Dead. Set. SERIOUS. Is like...really serious. Okay, not really. Basically this is fictional Big Brother set with zombies. Also gotta say right off the bat, I was misled into thinking this was a movie, but whatevs, I already watched it so here goes.
Dead Set Serious (2008) is a british t.v. mini series created by Charlie Brooker and directed by Yann Demange. As I mentioned previously, it's fictional version of a british Big Brother and while everyone in the house is busy trying to figure out how to attract more attention to themselves, there is a zombie outbreak occurring on the outside. As the cast bicker and fight among each other over petty issues they remain oblivious to the chaos taking place beyond their little studio set. They only vaguely start to suspect something is not quite right when they start to feel ignored by the crew.
Dead set serious really doesn't waste any time bringing in the zombie action, though there's never a clear explanation for the outbreak. One of the things I enjoy most about z-movies, and feel free to think me a sadist, is the manner in which society abruptly crumbles. Just like that, the rules that govern society, that keeps the masses civil, everything that you've ever known. Gone.
It's a very fast paced plot that will, without doubt, keep you on the edge of your seat. And with the cast being mostly full of idiots, you know you're in for a lot of 'close calls'.
|Still not as creepy looking as that grudge chick.|
What I also find special about this show is the satire in it, it resembles that of George Romero in his z-movies. It's a really good social criticism I think, the whole 'zombies watching zombies', but you'll get that if you watch the show. I hope you do, because the plot is good, the action and gore are awesome and even when you're rooting for the zombies to win because the cast is idiotic some if not most of the time, they are somewhat likeable. Emphasis on somewhat.
So here's the trailer, have a look and be the judge. I give this movie a solid 4/5.