There’s certainly plenty left to explore here, and even if the series moves further down the path of plot development, this world is one of television’s most interesting.
“Episode 5” paints a much clearer picture of who Simon really is by going into who he once was. Leave it to this series to find the most heartbreaking narratives possible.
If I’ve been missing some of the more character-driven moments of In the Flesh’s first season during this plot-driven sophomore season, “Episode 4” instills nothing but confidence and satisfaction.
Even more so than in either of the season’s first two episodes, “Episode 3” allows In the Flesh to effectively utilize its extended episode order to tell a story that isn’t entirely necessary, yet it succeeds so much almost because it’s not necessary.
After a season premiere that was a little bogged down with trying to re-establish the world of In the Flesh, treading slightly too-familiar ground, “Episode 2” is an example of everything this series does right.
In the Flesh most likely went under the radar last year during its three-episode first season on BBC America. The series is a British import and, like Sundance TV’s The Returned, is a fresh take on the zombie genre.