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Dead Set is a British television horror drama created by Charlie Brooker and produced by Zeppotron for E4. The series premiered on October 27, 2008 and ran for five episodes. The show follows a group of contestants and producers of the fictional reality television show "Big Brother" as they are trapped inside the Big Brother house during a zombification epidemic.
The series takes place in a dystopian version of Britain where the undead have taken over the country. The zombie outbreak starts on eviction night of "Big Brother," and the housemates are largely oblivious until later in the night. Eventually, the horror of the zombie outbreak reaches the housemates, and they must band together to survive.
The lead character is Kelly (Jaime Winstone), a production assistant working behind the scenes of the show. She finds herself trapped in the Big Brother house after the zombie apocalypse breaks out.
On the other side of the camera, we have the Big Brother housemates, who are unaware of what's happening outside until the zombies break in. The housemates are a wide range of personalities, including Pippa (Kathleen McDermott), the flirty but fake blonde, Joplin (Kevin Eldon), a bookish statistician who keeps a mental catalogue of what's going on outside the house and Space (Riz Ahmed), a typically laid-back guy who becomes one of the most proactive of the survivors.
The show also features Davina McCall, the host of the real "Big Brother" show, who plays a fictionalized version of herself as one of the last surviving people on earth.
Dead Set is a unique and well-executed spin on the zombie genre. Instead of the usual mix of survivors with diverse backgrounds, we have a group of people with very defined roles, all of whom are familiar to viewers through the Big Brother show. The show is able to use this familiarity to its advantage, playing with the concept and the characters as the world falls apart around them.
The show includes plenty of gore and graphic violence, which is not for the faint of heart. Dead Set is a well-made and suspenseful drama with real stakes and moments of genuine terror.
Both the production and writing quality of Dead Set are top notch. The unique premise of the show is expertly executed with a great cast, a compelling storyline and some genuinely scary moments. Brookerâs witty and biting writing skills are on full display here, with Dead Set offering plenty of commentary on the reality television industry and its impact on society.
Overall, despite its short run time, Dead Set is a solid entry in the zombie genre that manages to bring something unique and fresh to the table. It has been praised by critics and audiences alike for its tight writing, excellent performances, and intense action sequences. If youâre a fan of zombie horror or just want to see something new and exciting, then Dead Set is definitely worth checking out.
Dead Set is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on October 25, 2010.