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My heart is broken. So so utterly broken.

That was a perfect ending to a nigh perfect three parter and I cannot accept that this is the end. There has to be a second series, there just has to be.


The actor playing Kieren, the main character was just pitch perfect, subtle, caring. The guy makes you care about an undead zombie.

The way this dealt with diverse issues, persecution, the treatment of the mentally ill, or the sick, the way it dealt with homophobia, both the external kind as well as the internalized variety. And most of all, it's dealing with suicide was just amazing.

When Kieren tells his father to just let him have it, getting him to talk about how he felt finding his son's dead body, how it deals with the fact that people don't just get over a loved one killing themselves. The impact it leaves behind, but also why someone might do it in the first place.

I just don't want it to end, it just can't end like this. Poor Rick as he finally dared to stand up to his father, dared to stand up for Kieren and his father just...
My heart broke for all of them.

Also
Amy: "you're such an optimist."
Kieren: "I killed myself"
Amy: "You're an optimist with depressive tendencies."

And the fact that Jem was there when Kieren killed that girl, she saw her brother eating her friend's brain and she just couldn't... she couldn't kill him, not her own brother. And she felt so guilty over it.

I just need to know what happens to Amy, need to know she's safe, that she didn't just throw herself in trouble. Need to... This just can't end here.

Also

Rick+Kieren 4ever, on the wall, in the cave.

Please go watch this, and if you're British, please be as kind as to sign this petition
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Comments
paratti From: paratti Date: March 31st, 2013 11:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I blubbed.
caliente_uk From: caliente_uk Date: April 1st, 2013 01:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Right there with you. Such a brilliant and perfect little show that left me feeling heartbroken at the end. Loved it!
spikes_evilbint From: spikes_evilbint Date: April 1st, 2013 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't realise it was only a three-parter. I'm sure it will return - hell much worse things have! LOL!

I was wary of watching it as on the whole I don't think we do this sort of thing that well in the UK (in my opinion only). But it was pitched just right. I liked how they had people becoming zombies - ie you could have died from other causes but still rose from the grave. I liked how Kieran asked "Why did they bury me?" as if he'd been cremated it would have been over.

I agree that making his father reveal that he had discovered Kieran's body was clever.

Amy: "you're such an optimist."
Kieren: "I killed myself"
Amy: "You're an optimist with depressive tendencies."


I agree the above was some great lines! :)

That Rick's dad killed him by believing the vicar's lies in the second rising showed how people can get influenced by something most would not think rational.

Fingers crossed we will see them again. With Amy leaving to find that Internet guy etc, it has left enough options that a second series could be done.



serendip50 From: serendip50 Date: April 1st, 2013 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes I am British...:).

I loved this mini drama...but, I think it should remain a mini drama.
I truly believe that the story has been told and told very well the message clear and expressed with great dignity and gritty emotional honesty.
There is nothing more to say...it is enough that we have learnt a lesson.

It is perfect as a one-shot and to cheapen it with extended episodes of what are likely, imo, to become roughly hashed-out side stories just for the sake of another zombie series (to rake in money) is foolish and would detract from the difficult and worthy message it aims to encapsulate.

The finale was well plotted, acted and perfectly resolved...I had doubts they would be able to effective impart closure in one final hour long episode but I was proved wrong. I don't particularly feel there are any loose ends to tie up because the whole point of this mini drama was the message it sent out of prejudice, hate crime, intolerance the hypocrisy of religion (and it's harmful impact) and most distressing of all the effects of suicide.
It moved me to tears and I will remember it forever. The message strong and forged in my memory.
I think if they extended the series it would ruin the impact and the message....It would be forgotten in the myriad, probably trifling and contrived stories it would be forced to hash out for viewing consumption. Yet another zombie/supernatural drama ruined by overworking.
I hope they have enough sense to realise it is a perfect piece as it stands, imo.

We have TWD leave it at that:).


impala1967 From: impala1967 Date: April 3rd, 2013 12:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I also agree that there should be no more. This little series made an impact and what more could more episodes say.

There would be no more Ren and Rick, which was a big part of this story. A story which showed the worst of humanity but also showed that we can change.

It was an awesome show and many thanx for pointing me in its direction
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