What an interesting concept Charlie Brooker has come up with. He’s created a TV mini-series based around zombies attacking the Big Brother house. The only problem I can see is that this is a mini-series airing only in the UK.
Assumably Dead Set is set in the UK Big Brother house, yet it’s also “fictional,” so I like to think that it could be set in the U.S. Big Brother house as well. The interesting part is that the zombies, the walking dead, are the people on the outside of the house, and they attack the houseguests one by one.
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Now, that would mean us viewers are the walking dead, right? What kind of comparison are they setting here? That our love of this show is because we are basically just waiting to attack them upon their exit of the house? That we watch this show in a zombie-like fashion with no thoughts extended at all? Both of which probably could apply.
Yet, it also makes for an interesting process of watching the show. The next season of Big Brother, which will probably be next summer, when we get someone on there like an April or a Jessie, we can imagine them being on this fictional Dead Set. Or maybe as zombies we could attack alumni as well, as I think Boogie would fit the bill quite nicely.