|UK||2016||60 Min||Thriller . Horror . Drama|
Somerset, England, 1888. A land and a community on the edge of monumental change, on the great hinge between ancient traditional ways and an industrial, scientific future. A land of ghosts and myths, poltergeists and demons - if there was ever a time for those ghosts to rise out of the ground, this would be that time. At the heart of this small community is Nathan Appleby, a reluctant gentleman farmer who is obsessed with proving the existence of the afterlife.
|TV Channel:||BBC One|
The first episode certainly does its job, as it set its hooks into my curiosity with entertainment, emotion and terror. Given the chance, The Living and the Dead proves to be an hour of television well worth tuning into each week.We Got This Covered Full Review
The results are certainly mixed; at times, The Living And The Dead doesn’t feel so much ambitious in its combination of science fiction, creature features, and Gothic horror as it does apologetic. ... The cast is solid, but its two leads are both standouts.The A.V. Club Full Review
With the protagonists' interior evolution amounting to little more than window dressing, there's no pervading direction in which the series can go, leaving the audience with an episodic collection of occasionally creepy, sometimes luridly poetic, yet barely distinguishable hauntings.Slant Magazine Full Review