The Fades

BBC Three (ended 2011)



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The Fades
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Show Summary

You may not realise it, but the dead are roaming the Earth. After having a series of haunting nightmares uber geek Paul (Iain De Caestecker) has started to see ghosts-The Fades-all around him, and they seem intent on destroying mankind. In a bid to save the world he enlists confused friends to help him and meets people with similar abilities. Skins' Lily Loveless plays Paul's twin sister Anna; Ashes to Ashes' Claire Rushbrook is their mother and Daniel Kaluuya is Paul's friend Mac and Tom Ellis is Mark, a teacher whose wife has gone missing. The six-part series is written by Skins and This is England '86 writer Jack Thorne for BBC Three.

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  • Songs

    I want to know the name of the song that was used in the last 30 seconds of the 5 episode of the British series "The Fades". Thanks in advance!!!!
  • Diamond In The Rough

    I just stumbled upon this show by accident. I am a huge fan of horror films/TV, and out of all of the stuff that gets ran into the ground I finally found something that is original. I'm hooked on the show "Supernatural" because of how creepy it can be and how funny it can be at the same time. This show is not "Supernatural," but its delivery is similar. It has very creepy moments and then the next thing you know you are laughing at its 80s movie references and then it quickly gets dark again, and it does it so smoothly that you can't help but love its delivery. This is one of the most under-rated shows out at the moment and if more people start to watch it I am sure it will get the notice it deserves.

  • i love this show

    this brings new elements to stories that have been the same for decades..bravo...i hope it can sustain. the acting is very good and it is well executed...i am hooked..i hope there will be a series 2...etc...
  • Frankly worst British show I have watched!!!!!

    If this could be scored a zero I'll gladly give it that.This looks like someone's high school project. I couldnt get through episode one. I started watching in good spirits,then stopped at halfway mark because I refuse to waste one more second of my life with this turd.
  • The 6th Sense meets a zombie flick in the UK and its offspring is better than you could ever imagine.

    The Fades is absolutely fantastic! I saw a trailer for it on BBC America and was somewhat skeptical, given that it looked like the US's zombie obsession had crossed the Atlantic, but this show pleasantly surprised me. The acting is superb, by a cast that will be largely recognizable by well-versed fans of young British television (especially if you watched Skins).

    The interesting thing about this show is that it really isn't just a zombie thriller - the people that come back from the dead have personality and understandable and sympathetic motives for what they do. They've been given the metaphorical shaft by the universe and are just trying to find some way to fix their piteous existence as ghosts who can't interact with the world and who burn when the living unknowingly pass through them.

    It starts out as every scifi geek's fantasy: nerdy boy with nerdy friend who quotes movies non-stop discovers that he has super powers after an encounter with an "Angelic" and a "fade" in an abandoned shopping mall. Despite the clicheness of this beginning, the show quickly redeems itself by ratcheting up the tension and having several surprising moments that make the audience say "wtf?" It also saves itself with humor, not only at the expense of the sidekick, but also by laughing at Paul as he struggles with his fears and tries to balance his "real" life with his fade-problems. Lily Loveless' character, Ana, is also a good source of amusement. She starts out as a running joke, but her character evolves rapidly, and she actually becomes an interesting character before the short 6 episode run is up.

    Basically, if you like scifi/fantasy/horror, you will love this show. Here's hoping for a season (series) 2!


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    • What was the ending all about?
      Why oh why do they leave the eneding "open to interpretation" somebody has been paid to create the idea for this programme, so why...
    • season 1 finale'...hope for season 2
      i hope this is just the ending to the 1st season...i really am looking forard to another many seasons od this grat show...and the ...
    • what a great series..ep5
      something stricking regarding the differance with britt and american tv is the way american tv always has the hero right and ready...
    • episode 5
      i hope they are doing a series 2...the neil character is so selfish and vile. he could have tried to respectfully mentor paul,but...
    • Episode One
      I liked it! I really did. Let's hope the rest of the season is a bit more refined and then we can be sure of success.