BY KIMBERLY ROSE
For all lovers of drama, crime, and comics – CW series iZombie, from the creators of Veronica Mars, is calling your name and your Netflix queue. The zombie-based television series just ended its third season on June 27 and keeps getting better and better with its quirky humor, surprising turns and lovable characters. It is refreshing, unique television that so clearly deserves more recognition.
The show centers around Liv Moore, a normal medical intern in Seattle, Washington, until her life took a turn for the worst. Her simple adulthood with a fiancé and future plans changed when she was scratched by a zombie at a party gone wrong – turning her into a same brain-eating lifeless being. The show picks up five months after the scratch, where Moore is now a morgue assistant with a steady supply of (already dead) brains to keep her human and sane. And all without killing, but not without the drama. As she becomes able to trust friends and co-workers with her dreaded secret, she turns to her necessary habit of eating brains to help a detective in solving crimes. A side effect of eating brains is experiencing the deceased’s memories in forms of visions, habits, and abilities – all of which become helpful in solving homicide mysteries in the Seattle area (which just unknowingly gained a Zombie community).
The television adaption does not closely follow the comic book series, but there is no disappointment in the final product. The show has a refreshing take on the undead drama – from the heartbreak to the crimes, there’s a quirky feel to it all. The writing along with the actors playing the outrageous characters are to thank for that. The talent you can find on-screen includes Rose McIver, Robert Buckley, Rahul Kohli, Aly Michalka, David Anders, and Malcolm Goodwin.
Here’s to anticipating what’s to come in the fourth season, but until then – all three seasons can be streamed on Netflix.