Dead Pixels: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
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Air date: Aug 18, 2020

Centres on three mates whose world revolves around their obsession for the fictional MMORPG Kingdom Scrolls, splitting between their real and virtual lives, and how they crossover.

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Air date: Aug 25, 2020

Three friends, Meg, Nicky and Usman, play Kingdom Scrolls, the popular online role-playing fantasy game, set in a magical world of wizards, orcs and wyverns. They are committed to the game. Because in the end, what's more important - playing badminton with your flatmate Alison, or defending Castle Blackfinger from marauding orcs? For Meg, Nicky and Usman it's no contest, the castle comes first. Because in the end, what's more important - playing badminton with your flatmate Alison (Ritchie), or defending Castle Blackfinger from marauding orcs? For Meg, Nicky and Usman it's no contest, the castle comes first. In real life Meg and Nicky work in an office. Meg doesn't fancy Nicky. Nicky definitely doesn't fancy Meg. Nothing will ever happen between them, not in this world or in Kingdom Scrolls. They are not sure what Usman does for a living - but Usman has got his priorities right: if Castle Blackfinger needs defending, then grabbing a decent night's sleep would not only be selfish, it would be irresponsible. In the second episode, a movie version of Kingdom Scrolls has been announced but Meg and Nicky are not happy with the casting. Writer: Jon Brown; Prod: Matthew Mulot; Dir: Al Campbell; Prod Co: Various Artists LtdThe full series is available, free to view or download, on All 4. The series also continues next week on E4.

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Air date: Sep 1, 2020

A brand new E4 comedy series that mixes live action and animation, starring Charlotte Ritchie, Alexa Davies and Will Merrick. Three friends, Meg (Davies), Nicky (Merrick) and Usman (Sargon Yelda), play Kingdom Scrolls, the popular online role-playing fantasy game, set in a magical world of wizards, orcs and wyverns. Because in the end, what's more important - playing badminton with your flatmate Alison (Ritchie), or defending Castle Blackfinger from marauding orcs? For Meg, Nicky and Usman it's no contest, the castle comes first. In real life Meg and Nicky work in an office. Meg doesn't fancy Nicky. Nicky definitely doesn't fancy Meg. Nothing will ever happen between them, not in this world or in Kingdom Scrolls. They are not sure what Usman does for a living - but Usman has got his priorities right: if Castle Blackfinger needs defending, then grabbing a decent night's sleep would not only be selfish, it would be irresponsible. In the third episode, Meg and Nicky decide to get married in the game and things quickly get complicated. Writer: Jon Brown; Prod: Matthew Mulot; Dir: Al Campbell; Prod Co: Various Artists LtdThe full series is available, free to view or download, on All 4. The series also continues next week on E4.

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Three friends, Meg, Nicky and Usman, play Kingdom Scrolls, the popular online role-playing fantasy game, set in a magical world of wizards, orcs and wyverns. They are committed to the game. Because in the end, what's more important - playing badminton with your flatmate Alison, or defending Castle Blackfinger from marauding orcs? Because in the end, what's more important - playing badminton with your flatmate Alison (Ritchie), or defending Castle Blackfinger from marauding orcs? For Meg, Nicky and Usman it's no contest, the castle comes first. In real life Meg and Nicky work in an office. Meg doesn't fancy Nicky. Nicky definitely doesn't fancy Meg. Nothing will ever happen between them, not in this world or in Kingdom Scrolls. They are not sure what Usman does for a living - but Usman has got his priorities right: if Castle Blackfinger needs defending, then grabbing a decent night's sleep would not only be selfish, it would be irresponsible. In the fourth episode, Meg starts live streaming from Kingdom Scrolls but flatmate Alison worries she won't make a living from it. Writer: Jon Brown; Prod: Matthew Mulot; Dir: Al Campbell; Prod Co: Various Artists LtdThe full series is available, free to view or download, on All 4. The series also continues next week on E4.

