The Fades (2011– )

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A teenage boy named Paul is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that nobody can explain. As if that weren't terrifying enough, he begins to see spirits of the dead, known as The Fades, all around... See full summary »

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 Anna (7 episodes, 2011)
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 Mac (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Paul (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Jay (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Neil Valentine (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Meg (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Sarah (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Mark (6 episodes, 2011)
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 DCI Armstrong (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Natalie (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Dr. Tremlett (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Steve (5 episodes, 2011)
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 DC Firth (5 episodes, 2011)
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 John (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Alice (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Polus (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Vicky (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Supt. Clement (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Helen (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Phil (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Sam (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Fred (2 episodes, 2011)
Philip Bird ...
 Mr. Peterson (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Maddy (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Eric (2 episodes, 2011)
Karl Collins ...
 Higgy (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Tracy (2 episodes, 2011)
Eva Dagoo ...
 Fade Girl (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Fade Stalker / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
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A teenage boy named Paul is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that nobody can explain. As if that weren't terrifying enough, he begins to see spirits of the dead, known as The Fades, all around him. The Fades can't be seen, smelt, heard or touched by other humans. When an embittered and vengeful Fade, Polus, finds a way to be human again, it's up to Paul to stop him - and all of the dead - from breaking back into the world and destroying the human race. Written by BBC Publicity

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To emphasize that The Fades were getting more tangible, the character of Natalie (a Fade who became tangible again over the course of the series) didn't make any noise in her first appearances. Not even her footsteps made any noise until she ran away from Neil at the party in the church. See more »

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One of The Most Brilliant British Shows
5 February 2012 | by (Slightly North of Hell) – See all my reviews

Now I will agree with those other reviewers it did take a few episodes to lay in the groundwork of the show, but believe you me, it is all well worth the wait. Though its not to say that there aren't great points in the eps 1-3, but when episode 4 hits the ground running its when all the juicy bits of preamble come together to form a smorgasborg of tasty horrific goodness or evilness or... well you get the point.

Everything from here on out has this stark savage urgency, it twists and turns on the head of a nail. I cannot deny this his quickly become one of my favourite new shows, its so unpredictable and I had goosebumps thru all of ep. 4, which is not a feat easily achieved with me.

If you like a good mix of horror with a smattering of apocalyptic wonderland this is clearly the show for you.


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