I am now recapping iZombie for The Nerds of Color! (Making that 3 recaps a week, plus occasional 4ths (there may be a Game of Thrones recap in my future), plus a 5th nostalgia recap I should be doing for another blog but haven’t started yet, plus TV MVPs at the end of the week for Just About Write… Someone will hire me to do this full-time eventually right?)
NOC is recapping iZombie! Here’s a bit of background on the show before we dive in to this week’s episode.
iZombie is The CW’s newest series. Based on the DC comic book of the same name, it tells the story of Olivia Moore (she goes by Liv. Liv Moore), a former heart surgeon, who went to a boat party that went badly. The boat was attacked by some dudes on an experimental drug and she was swiped in the arm on the way over the side of the boat. She wakes up with white hair and an intense craving for BRAAAINNS.
So far, I’ve been enjoying the show. It reminds me of three other shows:
Veronica Mars — Clearly this is the strongest and most obvious. Both shows were run by Rob Thomas and Liv’s pale shoulder length locks and her snarkiness are very reminiscent of Veronica Mars’ style.
Chuck — Liv’s Skill of the Week reminds me of the show Chuck where the lead character downloaded the Intersect 2.0 which gave him new temporary skills as the plot demanded.
Pushing Daisies— A supernatural detective using skills related to death to find out how someone was murdered? A live man and a dead girl can’t touch for fear of something bad happening? One brown man who knows crime fighter’s secret? Too bad Washington’s dreary rain is the opposite of Couer d’Couers.
Of course I'm going to watch The Flash, who do you think I am? Helps that I'm obsessed with Arrow and there are a couple of crossovers already in the works. The CW is getting a lot of my viewership this fall.
Gotham started off with a strong pilot, even better aesthetics, and with a sneak peak at Gotham villains old and new. It'll be fun to delve into this seedy world; how much farther can Gotham fall before needing the Batman?