This is a really fabulous show. I had seen some of the
episodes when they were airing in the UK (I have some
friends who sent me copies). It's a spooky show with real
horror and scary stuff but without too much gore. It also
has fantastic writing and acting, and it really just draws
you in to the compelling story.
The show focuses on a teen boy, Paul, who finds out that he
can see ghosts (aka "fades"). He learns there are others
like him, and his whole life changes. The show never stops
shocking you and it is not at all predictable.
There are many good extras, including extra scenes and
deleted scenes. There are some very short behind-the-scenes
interviews and a section called "Mac Explains" has the
character Mac explaining the parts of the show, such as
"what is a Fade?", "What is Ascension?" etc. There quite a
few good extras in the two included disks.
About The Fades
The Fades is a new supernatural horror series by 2011 Royal
Television Society Award-winning writer Jack Thorne (the
original UK Skins). Iain De Caestecker (Coronation Street)
is Paul, a young man who is haunted by apocalyptic dreams
that neither his therapist nor his best friend, Mac (Daniel
Kaluuya, Skins, Sucker Punch), can provide answers for.
Worse still, Paul has started seeing the Fades – the spirits
of the dead – all around him. They're everywhere but
normally can't be seen, heard or touched – until now. An
embittered and vengeful Fade has found a way to break the
barrier between the dead and the living. and Paul, Mac and
their loved ones find themselves in the middle of it all.
The worst is only yet to come as the fate of humanity rests
in the hands of the two friends who already have enough
trouble getting through a day in one piece, let alone saving
Behind The Scenes
Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
“Mac Explains” web videos
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