Written by Shae
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I promised you guys a few new series on the site, and well, here is one! I’ve been tossing this idea around for some time now and thought it would be a good time to start. iZombie is a show on the CW based off the comic with the same name. Now, I’ve not actually read the comic, so I’ve no knowledge of this world whatsoever. The show aired this last Tuesday evening, and I got the chance to watch it with Mattie.
Liv is our protagonist with all kinds of wonderful things going for her. She is an aspiring heart surgeon with a hot fiancé, and its all rainbows and kittens for her. However, a co-worker invites her to a party where experimental drugs are being given out, and somehow it triggers a zombie virus…thing. Liv survives by falling off the boat, but she gets scratched, turning her into a zombie. Liv breaks it off with her fiancé, doesn’t tell anyone she’s a zombie, and starts working as a coroner’s assistant, all so she can eat brains. Yep, its that kind of a zombie show…which I actually like, since the zombie lore I grew up with had them eating brains. There is a side effect though. Liv gets flashbacks and memories from the brains she eats. This leads her to helping a detective solve the murder of a young call girl. Seems a dirty cop lost his wedding ring and killed the girl he thought took it.
Ravi, the coroner tells Clive the detective that Liv is psychic as not to blow her cover. He figured out she was a zombie and has decided to help her figure out a cure. In the meantime, she gets all the brains she wants, and that keeps her from going completely stupid and monsterish. I have to admit, the show is a bit cheesy in some aspects, however, it has some redeeming qualities. I like that it shows Liv dealing with the depression of being changed; handling this transition pretty bad at first. But it also shows her coming around and finding hope. It’s cute and appealing in its own ways, especially for a younger audience. It’s not filled with gore and the death of beloved characters like some other zombie shows that rip your heart out.
Instead, it’s a comedic spin on this horror monster. It’ll be interesting to see how the series progresses, but so far it’s not terrible. I rather enjoyed the show for what it was, and as long as you’re not a die hard zombie fan taking everything too seriously, it’s a fun way to spend an hour.