Hey BZF bandits, this past week has seen the interwebs alight with much discussion around the CW's newest series iZombie. Despite popular belief, iZombie is not about a viral Apple app that turns all its users into tech savvy brain munching zombies. Rather, the series is based on the comic book of the same name which was released back in 2010.
I have often shared my thoughts on what has sometimes been called a saturation of zombie related content in film and television. The Walking Dead continues to go from strength to strength with a spinoff series due sometime this year, Z Nation has been green lit for a second season thanks to consistent ratings and Hollywood is constantly pumping out fresh zombie offerings on the silver screen.
The key here is whether or not iZombie can set itself aside from the competition while delivering an engaging story and characters we are intrigued by. So far this seems entirely possible with the original creative team behind Veronica Mars at the helm who are taking the story of an intern physician (Olivia Moore) who can hide her 'zombieness' by eating a stable supply of brains.
The twist with this show is that after Olivia has consumed some brains from her morgue buddies, she then experiences visions/memories of that particular person. On top of that, she also adopts some of their habits which ultimately helps her and her crime fighting friends solve the mysterious death of aforementioned morgue buddies.
I will admit that the initial write up of iZombie didn't really grab me but since it's premier the show is holding a 74% rating on Metacritic and is garnering positive reviews from critics and fans alike. Check out the trailer below and let your own brain decide:
Bite you later
Mr Vitamin G