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When it premiered a few years ago I Zombie became the CW’s underground hit. While not bringing in ratings like Arrow or Flash, the show is well received by fans and critics alike, and has developed a large cult following among the teenage and horror crowd. For those unfamiliar it’s the story of Liv, a young woman who is scratched by a zombie on a boat party and because of this she must feed on human brains at least once a month to survive. As she appears normal she does what any person in her situation would do. She gets a job at the local county examiner office so she can have access to brains. Only problem is when she eats a brain she absorbs memories. She passes herself off as a psychic and begins helping the police solve various crimes.
As we start season 3 off we are dealing with The Fillmore-Graves Company run by Vivian Stoll. It’s a military division that are trying to cover up zombie existence. The company itself is comprised of mostly zombies, who are learning to defend themselves when the humans find out of their existence. Sadly there is another group that we learn about that are Anti-zombie militants who plan to capture a zombie to turn it evil. With various twists and turns the focal point becomes the two companies working together (under nefarious purposes) to maintain order between humans and zombies.
Although it features a linear story arc the series still has a standard weekly story. One of the best was when Liv eats a dominatrix’s brain after she is found dead in her dungeon strangles by her own pleasure whip. Or the case of the Internet Daredevil who never dies, well until he dies that is. Yes, the story’s are a bit far fetched to say the least, then again your dealing with zombie detectives, but its still probably the most original show on tv.
Unlike the Walking Dead which uses the same tried and true manor of presenting zombies as mindless brain eating monsters zombies on this show are presented as essentially normal people. If you have never watched it before the best comparison I can give it would be Veronica Mars with zombies. Or better yet, if Veronica Mars was a zombie.
Rose McIver shines in her lead role as Liv. Its no surprise she is not only the lead but the most popular character on the show. Her performance is enough reason to watch the show. Her portrayal of a human turned zombie is presented with not only humor but a weird type of compassion as well. She conveys everything perfectly. I really cant stress enough how well she does in this series.
Season 3 is now out on DVD from Warner Brothers. It’s a tad short at only 13 episodes but a fun watch none the less. I would recommend going back and watching the first two seasons as this one is not a good jumping on point for new viewers. But if your caught up this is a great one to binge watch.
Overall 3out of 5 Stars