Dead Set is a staggering bit of tv. I have been looking forward to this for ages. And that usually ends up with me being disappointed. However this is way more scary, tense, extreme than anything I've seen on telly... err... maybe ever. I'm going to try not to over state this, or let the enthusiasm of having just watched all the episodes of it back to back in a cinema get to me. But this might be the best thing you have ever seen on TV. Not just the best Zombie thing (and I am including zombie films here).
I was trying to think of something smart to say about it. And all I came up with is that Dead Set is a satire on TV with zombies in the same way that Romero's movies were satires/commentaries on racism, class, the army, consumerism. But its not smart like that. You are so caught up in whats going on that you don't have a moment to think. Its a visceral experience, probably not to be intellectualised. That seems to sell it short. I love this genre, and this is a Johnny-come-lately tv version .But I honestly think this might be the best zombie thing I have seen.
What You Need to Know:
1.The zombies are fast.
2.It isn't a comedy.
3.The Big Brother setting works really well.
4.It is extremely gory.
If you can cope with that watch this.