18. In the Flesh (BBC America)
Stars: Emily Bevan, Harriet Cains, Steve Cooper, Kenneth Cranham
Premiere Date: August 3
We've found the secret to a promising TV show. Cop what's been successful in Britain, and just re-air that stuff. In the Flesh? Endearing, captivating. Those accents? Classy as hell.
The mini-series explores the fine line between human and zombie, after medication is introduced to prevent the flesh-eating-brain-dead from going rabid and eating your favorite auntie. Now, they're just like us! They love, they don't walk like they're in the music video for "Thriller," and they wear contacts and cosmetics so they don't look like something that sprang up from a coffin. Also, we suspect they make excellent significant other material because, as we all know, zombies love you for your braaaaaains.