iZombie Season 1 Review

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Brain appétit! The first season of iZombie arrives on DVD October 17.

The new hit series stars Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time, Masters of Sex), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Rahul Kohli (Eastenders), Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill) and David Anders (Once Upon a Time, The Vampire Diaries).  The 3-disc DVD set includes all 13 episodes from the first season, plus deleted scenes and Comic-Con panel.

iZOMBIE stars Rose McIver as Olivia “Liv” Moore, a medical resident on the fast track to a perfect life … until she’s turned into a zombie. Now stuck between half-alive and undead, Liv transfers to the city morgue to reluctantly access the only thing that allows her to maintain her humanity — human brains. But there are side effects to Liv’s new diet. With each brain she consumes, she experiences flashes of the corpse’s memories — including, at times, clues as to how they were killed. Her boss, a brilliant but eccentric conspiracy theorist, encourages her to embrace this gift and to work with an unproven homicide detective to help solve these murders … and quiet the voices in her head.

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iZombie based off the popular comic is probably the best original show I can remember in recent times. The way the scenes are weaved within comic pages, the likeable characters, the simple set-up of case by case episodes that intertwine a progressive storyline that gets more dark and less self centered as the episodes carry on. The humour mixed with the interesting way the show portrays Liv as she eats her latest brain and takes on a whole new personality that allows her zombie super-powers to trace the various killers.

The show offers a fresh take on the zombie character. Live is talking, and as normal as any other human albeit a little pale and with a questionable appetite. No other show or movie has brought such humanity to a zombie character let alone made them a positive character wanting to do good in society. If Wonder-woman, Superwoman or Batgirl were ever zombies, no doubt they would be Liv in disguise.

A wonderful TV show that I had never heard of until I got the email asking for a review, and boy am I glad they messaged. Wonderful performances packed with a Horror-comedy element makes iZombie a must watch this Halloween.

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