Speaking of “discovering things” (mentioned in my last post, about being diagnosed with RRMS): a little while ago, I was poking around IMDb in search of zombie related stuff to watch now that The Walking Dead has gone on to its Summer hiatus – or, as it has become known as via Supernatural‘s ditto; Hellatus – and found something… Well, very different. The only common denominator is that both shows features zombies. And are shows…
Again, very different zombies.
The show I’m referring to is called iZombie and centers around Liv, whom, due to unforeseeable events, was turned into a zombie while on a party boat. I know, bummer, right? You go to a party on a boat and there’s an outbreak of zombiism. Who’d’ve thought it?
Liv, portrayed by the pale beauty Rose McIver, does what any self-conscious-with-a-conscience-zombie-with-a-medical-degree would do, and gets herself a job at the morgue.
(It’s an all-you-can-eat-buffet, isn’t it? I mean, if you’re, literally, into brainfood. I don’t care if you think that was an inappropriate pun, it was a good one.)
Anyway, the show’s hilarious! And I honestly never thought I’d hear myself say so with such elation! I mean, I have issues with zombies with minimal thinking capacity (which is one of several reasons why I utterly loathe Land of the Dead), and the so called neo-zombies of 28 Days Later (I’m not even sure that they’re ever referred to as “zombies”, because I’ve never been able to make it through the entire movie – almost, but not quite). Technically, I’m not even a fan of zombies who bleed – since they shouldn’t be able to, since they’re dead, meaning no heartbeat, meaning no blood circulation, meaning no blood splatter. This I have come to accept because it is a MAJOR effect and is used wisely in The Walking Dead.
But iZombie succeeds where others have failed (not counting Dead Snow, because I actually like both it and its sequel), especially since I think it brings something entirely new to the table full of pureed neural tissue.
Being a zombie, Liv does have to eat braaaaaains (her vocabulary does consists of more than “braaaaaaains” and different moan-noises), and here’s part of what makes the show special; when eating a brain, Liv “takes on” personality traits of the victim (remember that I said that she works in a morgue!); some… “better” than others.
So, in conclusion: watch it, love it, get addicted!