iZombie

iZombie

Jordon Nuttall/The CW

Kate Murray, Visual Editor

The last TV show I really watched on the CW was a rip-off version of pokemon except with dinosaurs.  To be perfectly frank it was awful, but I kept watching it because I love dinosaurs, so I didn’t expect a whole lot from iZombie, the new CW show based on a DC comic.  I was not disappointed.

iZombie is passably written, with great actors and a pretty good grasp on reality, despite the fact that the main character is a zombie who solves crimes with zombie powers.  In episode three there were even discussions on antisocial personality disorder, though I am not knowledgeable enough to say whether or not it included accurate information, and the characters are all very nice. It’s definitely got a very low special effects budget, though, as is evidenced by the fact that the zombies are generally just people with apparently permanent black eyeshadow.  I think the brains are pretty accurate looking, but I’ve never actually seen a brain so who knows!

The main attractions of the show are that there is no demand for you to think, the main character is played by a very good actress, and there’s not an immediate reason to shun it completely.  There is no shown homophobia, it passes the bechdel test right away, and there are no messages that violence is okay if you’re the good guy.

So if you’re looking for the best TV show ever I suggest looking elsewhere(perhaps Star Trek: Voyager) but if you’re looking for a nice show to watch while you are sick, or just a TV show to watch at the end of the day to blow off some steam, I highly recommend iZombie.