The whole zombie apocalypse universe has a lot of things on TV these days, mainly because of the huge success of The Walking Dead, now getting a spin off, with Syfy getting a good enough Z Nation, British TV doing a rendition called I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse. But in all those shows, the zombies are beasts, mindless monsters who are only after the most basics of instincts. Eating and surviving. Staying as undeads. iZombie tries to explore zombies from a different aspect. A fully functional zombie that thinks and most importantly feels and do tons of introspection.
iZombie is based on a comic book series from Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and developed for The CW by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero, making it franchise ready for the network to delve into the zombie world.
With an interesting cast led by Rose McIver as Liv Moore, a.k.a. the zombie in the title, Malcolm Goodwin as Detective Clive Babineaux, who will end up partnering with Liv in crime solving; Robert Buckley as Major Lilywhite, Liv´s love interest, Rahul Kohli as Liv´s boss / friend / cure searcher / confident at the morgue and David Anders as Blaine DeBeers, the bad guy who turned Liv into a zombie in the first place.
Why is she solving crimes you ask? Because she left her promising career in medicine to join the morgue so she could be near her food source: brains of dead people. After mixing them with noodles and some ketchup, she is caught by her boss who is instantly thrilled to be paired up with a zombie at work.
Now is when things get interesting-ish: When she eats someone´s brains, she starts having visions of the memories of those she ate; therefore, she can become sort of a psychic and help detective Babineaux solve crimes.
Maybe being it a pilot the show had to introduce us to a lot of new stuff and felt a bit overdoing it; but the premise seems like it could find its footing and become a staple in The CW´s programming. So far so good. What do you think? Have you watched iZombie? Let me know your thoughts. Also, follow me on Twitter for more scoop.