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iZombie episode 2 review: Brother, Can You Spare A Brain?

10 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rose McIver shines as Liv in a solid, confident and exciting follow-up to iZombie's pilot episode...

This review contains spoilers.

1.2 Brother, Can You Spare A Brain?

Second episodes are always a bit tricky, especially in the soapy-procedural bracket iZombie belongs to, but re-establishing the premise doesn’t always have to be a drag. There are characters we’ve already met, a structure we’ve been introduced to and relationships stuck in one place by necessity but, as the show has proven with Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?, it can build on the foundation, rather than simply re-explain.

Hence Blaine (David Anders), a fellow zombie and someone who appears to be the series' first ongoing villain. He’s great for a number of very clear reasons, and he dominates episode two with snark, charm and menace that sets us up nicely for whatever shenanigans he plans to get up to »

- louisamellor

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iZombie episode 1 review: Pilot

19 March 2015 8:11 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

An undead, much more sharply written Tru Calling from the creator of Veronica Mars? Sign us up for The CW's latest series, iZombie...

This review contains spoilers.

1.1 Pilot

Zombies, like most other fictional monsters in popular culture, are often best when used as metaphors for recognisable human things. It’s why teen shows have been so quick to adopt a fantasy angle ever since Buffy The Vampire Slayer introduced the ‘high school is hell’ theme back in the late 90s.

Now, though, the trendy thing is to have your protagonist be the monster, and iZombie – Rob Thomas’ latest – sees the zombie sub-genre finally reach that crucial point in its cycle.

Our set-up is this – promising, over-achieving doctor Liv (Rose McIver) goes to a boat party that happens to be hit by a sudden zombie outbreak. She wakes up in a body-bag, realises she’s (un)dead, and we then pick »

- louisamellor

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TV Review: ‘iZombie’

12 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

With all the angst-ridden teen vampires invited into our homes, zombies were perhaps deserving of equal time among the panoply of misunderstood monsters. Yet CW’s adaptation of the Vertigo comic “iZombie” pretty quickly starts to stumble from promising toward stale, basically turning its undead heroine into a youthful crime-solver — “Veronica Mars” with an inordinately pale complexion. Although the producer of that earlier series, Rob Thomas, is also at the tiller here, the more direct comparison might be “Tru Calling.” If so, then despite CW’s thus far blessed season, and a baked-in appetite among fans, “iZombie” would be just another dead show walking.

Lest anyone (Ok, almost everyone) forget, “Tru Calling” was the short-lived Fox vehicle for Eliza Dushku, who played a young woman working in a morgue, using her odd gift — reliving the previous day — to save people. Here, in “You are who you eat” fashion, Liv (Rose McIver), like any good zombie, »

- Brian Lowry

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