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Why You Have To Start Watching "iZombie" Right Now

Don't you go giving me that "I'm just not into zombies" excuse.

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It's from the creative minds behind Veronica Mars, and it's got the verbal kick to prove it.

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Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas and executive producer Diane Ruggiero-Wright carried a healthy heaping of Veronica's pluck to this new show. Just how we like it.

It's really not like the other zombie shows on TV, so chances are you'll like it whether zombies are your thing or not.

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There are zombies, yes, that is a part of this whole deal. But I don't want to hear the "I just don't like zombie things!" excuse one more time unless you have genuine issues that make watching zombie things bad for you. This ain't The Walking Dead.

This show is a lot of different things. "A show starring a zombie" is just one of those things.

In fact, it's kind of like if Veronica Mars, Pushing Daisies, and Wonderfalls had a zombie baby.

A hint of darkness, a lot of humor — and a spunky heroine just trying to navigate the particular set of baggage life has thrown at her. More earnest than Veronica, and definitely a few shades darker than Ned the Piemaker. Liv's her own, but she'll probably remind you of a few others you've loved in the past.


For real, the show's concept leads to some pretty interesting scenarios.

I can't even begin to explain what's happening in that gif up there, you just have to see it for yourself.

This is the most fun, quippy, and earnest a zombie show has ever gotten.

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It's closer to Warm Bodies than The Walking Dead. This is not a part of zombie mythology that's been heavily explored — it's a realm of mixing and remixing, and so far it is delightful.

Her boss/friend is searching for a zombie cure, and she's trying to figure out how to keep living a human life while technically being dead.

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And hey, aren't all of us just trying to figure out how to live a human life?


And it's got guest stars that multiple fandoms should most definitely be drooling over.

Merlin's Bradley James has a memorable arc. And Veronica Mars alums are all over the place, including Ryan Hansen (who played Dick Casablancas), Percy Daggs III (the former/forever Wallace Fennel), and Daran Norris (Cliff McCormack). Something tells me that's just the beginning.

It's getting better and better as it goes on.

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This is a show that had me from the pilot, but the ensuing episodes have built up this series' world one step at a time — setting up big plots for the future, getting us invested in previously tertiary characters, and generally raising the stakes in a big way. Join up with this show now before it's running laps around everything else with zombies in it.


It's our responsibility to make sure this fandom blossoms, because this cast and these creators deserve it.


And this show is just begging for more fandom action like what Veronica Mars and The Walking Dead have.

It's about time someone picked up on the subtext. Well done. #RaJor

There are definitely already fans, and there's already a small and beautiful fandom out there for this show. But I think we can make this even bigger and more raucous and even more fun. We've got all summer to amp this up. Let's get on it. I want to see so many more GIF sets, headcanons, and fan art by next season.


Happy watching!

Please be mindful of your spoilers in the comments.