Lessons for the Living, Courtesy of the Dead

June 6, 2013 3:10 PM

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Lessons for the Living, Courtesy of the Dead

Fans of series like “The Walking Dead” on AMC already know that the genre at its best isn’t about eating flesh or biting necks; it’s about people and not-quite-people who face challenges and decisions that resonate in the real world. “In the Flesh” may have vacant-eyed living corpses in it, but it’s about tolerance and intolerance, forgiveness and family.

The story takes place in a Britain where, some time before the series begins, thousands of dead people have risen from their graves, wreaking havoc and causing a virulent anti-zombie backlash. But these beings, who suffer from — as it has been labeled — partially deceased syndrome, have fallen under...

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