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  • Unfortunately, the party was organized by Max Rager
  • This has the added benefit of being near a convenient food source
  • Too soon, Liv figures out that Blaine isn't her only problem as the name Max Rager starts popping up in murder investigations
  • I was impressed that the story still managed to flow in a credible and entertaining way
  • I would recommend this show to anyone who likes zombies and is looking for a lighter story about them


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    iZombie is a crime drama TV series with elements of horror, comedy, action and a seriously wacky plot. Just like The Walking Dead, it is loosely based on a comic book series but is nowhere near as serious or at all dystopian. It comes from the creator of Veronica Mars and has a crime-fighting element where the protagonist uses her skills to help the police.
  • iZombie (TV series) - Season 1
  • Liv Moore is a driven and disciplined medical resident with a fiance and a perfectly planned future. One evening, a colleague invites her to a boat party. After some coaxing by Major, her fiance, she decides to drop by for a bit as she rarely indulges in things like that. Unfortunately, the party was organized by Max Rager: a villainous organization that ignored the safety issues of their products in favor of profit. Some drug dealers and some zombie attacks later, Liv wakes up the following morning in a body bag on the shore.

  • iZombie (TV series) - Season 1
  • Because she is now unwillingly undead, she goes from medical resident to medical examiner at the city morgue. This has the added benefit of being near a convenient food source. She breaks off her engagement with her long-time partner Major and distances herself from her family and friends to protect them. Liv finds an unlikely ally in her boss Ravi who finds out that she is a zombie and resolves to find a cure.

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  • The real hook for me was that, as a zombie, Liv has the ability to adopt the personality traits, knowledge and skills of people whose brains she has eaten. She also gets visions of the lives and deaths of those people. When Detective Clive Babineaux visits the morgue for info on a muder victim, Liv has just finished nibbling on that very victim’s brains. She gets a vision and rattles of her insights to Clive who gets suspicious. She ends up posing as a psychic and helps him solve cases.

  • iZombie (TV series) - Season 1
  • Soon, she finds out that she isn’t the only zombie after all. One day, the drug dealer from the boat party pops into the morgue for a visit and Liv recognizes him as the one who turned her. Blaine becomes her adversary and causes a lot of grief. Instead of dealing drugs, he starts turning people into zombies and dealing brains. He also has no qualms with killing people to get them.

  • iZombie (TV series) - Season 1
  • Too soon, Liv figures out that Blaine isn’t her only problem as the name Max Rager starts popping up in murder investigations. The zombie infestation will leave no one untouched as Liv’s loved ones seem to get sucked into the whole mess. The situation is becoming increasingly serious and Liv’s carefully maintained world gets closer to, once again, being turned on its axis.

    After seeing zombie shows like The Walking Dead, In the Flesh and even Resurrection, iZombie was not what I expected. It still has something I would name a comic book feel and the show makes use of that to dismantle problems that would’ve otherwise brought it to a dead halt. I was impressed that the story still managed to flow in a credible and entertaining way. I especially liked the way the characters developed and that none of them were neglected. I would recommend this show to anyone who likes zombies and is looking for a lighter story about them.



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Andrew Leith says :

I did not like iZombie for a number of reasons. She eats too many brains and the scenes are graphic.

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Andrew Leith says :

It has interesting elements to the show, but it’s too gory for me to watch. There just too many scenes that are horrible and so much blood.

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Dee replies :

It’s not a great feeling when a show doesn’t work out for you, I’ve been disappointed too. Sometimes it just doesn’t sit right with you for any number of reasons. I think the show creators wanted to work within the visual aesthetics of the comic series upon which the show is based. The frequent portrayal of Liv eating brains might be a bid to encourage viewers to sympathize with her character because she isn’t exactly thrilled to be doing so in order to ensure her survival, telling the viewers she isn’t happy to be a zombie and is questioning her humanity (and so are the viewers, questioning what in the end actually makes us human). Apart from that, the show is a crime procedural and every episode she eats a deceased person’s brains it gives her an edge, memories of a sort which are clues to the cause of death of that person as well as possible suspects if there was foul play involved. That is part of the procedure of crime solving in the show so that might explain it all. As I was writing this, I remembered a show which is also an unorthodox crime procedural but where a novel writer helps the police solve crimes. It’s called Castle, it definitely has less blood and gore so you could check that one out and see if it’s a good fit. :)

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Dee replies :

It has comedic elements but it is horror in the end so it’s tricky for a viewer going in not knowing to what degree to expect the horror aspect coming into play. In this case, it’s definitely American zombie gothic with social commentary about, I think, the carelessness and money worshipping of major corporations and the dangers this poses for an uninformed society (spoiler in the show, a corporation starts the zombie pandemic through an energy drink, finds out what happened, doesn’t care, continues to sell the drink). For a similar example, the 1978 film Dawn of the Dead is a criticism of the 1970s rampant consumerism, the zombie that consumes flesh represents a consumerist society and the mall becomes a site of uncanny horror. In iZombie, we question who the monster is. Liv is a zombie but she is more humane than the corporation that is responsible for her condition. If the zombies can be human and humane, maybe people can be too.

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Jeremy McGee says :

This is a review for the tv show Izombie. This is a show about a woman named Liv Moore. She’s a doctor that goes to a party one night and ends up getting scratched by a zombie, and turns into a zombie.
After this she goes into obscurity, breaks up with her fianc , and goes to work at the local morgue in order to be able to consume brains without getting caught. She is also being examined and helped by her partner in the morgue/forensics lab. She also has a detective that regularly calls her for help to solve crimes because he thinks she’s a psychic.
The reason why the detective thinks Liv is a psychic is because live can actually see the victims thoughts, feelings, emotions, actions, etc after she consumes the victims brains. This is a pretty great show. Definitely worth watching.

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