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‘iZombie’ Is At Its Best When Poking Fun At The Genre It So Clearly Reveres

iZombie is easily one of my favorite shows on TV. It’s just so much fun – how can anyone not love it? I discuss it in a new article for Decider.

Here’s an excerpt:

What’s so refreshing about iZombie is its insistence at poking fun of the genre it so clearly reveres. Showrunner Rob Thomas (Veronica MarsParty Down) isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel here; he’s just using it a little differently to move in a different direction and explore new territory. The general conditions are the same: if you’re attacked by a zombie, you become one, and once infected, you have an irresistible desire to eat brains. From there, the show makes up its own rules. For one, becoming a zombie doesn’t automatically mean stalking the street in a stupor, eyes red and teeth gnashing. In fact, so long as the zombies have regular brains to eat, they’re pretty much their old selves. The major difference in the iZombie world forms the crux of the show and is what makes it so damn irresistible: zombies temporarily take on the personalities and mannerisms of the brains they eat. The results, as you can imagine, are always a delight.

Read the full article over at Decider.


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