The Fades is about a suburban schoolboy called Paul (Iain De Caestecker) who cannot help noticing that the dead are far from dead and hang around his local streets and shopping centres. Paul's world soon becomes beset by the frenetic attentions of Neil (Johnny Harris) – an avenging warrior against those rather cross undead who want to kill people. Neil looks as if he's walked in off the set of Mad Max and his sidekick is an arse-kicking woman vicar played by Daniela Nardini. Did I say it was a bit out there?
Thorne's drama seems unafraid of tackling big ideas. With its godless dystopia where death and the afterlife are arbitrarily handed out to hapless humanity, the show doesn't dodge big questions about life.
Lots of potential in this one.
The main character is fine as the tortured teen, who's sent to therapy because of his dreams that are causing him to wet his bed. His Sister is so far one note in her disdain for him. His geeky film buff friend is bit to cute to be an outcast at school, and has to many wisecracks
'nah that wasn't a gun, that was never a gun. This is England'
The story starts with them deciding to explore an abandoned shopping mall, looking for props for their own homemade horror movie, and well things, take a turn for the worst.
Ugh those ghost things were seriously creepy, with their writhing body movements and that scene where they have that ghosthunter trapped and they lick his eye with their sinuous tongue and burn it white. blarrgh.
Good setup, lets hope it leads somewhere.