iZombie Quick Review
I’ve started watching this iZombie show on the CW and I must say that I’m enjoying it. It’s at episode 4, so it still has time to take a nose dive, but so far it’s been enjoyable.
The premise of the show, is that this zombie called Liv helps solve murders. She was turned at a boat party when someone passed out some drugs that turned her into a zombie, or maybe she got scratched and then she turned, I’m a little fuzzy on the details. In any case, I like that we got an origin story or sorts for the zombie, so +1 for that.
Liv, when she was alive, was a medical doctor. In death, or zombieness? she works in the morgue as a medical examiner so she can get brains to satisfy her cravings. +1 for going old school and making the zombie need to eat brains instead of just eating flesh.
A side effect of her eating the brains is that she takes on personality traits of the people who’s brain she eats. -1 because they keep repeating this point, over and over throughout the show.
Liv ends up pairing up with a police officer that thinks she’s a psychic. Coupled with the cop, she helps solve the murders of the people that end up in the morgue.
There are other zombies. Namely, the one that turned her, a former drug dealer named Blaine and a few other people that were at the party. Blaine has decided to go into business by selling brains to rich people that he either turned at the party or that he has turned since the party.
+1 for making one of the zombies an entrepreneur that is taking advantage of the situation.
Oh yeah, the other thing, is that Liv goes into full on zombie mode where her eyes turn red and she starts to growl. Anyway, it can be pretty funny to see.
So, overall, I like the show. Is it anything like the walking dead, no. I like that the show allowed for the zombies to keep their memories, skills and former lives provided that they keep eating fresh brains and what have you.
It’s a cheesy show, cute as hell and totally enjoyable and watchable.