TV Club: iZombie: “Pilot”

Let’s deal with the giant, undead elephant in the room right out of the gate: The world doesn’t need another zombie thing. It would be very easy to cynically dismiss iZombie on these grounds and move on with your life, except for one thing: the show is actually a lot of fun. Just because it doesn’t need to exist doesn’t mean it shouldn’t, right? Just ask those eternal optimists at Jurassic Park!

In all seriousness, iZombie—adapted by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright from the comic of the same name (but different capitalization)—doesn’t need to exist in this pop culture universe saturated with zombie other stories, and that’s maybe why it works. This isn’t a story about surviving a brutal zombie apocalypse, or a story about a zombie apocalypse at all; it’s the story of one girl whose life is …

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