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'In the Flesh': Why we need a series 3

CAUTION: If you haven’t seen the show yet, go watch it, then come back and read this. Spoilers ahead!

In the Flesh just wrapped up its second series, and we aren’t surprised to say it was absolutely brilliant. The dynamic between the characters, the relationships, the plot twists … the finale has it all! You can imagine our disappointment that a series 3 has yet to be confirmed. So much happened in the series 2 finale, and there are tons of questions left unanswered:

– Who is the real First Risen?

– Will Amy “rise” for a second time?

– Will there be a Second Rising at all?

– Is Kieren destined to have all his boyfriends die or be in a mastermind plot to kill him?

We’re seriously in love with this show and totally itching for a series 3. Let’s break down why a series 3 is a no-brainer. (Come on, BBC!)

Oh, and not to mention, we’re suckers for British humour. (See what we did there?)









1. We need more Kieren Walker. Kier has been tested throughout series 1 and 2. First, his boyfriend goes overseas to war and dies, and Kier kills himself because it’s all just too much. Then, Kier rises from the dead, is reunited with his love (who also rose from the dead), only to find his love stabbed in the head by his dad. Then, he meets some Undead Prophet cult leader (Simon) and they fall in love. We think all is well, and THEN we find out his new boy toy is being told by an unknown über-leader that he has to kill Kieren. #GetOutOfHere










And Kier’s relationship with Amy? They were the ultimate besties, and she loved him more than anything. Even if all of Kieren’s boyfriends were killed by their parents or a part of some secret plot to kill him, he at least had her … until they killed her off. We’ll never forgive you for that, Dominic Mitchell. #BringBackAmy #SecondRisingPlease









Also, the fact that Kieren was able to overcome the effects of the Blue Oblivion drug makes us think that maybe he, like Amy, is starting to become human again.

2. The big twist: Are they becoming human again? Before Amy’s death, we saw what appeared to be her demise. She was having nosebleeds, random seizures and spells of acting like a human. (Remember when she started making herself a meal in the kitchen?) We then learned that she was really in the process of regaining her senses and starting to become human. She felt raindrops while in a tent with her boyfriend and ate an apple at the Roarton festival, and all was beautiful in the world. Then Maxine had to go and ruin everything and kill her! Speaking of that lying sack of sheep brains …

3. Maxine has got tricks. What is up with this chick? First she comes into town, guns a-blazing, telling everyone that they need to reinforce the HVF (Human Volunteer Force), and put the “rotters” to work by making them do “projects” only people in prison do. No offense, Crazy Eyes.









Throughout series 2, we see scenes of her mocking up photos of the risen in Roarton, crossing off their names one by one. We finally find out her motive when she visits her brother’s grave — she secretly wants a Second Rising! Apparently, she believes that the First Risen must die in order for the Second Rising to happen. She thinks that Amy is the First Risen, which is why she killed her. We’re still a little unclear if Amy or Kier (or neither?!) is the First Risen, which is another reason why we need a series 3!

4. Men in Black. They totally left us hanging with the final scene, which featured the mystery suits digging up Amy’s grave. They knew that she was reverting back to her human self and coming alive again, so what the heck do they want with her? Are they going to bring her back to life (yes, please)? Do they just want to experiment on her body? They obviously know something we don’t, and we want to know, dang it!








5. Jem’s development. We need another season to give Jem another chance. First we hated her, then we didn’t. Then we hated her again, and now we kind of don’t. We get that she’s a teenage girl and she’s going through a lot. To be fair, when we were her age, we were worrying about becoming prom queen and evading household chores, not wondering whether or not we should disown our half-dead brother. We just think Jem deserves a series 3 so she can make us love her again.

6. A show with an impact. We’ve said this before, but we truly feel that In the Flesh is the most important show on TV right now. Sure, it’s a cool twist on the zombie genre, but it’s so much more than that. It’s highly relatable for anyone who feels like an outsider or a minority. In The Flesh is one giant metaphor for antibullying and antidiscrimination movements. They’re basically grabbing a megaphone every episode and telling you to fight for what’s right, let your freak flag fly, and love yourself no matter what people have to say. We dig it.










The writing is brilliant, deep and impactful. The acting is on point. The story lines are perfection. We want more!

Did we convince you? Of course we did. Now hop onto your Twitter and tweet @BBCAmerica and @BBCThree that we need a series 3 of In the Flesh — series creator and writer Dominic Mitchell tells us so!

Until next time … #FangsOut!


TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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