Though today might be PiercingMetal’s 12th Anniversary, it’s still business as usual here at the Metal Media Command HQ because resting on ones laurels is not something there is any time for. Not when there is a whole lot of music coming our way and season premieres such as the third time around for The CW Network’s “iZombie”. The series premiere for the new season begins tonight on The CW. Check your own local listings for times.
The Premise: Seattle medical resident Olivia “Liv” Moore is turned into a zombie while attending a boat party. She abandons her career and breaks up with her fiancé, much to the disappointment and puzzlement of her family. She discovers that if she does not periodically satisfy her new appetite for brains, she starts turning into a stereotypical zombie, stupid and homicidal. Instead of feeding by killing innocent people, Liv decides to take a job at the King County morgue and eat the brains of the corpses she autopsies. Her secret is guessed by her boss, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti. Ravi soon becomes Liv’s friend and confidant, and as a scientist, he is intrigued by her condition. Liv finds out that whenever she eats a dead person’s brain, she temporarily inherits some of their personality traits and experiences flashbacks of their life. Those visions are generally triggered by sights (events or objects) or sounds (repeated sentences). In the case of murder victims, the flashbacks offer clues about their killers. Liv decides to use this new ability to help Police Detective Clive Babineaux solve the crimes, passing herself off as a psychic, Meanwhile, Ravi works to develop a cure for Liv’s affliction, in the hope that one day she will be able to resume her former life. (thanks Wiki).
Rose McIver as Olivia “Liv” Moore
Malcolm Goodwin as Clive Babineaux
Rahul Kohli as Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti
Robert Buckley as Major Lilywhite
David Anders as Blaine “DeBeers” McDonough
Aly Michalka as Peyton Charles
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Since this series began, I still haven’t managed to read any of the comic book series but friends who have been following the series for any length of time said that the show is a wide divergence so that’s pretty cool by me. It lets me continue on with this without the fear of feeling like I am missing out. That said I am really enjoying the program and find it to be some quirky fun. The zombies are far different from the walkers we’ve come to fear on “The Walking Dead” but they do have similar appetites when they are not fed in time. Perhaps some of the goings on in this show are what led to the post apocalyptic scenario on that show in the first place. Hmmmm, sorry I am thinking like a comic book crossover conspiracy theorist. Have you been watching this one and are you still with it? Let me know down in the comments.
Official Series Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IZombie_(TV_series)