Today i'm going to be reviewing a mini series that originally aired on Channel 4 in Britain in 2008 called Dead Set. It's a very unknown gem and it truly is a shame that this isn't more popular. The premise goes like this; during a season of Big Brother UK, a zombie outbreak occurs and the viewer gets to watch the chaos unfold in the Big Brother house, and around the production set. I personally think its a fantastic premise, but maybe i just thoroughly enjoy seeing reality TV stars being eaten. Anyone who enjoys Big Brother, Zombies, or horror in general should love this. The show is very reminiscent of 28 Days Later and Dawn Of The Dead 2004 with running zombies, jerky and quick paced camera angles, and excellent gore.
With each episode the show gets more and more interesting and truly does pull the viewer in, and before you know it you've watched all the episodes and you're dying for more. Starting off with your generic Big Brother episode, someone getting voted off, people walking around in the BB house, partying, fighting, and being crazy until all of Britain becomes overrun, and a majority of the production staff is dead all the while nobody in the actual BB house knows about it seeing as they are secluded from the rest of the world and locked away in this high security house...until they find find out in a very, very gruesome way.
This show has great action, great gore, some parts that actually had me laughing in stitches, gingers being devoured, and best off all; Zombies. It's got the whole package, and i highly suggest you check it out if you have any decent taste, and spread the word because this deserves to be seen by everyone. I don't recall it ever being aired in North America, and with the amount of gore and violence in it, i doubt it ever will. Check it out, people.
Production : 8.5/10
Overall rating: 9/10