IN THE FLESH only lasted for two seasons. The first season includes three episodes and the second season has six. It begins after the zombie uprising and follows the main character Kieren Walker, a young man who died and rose again. His family brings him home to try to support a healthy lifestyle and make him feel like he has somewhere to feel safe. Problem, those who remain uninfected remember what it was like to survive the zombies and they don't partially care to have the Partially Deceased Sufferers living in their town. In fact, they kill those they find even though it isn't legal to kill zombies anymore unless they are rabid and not on their medication.
Kieren doesn't understand that he is a prisoner when he returns home, his sister is part of the militia killing PDS patients, and the fact that he no longer kills people for their brains no longer matters, he is still the enemy.
After watching the first season I thought this show was a thought provoking take on the zombie virus and the zombie genre. Plus it made me consider what I would do if someone I loved became a zombie then returned home. The struggles seen in the television show are heart-wrenching at times. If your child returned home with PDS would you embrace them or turn them away? It's a good question as it not only makes one think of a person being a zombie, but a lot of social issues today. Replace PDS with homosexuality, HIV, pregnancy, divorce, depression, and you have a whole plethora of questions relevant to today's society.
There were moments when I was angry at the show. People shouldn't pretend nothing happened as their zombiefied relative returns home. Things will never be the same, ever. Relatives shouldn't torture and kill their returning relatives just because of what they are infected with. Then again, if you are zombie virus sufferer you shouldn't return home and expect everyone to forget the people they lost in the uprising, nor should you expect people to forget those who were murdered in front of them by people suffering from this disease.
At times this show was a little dark, at other times it was a little hard to watch. The relationships were fascinating, and the end of the first season left me wanting more. I haven't watched the second season yet, but I'm looking forward to it. If you like the zombie genre I suggest you try this. It may not be for everyone, but it isn't much of a commitment since both seasons only equal about 8 1/2 hours. If you like it you can thank me, if not, just move along.