iZombie premiered the other night and I have to say I love it. Sure, I should be cautiously optimistic. I mean I love the dude’s stuff, but it does have the tendency to get cancelled before its time. However. I have thrown caution to the wind at this point.
iZombie is based on the comic book written by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred and about Liv Moore (played by Rose McIver), a young medical resident who gets infected and becomes a zombie. She gives up her medical career and becomes a coroner’s assistant so she can have access to food. Food in this case being brains. Brains with noodles in fact. I know. Gross. But who am I to judge what’s gross? You should see the stuff that has been coming out of my sinuses. Or rather you shouldn’t since it’s like something out of a Science fiction movie? And yes, am on antibiotics thankyouverymuch.
But I digress. If Liv doesn’t eat she gets dumber. If she does eat regularly she gets flashes of memories from the people whose brains she has eaten. Which comes in handy in murder investigations. She teams up with a homicide detective Clive Babinaux (played by Malcolm Goodwin) to help him solve cases. Liv and her boss Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti (played by Rahul Kohli) tell Clive Liv is psychic to explain how she knows the stuff she knows about the victims.
iZombie – watch it and love it! If you don’t, come back here and call me a silly cow.
so. Have been mainlining House of Cards since yesterday evening. Some random observations after the cut (because obvs don’t want to spoil anything for people like myself who haven’t managed to gulp it all down in one sitting).
so. Shonda Rhimes has got me again. With her How to Get Away with Murder. Yes, I know she is just the producer and Peter Nowalk is the dude behind the show, but this has Shonda’s fingers all. over. it.
It’s ridiculous. Absolutely bloody ridiculous. ALL the cliffhangers. I mean – come on! And ALL the flash forwards. And ALL the smart interns who will stop at nothing to win that damn trophy. And then there is Annalise Keating. Who is scarily brilliant at her job and never loses, but her personal life is a bit of a mess. What with the cheating husband and the now ex detective boyfriend and the crying and the pleading and whathaveyou. And then there are all these other characters and it’s kinda hard to keep track of them all… and… and…
The thing is all of Shonda’s shows start like that. Remember Grey’s back in the day. Remember Scandal.
In the beginning I’m all like this bastards and bishes all be crazy and what the what is going on. And then a couple of episodes in I realize I’m hooked and I can’t stop watching. *sigh*
See, Shonda knows. Shonda knows how to get us hooked. Resistance is futile.