05 October 2011 @ 11:29 pm
Fades Episode three.  
Another good episode (although I think that I enjoyed last weeks a little more than this one.) Still not sure where they are going with the storyline, but it's going to be interesting to find out.

spoilery review type stuff under the cut. )

So a few answers this week, but now even more questions. Can't believe it's already half over. Six episodes really doesn't seem like enough.
30 September 2011 @ 02:10 pm
Suspecting it's going to be code_9 all over again.  
That is to say a fandom of me and about 3 other people.

That said The Fades does need an LJ comm (yes I know I run too many already) so now it has one: [ profile] the_fades

I'm going to run it pretty hands off, with just one post planned per week for the reaction/review post for Wednesday night.

So if anybody is interested in BBC3 new supernatural show, there information here:

What it's about:
"The Fades is a fantasy horror series about 17-year-old Paul (Iain De Caestecker) who becomes embroiled in a battle between the living and the dead. But fundamentally I think The Fades is a love story between Mac (Daniel Kaluuya) and Paul. As a kid I didn't have a best friend that I could share everything with and could be a team with, and this show is about a kid that's got one – it's a love story about two best friends. As said in the BBC interview with Jack Thorne, the show's creator.
28 September 2011 @ 11:25 pm
Fades episode two.  
Have not long finished watching episode two of Fades (BBC3 new supernatural show).

I'll definitely be watching again next week. Kind of hard to talk about much more without spoiler, apart from to say it's an interesting take on a storyline that has been done before, the characters are believeable in why they are doing what they are, and you can't tell what's going to happen next.

review with a whole load of spoilers for episode 2, and a little bit of speculation. )

So all in all, is it next week yet?

next weeks trailer )
22 September 2011 @ 09:35 pm
Fades episode one - review type thing  
Just watched Fades (BBC3 new supernatural type thingy) and it was pretty good. Tone wise it felt a bit like a cross between some of the early episodes of Supernatural (I kept thinking the one with the old haunted hospital/asylum) and Being Human.

It looks like being one continuous story over the six episodes of the series, rather than each episode being a self contained story. It looks like it should be able to carry a storyline over the six episodes as episode one left pretty much only questions about what is going on.

The title sequence is good, if rather spooky in places. The special effects are in generally good. It's not particularly specially effect heavy, a lot of it probably is more make up and lighting, but there's no rubber masked monsters or dodgy CGI creatures here.

Review which has a lot of spoilers under cut )

So I'm looking forward to next weeks episode, as I really don't know where they are going with this one, but it looks like being an interesting ride.
18 September 2011 @ 10:13 pm
New BBC3 series The Fades  
Starting on Wednesday at 9pm on BBC3 there is a new supernatural show called The Fades.

This is the basic premise: 17-year-old geek Paul can see the spirits of the dead. Now a vengeful spirit - or Fade - has broken through to our world and Paul’s friends and family are in the eye of the storm.

It's written by Jack Thorne who is behind the Channel 4 series Skins and the BBCs This is England '86. And stars Iain De Caestecker (River City and Coronation Street) and Daniel Kaluuya (Skins, Psychoville and Sucker Punch).

There's more information here: and here:

It looks like it could be interesting. BBC3 seem to have an eye for supernatural type shows as they also make Being Human.