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Demon Chas08    295

Bleh indeed since the CW's straying from the material altogether to woo back the Veronica Mars viewers they lost after cancelling it seven years ago.

 

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/07/26/izombie-less-noir-than-veronica-mars-sdccs-izombie-panel/

 

There's a sense that the new series from Rob Thomas is ?Veronica Mars as a zombie? ? and Thomas isn't necessarily discouraging the comparison. ?Tonally, we live in that world,? he says of himself and executive producer Diane Ruggiero-Wright. And the similarities are plentiful. Young, disenfranchised, female protagonist, narrating her story in voice over. Snappy dialogue, weekly mysteries, even a set piece at a party with drug use. But according to Ruggiero-Wright, iZombie is less noir than Veronica Mars, and iZombie's Liv is less snarky than Veronica ? and less misanthropic, Thomas adds.

 

For those unfamiliar with the iZombie premise (loosely based on the comic of the same name), it's the story of Olivia "Liv" Moore, who has an unfortunate run in with zombies at a party and finds herself trying to navigate her new, undead life. She takes a job at a morgue to keep herself in brains, and soon discovers that ingesting a brain briefly gives her access to the memories (and perhaps some of the more extreme tendencies) of the brain's previous owner ? an ability which just happens to come in handy when a police office comes to the morgue looking for clues in a presumed suicide case.

 

Thomas and Ruggiero-Wright recounted how the CW came to them with the original comic in hand and the idea of creating ?the next great female role?. The show keeps the basic premise of the comic, but has made a fair amount of changes in the details ? new names and occupations for some characters, for one. And unlike the comic, zombies will be the sole supernatural element to the television show. That means no vampires, no were-terriers, and as of yet no mention of the concept of oversouls and undersouls that underpins the mythology of the comic. Some of these changes were geared towards making the format work better for TV, allowing for a mystery-of-the-week set up combined with season-long arcs related to Liv's zombie ?condition?.

 

While the entire pilot was originally supposed to screen at Comic Con, only a portion was shown, due to last minute recasting that necessitated reshoots before the pilot could be finished. But from what was screened, the show does seem to have promise ? especially for fans of Veronica Marswho might have enjoyed her return to the big screen earlier this year but wished for something a bit more surprising or new. As series star Rose McIverputs it, the show isn't so much about Liv being dead ? or undead, as it were ? it's about her having lost the life she once had, and working to find meaning and purpose in the new un-life she's been given. The loss part of that equation is very much Veronica Mars ? but where Veronica continually unravelled threads that led her back to the darker side of things, Liv seems perhaps poised to follow her trail of bread crumbs ? or brain stems ? towards a greater purpose, and, given her ability to channel the dead and her inability to die, maybe even a turn as a crime-solving zombie super hero.

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slinker    893

it doesn't completely suck. the girl playing the zombie is really cute and while the stories are simplistic, the overall arc is interesting.

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Demon Chas08    295

it doesn't completely suck. the girl playing the zombie is really cute and while the stories are simplistic, the overall arc is interesting.

Plus was a Power Ranger
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slinker    893

I'm coming around on it. 4 episodes in and i'll see to its end.

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slinker    893

well, get on it. i've stayed schtum about it too long!

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A. Heathen    1,125

Well, episode 7 is my favourite.

This is my favourite episode of iZombie.

Lots of cute rats.

Then 2 english guys discussing London football clubs & agreeing on Chelsea.

 

Apart from the baby.

No-one needs that.

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slinker    893

honestly, this show is my biggest surprise. i just knew i was going to hate it, and I never miss it now. it's silly (scratches? really? now red bull's competition is in the mix?) but it's fun TV.

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metanoia    69

It is totally Pushing Daisies meets Dead Like Me.

 

I watched episode one and wasn't really that bothered with watching anymore. The quote above has made me give it a second chance. I'm up to episode 4 and it's quite enjoyable.

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A. Heathen    1,125

episode 12 now (#13 in the bag for tomorrow)

What a delightful programme.

 

It's like they took a concept from a comic, decided how it could work on teleovision, and retained the best of both worlds.

 

Mexican hot cheerleader chocolate !

Yum.

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slinker    893

I've seen the finale and I proclaim it as the second or third best of the comic to tv shows of the past year. Better than Arrow, better than Agents of Shield. On par with Flash and Gotham (though I enjoyed it more than those two shows). Rose McIver really fit she role even though most of the other characters - except for Ravi who was a good character - were flatter, though with interesting aspects.

 

I look forward to next season. Ade, I believe you will enjoy the season finale. It has a wonderful cliffhanger ending, and the way these shows are produced, that's hardly a spoiler. They all have implied "to be continued" at their last episodes. Marvelous!

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A. Heathen    1,125

I could not resist and watched it now.

I really like the way the final two episodes ended with a sort of montage and loosening some ends while tying up others.

 

Has it been renewed?

Are are those fuckers determined to ruin all of american television.

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JohnMcMahon    562

Fashionably late to the party, just started watching this on Netflix and it's growing on me - see it's been renewed for a third season too.

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