‘iZombie’ Review: ‘It’s Actually a Lot of Fun’
The newest zombie-themed series from The CW, “iZombie,” premiered on Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. With an intriguing title (imagine iPhone and iPad) and a pop culture phenomenon theme, a lot of zombie fans are surely expecting some good stuff on this DC Comics’ masterpiece. Read on to know some popular reviews about this show.
Alan Sepinwall from HitFix wrote that Rose McIver is a strong actress to play the central zombie character Liv Moore. According to the critic, Liv exploring her new abilities with brains is a spectacle to watch. Sepinwall added that Robert Buckley, who plays the role of Liv’s ex-fiance named Major, needs some more character development. He admitted that the fourth episode sent for critics to write about is his least favorite. He concluded that “there’s clearly good raw material” going on in the series and McIver is really a star.
Same thing goes with Carrie Raisler of the A.V. Club when she stated that “[iZombie] is actually a lot of fun.” She finds the plot unique despite the overused theme. She explained that the show is not like the usual zombie apocalypse and its hero or heroes. She also appreciates the humor that comes with the seemingly dark story. Like Sepinwall’s review, Raisler also praised McIver’s performance and suggests more back story about Liv and Major’s past relationship. She concluded that her cynicism for another zombie series was changed after watching a fun and adventurous series.
Lastly, Collider’s Allison Keene has a similar review with Sepinwall and Raisler. She also mentioned the show being humorous. However, she added that the show “can’t seem to quite raise the material to anything livelier.” She stated that she anticipates for “a meatier second course.”
“iZombie” focuses on the story of Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver) who turns into a zombie. Despite her new condition, she preserves her humanity by eating brains at a Coroner’s Office. She eventually realizes that she has the power to inherit the memories from the brains, which helps her solve deaths with the help of a medical examiner and a detective.
“iZombie” airs every Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. on The CW.
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