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In the Flesh: Whooping the Walking Dead’s Rotting Bum (A Review)

In The Flesh

In the Flesh opens like any other standard zombie fare would. A young woman rolls around on a shopping cart, gleefully collecting supplies. She’s having a conversation through a walkie talkie, and that provides enough distraction for the undead to get the drop on her. What ensues is a bloody scene, where one would assume the hero would be introduced. But not in the way you’d expect him to be.

Now I’m a firm believer of Internet rules, so here it goes. The show is great and the writing is brilliant, however if I mention the plotline, I’d be robbing you of a good hook.

So… LOL 5P01L3R5…

Are you still here? Well then, you must be interested in hearing the rest of the story. What happens in the grocery, as I mentioned, seems like a standard action set up, almost reminiscent of that one moment in 28 Days Later. However, instead of heroes popping in to kill the zombies, turns out it was all a flashback and the one having it is a reformed zombie. What follows next are a series of revelations about a Rising of the dead in 2009. How neighborhoods fought back, and how humanity managed to find a cure for the rotter disease.

In The Flesh

In The Flesh

Now a lot of you can probably figure out from here that this reintegration into society might be a heavy handed metaphor for racial integration. In fact, one of the major factions in the town is a local militia hell bent on keeping this from happening and that almost mirrors the equal rights groups during the civil rights movement. It might actually be a clever means of getting you hooked in, but I’ll leave the heavy thinking to you guys.

There’s a new level of drama to be had here that the Walking Dead television series has yet to touch. While WD is still one of the best currently running graphic novels around, its TV counterpart may need a little help with its inconsistent writing. Maybe they can learn a thing or two from In the Flesh’s well-paced and twist filled storytelling.

In The Flesh

In The Flesh

If you’re still interested in redemptive storylines, check out the returned. It’s a French zombie show that runs a lot slower, but boils a lot harder. For people who want a lighter twist on the cured zombie concept, you can check out Warm Bodies.

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“The Flash” Pilot Leaked And We’re Loving It!

The Flash

Last June 27th the pilot of the CW series “The Flash” was prematurely released. Normally this would have been a disaster but at the moment this booboo couldn’t have been better for “The Flash”. This unintentionally early release has shown the thought and planning that’s gone into this series and I can only say that the fans are loving it.

Now everyone is jumping over themselves because of the hype that’s resulted. But it is truly deserved namely because A – a fresh take on a series or character that could be otherwise thought of as a backdoor pilot or an exit strategy by CW for a connected series “Arrow” (I’m so hoping not) because of this I believe that we can sort of better understand the Flash more and it’s made the series a bit more personal. B –  It’s connection with “Arrow”  could especially dampen this new series, instead, “Arrow” has given it some pace and now it has literally hit the ground running. You’d expect any new series to start slowly and build itself up to a climax but actually The flash is like doing it vice-versa or starting in the middle which is really working well for this series  And C, finally some real red blooded super villains in the mix. The Flash actually fights someone who has powers, not just some pumped-up super serum junkie because c’mon, you gots to have them super villains. A super villain is kind of like the other half of a superhero’s story.

Overall, we can only say good things about this new CW series and that’s only three reasons out of a multitude for you to go and watch “The Flash” in a flash.