Big Brother with zombies satire Dead Set comes to IFC tonight

The UK mini-series Dead Set, a Big Brother parody that features zombies and graphic violence, debuts tonight on IFC, airing one episode per night at midnight. The series, written by Charlie Brooker, imagines a zombie outbreak happens while the cast is still in the house, and it includes cameos by the show’s host, Davina McCall.

The show first debuted in 2008. Here’s IFC’s trailer for the mini-series:

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.