Tune In Tuesday is a weekly feature in which bloggers get to showcase another one of their loves, music! The feature was originally created and hosted by Ginger over at GReads! but can now be found over at Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands.
I’ve been binge watching In the Flesh – a BBC series about zombies or more accurately victims of “Partially Deceased Syndrome”. In the Flesh follows Kieran, a teenage boy who goes through the rehabilitation program and is introduced back into society. Season one/episode one teaser below:
As with all the best zombie shows/books/movies, this series uses undead as a metaphor to reflect on society. So far, the show has tackled metal illness, discrimination, bullying, homosexuality, religion, drug abuse, PTSD. I love the dynamics as Kieran returns home to his family and how it takes a genre that is reaching it’s saturation point yet adds a funny, creepy and often poignant twist.
Check out BBC America’s 5 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching In the Flesh!
What does any of this have to do with Tune in Tuesday? Well, the series uses the haunting music of folk rock musician Keaton Henson in almost every episode. At first I thought it was Passenger until I looked it up. Henson’s lyrics are absolutely stunning – and yeah – very sad, which fits perfect for struggling with being dead – or undead – or partially deceased - but so so beautiful.
So you get a twofer today. Watch the show & listen to the music!
Sweetheart What Have You Done to Us
I’ll shoot for happier music next week