Thursday, April 24, 2014

In the Flesh Review

It’s interesting how many good zombie related movies, books and television shows are around now. Usually, a good zombie story has more than just headshots and gore, although those can be enjoyable too. The fairly recent influx of strongly written, moral explorations through the backdrop of the walking dead is some of my favourite television to watch.

The BBC’s In The Flesh is no exception. It takes on the age-old zombie story with a fresh perspective; looking at the reform of the un-dead and their lives after they have risen. In the Flesh follows the story of Kieren Walker, a recently risen zombie who has been medicated and is in recovery from so-called Partially Deceased Syndrome.

In the Flesh is at times a heart rending and emotionally charged exploration of life, relationships and the human experience, rather than about the zombie horde itself. It focuses more on the characters whose lives are affected by the complete change of the world over and above the terror of brain eating monsters; because sometimes the real monsters live inside our homes and inside us.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Book Was Better Podcast Episode 84: Karate Kid Part II with Jessica McLeod!

This week the amazing Jessica Fricken' McLeod returns as we delve into the luxuriously thin novelization of the completely insane Karate Kid II! HAI! POW! KICK! ETC! Jess is back, you guys, that's all you need to know!

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for April 21st 2014: Alternative Mythologies for Easter!

This week we celebrate Easter with alternative mythologies! What crazy crap where the Norse and Greek gods up to that put our own bland mythologies to shame? Plus we review The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and gross-out rom-com The Other Woman. Oh, and at the end of the episode we recap Episode 2 of Season 4 of Game of Thrones! And you know what that means! Check it out!

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