Been keeping an eye on The Fades, a BBC 3 dark fantasy series centering around a young geek named Paul, who can see the dead (the titular, Fades), and is having unexplained visions about the end of the world. I’m up to episode three currently, with episode four broadcasting Wednesday. The show overall, started out kind of darkly whimsical, but is really turning into something special – which seems to be the trend with many of the short UK series.
It’s a shame the series is only six episodes long, as I’m beginning to really fall for it. But I guess it is what it is; part of the reason so much of UK television is so good, is because of the brevity of most of the series.
Anyway, the end of the world appears to be coming along nicely, and even I’m beginning to doubt that protagpnist Paul, will be able to save it in just three more episodes – definitely not at the rate he is going by the end of episode three.