Hold on there, Geekateers! How can we let Zombie Awareness Month go by without mentioning my favorite, and the cutest, of all zombies, Olivia “Liv” Moore from the CW’s iZombie? Death is not the handicap it use to be, but it does force Liv to leave a promising medical career to get a job in the King County morgue. There, she can get all the brains she can eat while her boss and only confidant, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, tries to find a cure for her zombieness.
Liv is a good zombie, the same way Angel was a good vampire. When she eats a murder victim’s brain, she gets visions of their lives. She uses these visions as clues to figure out how the victim was murdered. She then shares these visions with Detective Clive Babineaux, who doesn’t know she’s a zombie, but thinks she’s a psychic. She also takes on traits of the person whose brain she eats. This is sometimes good and sometimes bad.
There are other pitfalls to being a zombie as well: when she became one, she broke off her engagement to Major Lilywhite. She still loves Major, but she doesn’t want to infect him and turn him into a zombie…and she hasn’t told him about what she is. Between you and me? If I was Major, I’d undie for her.
Of course, just like there are good zombies, such as Liv, there are also bad zombies. One such animal is Blaine “The Candy Man” Debeers, who kills homeless teens and sells their brains to other zombies. With only two episodes left to go, a big showdown is about to happen…and I can’t wait!
I’m not into this whole zombie thing, but I do enjoy this show, which has been renewed for a second season. If you would like to learn more about the zombie lifestyle–or just more about iZombie, check out Wikipedia for more information.
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