Natasha Raulerson

Wednesday Watchings – iZombie

It’s a good question, and Liv Moore, newly turned Zombie has the answer. I’m not going to tell you what it is. If you want to know, you’re going to have to watch, because iZombie is a fantastic new show!

I’m glad that the CW finally has a show that portrays a strong female protagonist. Liv is smart, strong, and selfless. She’s done everything since she’s become a Zombie to keep her friends and family safe from her new affliction.

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It is based off a comic, one that I haven’t read, so I can’t state the comparisons and contrasts. I’ve been told it differs, but I can’t say how much, or if a fan is pissed about the differences. I love the way they have the comic book intros and the first person narration through out the show. It’s Urban Fantasy with a comedic flair and enough originality to keep the viewer wanting more.
After her transformation, Liv only has one person who knows who she is and that’s her boss and ally Dr. Ravi! Sexy, smart, and currently trying to find out what caused Liv’s transformation so he can find a cure and she can go back to a little bit of normalcy.

Liv literally becomes who she eats. Nomming down on the cerebral cortex gives her the memories and traits of the recently deceased. Working in a morgue, she often gets meals based off people who have been murdered. It’s almost like she’s having psychic visions. DUN DUN DUN!

This works to her advantage with her new police detective partner Clive. The edgy cop who’s got a bit of a bad boy side to himself, but always wants to do the right thing. Most of his superiors don’t take him seriously, at least not until Liv starts giving him the upper hand her with little bit of visions that often help save the day–or get misconstrued in a hilarious way.

Sometimes, she doesn’t get what she bargained for when she eats the brain of a person. What she things might be fun ends up getting her into more trouble.

Of course, there is the uber fun, great Zombie villain who is killing street kids and vagrants to sell to other Zombie’s in need–for a very high price of course.

I love when shows have a fantastic villain, and Blaine is one of those. He’s got personality, flair, and the writers did a great job of creating an all around, three dimensional bad guy.

So, if you haven’t started watching, it’s time to start tuning in on Tuesday nights on the CW–after you catch up on the first part of the season of course.

 

 

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