
With its moral questions, innovative plot and entertaining production, 'In The Flesh' is definitely a must see. The only thing it does it leave a few open-ended vibes throughout. I was left with a few unanswered questions, but I trust that new seasons will come and bring the required information. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.