Solving crimes, one brain at a time.
From the creator of Veronica Mars comes a new show, based on a comic, about a zombie girl who is just trying to survive in the living world.
A medical student who becomes a zombie joins a Coroner’s Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. Doing that has a side effect, she gains visions, and personality traits, of the person whos brain she eats. Now, with help from the medical examiner and a police detective, she uses her abilities to solve their deaths.
It’s been awhile since I’ve watched a new show, I’m clearly slacking. iZombie was a show that I went into thinking, ‘This is going to be stupid, but I feel as if I need to check it out anyway.’, My lack of excitement for it is probably why it has taken me a couple of weeks to get around to watching it.
So, going into it with that mind set you can imagine my surprise when I immediately liked it. This isn’t your typical zombie show, like The Walking Dead, which features a zombie apocalypse, and tons of blood, gore, and zombies eating people. Instead, this show is about a med student who went to a party on a boat, where a random zombie outbreak occurred. After she is infected she leaves the hospital to work at a morgue, which gives her easy access to her new special diet, and gains her an understanding ally. Then her visions, which successfully help solve a murder, gain her the trust of a police detective. And because she fears infecting anyone else, she breaks it off with her fiance, and distances herself as much as possible from her family.
iZombie has a light tone, with quirky, likable characters. It’s an interesting mix of horror, medical & crime dramedy television. If you’re a Veronica Mars fan you should definitely enjoy this new series.