Thursday, 30 October 2008

Dead Set: Episode 4 (2008) - Zombie Series Review


A fantastic episode of Dead Set today! Only one more left now. The plot is so well suited to a short series!

The boyfriend and moany woman head out by boat to go to the Big Brother studio. The moany woman is attacked, while the boyfriend runs off into woodland.

At the studio the producer and evicted finally kill Davina and make it to the control room where they contact the Big Brother house and get rescued by them. The producer makes a plan to escape the confines of the house and its grounds and escape to a port. The episode ends with the boyfriend making it to the Big Brother grounds, but looks like he may be mistaken for a zombie in the cliff hanger ending.

There was a lot of action in this episode, plus a fantastic guest appearance by zombie Brian (winner of a previous Big Brother). Very funny in places, surprising seeing as how bleak and downbeat a lot of the programme is, and how seriously the zombie invasion has been portrayed.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Dead Set: Episode 3 (2008) - Zombie Series Review


Wow. So just watched episode 3 of the ace Dead Set. More action than yesterdays slowish paced one.

The plot mostly centres on the Big Brothers contestants trip to the shops. While there two psychotic police officers turn up, plus lots of zombies.

Meanwhile back at the house the bitten fat woman turns into a zombie and kills the cross dresser looking after her. It's up to Joplin and the blond woman to sort out the mess.

The producer and evicted housemate are still trapped in a room, and Davina is still rampaging outside it.

Lastly the boyfriend of the staff member, and his moany woman companion discover via E4's live coverage of Big Brother that there are still other survivors alive.

Another good episode, only two left and it will all be over. I'm not going to be able to see the last episode as I am off to Wolverhampton, will need to work out how to set my video player to record it.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Dead Set: Episode 2 (2008) - Zombie Horror TV Series Review



It turns out the first episode was actually a double length one. The normal length is about 25 minutes. This episode was less action than the last one.

It followed three different sets of people. The Big Brother producer, and latest evicted housemate hang out in a room under siege by zombie Davina, the staff survivors boyfriend out in the middle of nowhere hooks up with a very moody woman and spend several hours trying to get a car started. The main story revolves around the Big Brother contestants and the staff survivor.

In this episode some of the survivors head of for a nearby chemist to get medicine to help cure one of the contestants who has been bitten. I'm assuming the bitten woman is going to turn into a zombie. Joplin is still my fave contestant, while the Big Brother producer is still the funniest character. Look forward to tomorrows episode!

Having spoken to different friends of mine one loved the programme, while the other said she thought it was rubbish, I think it is ace, and have already preordered the DVD of it (released next Monday).

Monday, 27 October 2008

Dead Set: Episode 1- Zombie Series Review


So the first of the 5 part horror series Dead Set started today. I was really impressed with it.

The plot concerns a zombie outbreak, I love zombies, I love them a lot. The story takes place at the Big Brother studios. During eviction night the crowds who have came to watch have all been attacked and turned into flesh eating zombies. The contestants inside the house don't know that anything has gone wrong, so are carrying on as normal, while outside a lone survivor desperately tries to escape the undead.

The zombies are of the running variety, and the way the program is shot is deeply similar to the way the zombie attacks in 28 Days Later, very fast quick changes used to create confusion. These zombies seem to spend a hell of a lot of time eating dead bodies, and seem to get very preoccupied with doing that.

There are a few guest stars. Quite a few ex housemates appear as themselves having a reunion party. These include Bubble, and others who I cannot recall their names. Best guest appearance is Davina Macall playing herself. Thankfully she is killed, so it's fun seeing her die. She appears later as a zombie, which is really entertaining, I think shes gonna have more screen time in later episodes. Thankfully the program was quite bloody. There was lots of brains and entrails and blood shown, which is needed really.

Later episodes are bound to be much more action packed, so I cannot wait!