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Three friends, Meg, Nicky and Usman, play Kingdom Scrolls, the popular online role-playing fantasy game, set in a magical world of wizards, orcs and wyverns. They are committed to the game. Because in the end, what's more important - playing badminton with your flatmate Alison, or defending Castle Blackfinger from marauding orcs? For Meg, Nicky and Usman it's no contest, the castle comes first. Because in the end, what's more important - playing badminton with your flatmate Alison (Ritchie), or defending Castle Blackfinger from marauding orcs? For Meg, Nicky and Usman it's no contest, the castle comes first. In real life Meg and Nicky work in an office. Meg doesn't fancy Nicky. Nicky definitely doesn't fancy Meg. Nothing will ever happen between them, not in this world or in Kingdom Scrolls. They are not sure what Usman does for a living - but Usman has got his priorities right: if Castle Blackfinger needs defending, then grabbing a decent night's sleep would not only be selfish, it would be irresponsible. In the penultimate episode, Nicky's dad tries to bond with him by playing Kingdom Scrolls, but things get complicated when Nicky gets a taste for killing his father. Writer: Jon Brown; Prod: Matthew Mulot; Dir: Al Campbell; Prod Co: Various Artists LtdThe full series is available, free to view or download, on All 4. The series also continues next week on E4.

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In the final episode, Meg, Nicky, Usman and Russell are set to complete Kingdom Scrolls and decide to make a weekend of it by cosplaying the final level. Because in the end, what's more important - playing badminton with your flatmate Alison (Ritchie), or defending Castle Blackfinger from marauding orcs? For Meg, Nicky and Usman it's no contest, the castle comes first. In real life Meg and Nicky work in an office. Meg doesn't fancy Nicky. Nicky definitely doesn't fancy Meg. Nothing will ever happen between them, not in this world or in Kingdom Scrolls. They are not sure what Usman does for a living - but Usman has got his priorities right: if Castle Blackfinger needs defending, then grabbing a decent night's sleep would not only be selfish, it would be irresponsible. In the final episode, Meg, Nicky, Usman and Russell (David Mumeni) are set to complete Kingdom Scrolls and decide to make a weekend of it by cosplaying the final level. Writer: Jon Brown; Prod: Matthew Mulot; Dir: Al Campbell; Prod Co: Various Artists LtdThe full series is available, free to view or download, on All 4.

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Critic Reviews for Dead Pixels Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

The result is probably the truest representation of gaming on-screen since Channel 4's cult review show GamesMaster.

Aug 25, 2020 | Full Review…
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The passions of Dead Pixels are funny, and the dialogue by creator Jon Brown is edgy and tart.

Aug 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Gaming satire features sex talk, video game violence.

Oct 7, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There are doubtless in-jokes that only gamers will appreciate. It can equally be read as a brilliant disincentive to go anywhere near a console.

Aug 25, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

We're a bit concerned that the main characters in Dead Pixels aren't going to rise above how pathetic they are in the first episode. But the episode was funny enough.

Aug 25, 2020 | Full Review…

Bawdy, incisive, timely, and inventive, Dead Pixels is exactly the kind of show we need to pep up the summer TV lineup.

Aug 25, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Davies and Merrick are both charming and funny in the lead roles, and it's easy to root for them to succeed both in and out of the game.

Aug 25, 2020 | Full Review…

Though I find it boring as can be, my kids enjoy watching YouTube videos of other people playing video games. I suppose Dead Pixels might be for those entertainment consumers -- and those alone.

Aug 18, 2020 | Full Review…

As funny as the first episode is, drawing in an inexperienced gamer, the second is even better as they decry the injustice of Vince Vaughn cast in the movie version of their beloved game.

Aug 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dead Pixels: Season 1

  • 4h ago
    It's a good show with a fun concept. Some of the humour is too cynical for my tastes which prevented me from getting that invested in the characters.

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