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If you put DC Comics, Veronica Mars and the Walking Dead in a pot and stirred, iZombie would magically appear. Complete with funny, witty dialogue, iZombie is easy but compelling watching even if the undead is usually not your thing.

Medical student Liv Moore attends a boat party and gets herself ‘scratched' resulting in her turning into a zombie. Clearly her new secret life takes a huge turn so she ditches her career and her fiancee, discovers she doesn't really have an appetite for brains but decides she needs to do something radical to stop herself from slowly becoming a total recluse. Off to the Medical Examiners office she goes for a job where instead of killing people for brains (much needed to stay relatively humanish) she opts to sample the delights of the already dead.

This in turn leads to a revelation that she gets visions of the dead person/victims lives and, in a turning lemons into lemonade kind of way, she begins to help Police Detective Clive Babineaux to solve crimes. She is ably assisted by her boss at the morgue, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti (Rahul Kohli)who, fascinated by her condition, sets about trying to find her a cure. So that's the premise of iZombie and actually as contrived as it sounds, it's really really good and season 1 (13 episodes), 2 (19 episodes) and 3 (13 episodes) are very bingeable. Season four is a bit meh but by then you'll be quite invested in the going's on in Liv's life so you may be able to forgive the turn the show takes.

iZombie is created by Rob Thomas of Veronica Mars fame and it has the same quirky, quick-witted style of dialogue, some of the same actors pop up and of course it's about crime solving so while it's not identical, if you liked one, you'll like the other. It is a loose adaptation of the comic book series of the same name which was published by DC Comics and has just recently been given the green light for Season 5 so plenty of episodes to keep you entertained.

If you enjoy iZombie, you may like the darker fantasy drama, The Innocents which is taking Netflix by storm.


  • Bingeable
  • Witty dialogue
  • Funny


  • Season 4


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