iZombie: Season 1 Reviews

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October 18, 2017
iZombie is a delightfully ironic take on the horror genre. While as a police procedural it's far more Veronica Mars than Rookie Blues.
October 18, 2017
Show creator Rob Thomas' touch on iZombie is a marriage of his tenacious super-sleuth Veronica Mars and his irrepressible love god Cupid (remember that 2009 Jeremy Piven gem?) with just the right mix of sleuthing and snogging.
November 4, 2015
There's never been a series quite like this one: a self-mocking mash-up of zombie thriller, detective show and single-girl-in-the-city comedy.
November 4, 2015
In the '90s, we had Buffy. In the aughts, we had Veronica Mars. Now, we have the brain-eating, crime-solving doctor Liv Moore of iZombie.
June 2, 2015
The CW's Seattle neo-noir boasts plenty of both to please zombie aficionados, but it also proves that creators - in this case the Veronica Mars team of Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright - needn't go "grimdark" to be urgently existential.
March 18, 2015
FINALLY, a zombie we like. In a show that's very easy to like.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 18, 2015
It even uses comic-book-style illustrations and graphics at the start of some scenes. But one can enjoy this show without channeling one's inner fanboy.
March 18, 2015
McIver is a great, unlikely heroine. You'll immediately be rooting for her.
March 18, 2015
The pop culture universe might not need another zombie story, but I'm glad it's got this one all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 18, 2015
The show has a nice sense of detail and a comic puckishness that every zombie police procedural needs.
March 18, 2015
iZombie is relatively light on gore but not light on action. With its deft mix of humor, heart and, well, brains, this new series could work for both the CW set and the CBS crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 18, 2015
iZombie, like Fox's apoca-com The Last Man on Earth, saves itself from clich-mageddon with an atmosphere of levity and a script that never takes itself too seriously.
March 17, 2015
iZombie, brought to weekly TV by Veronica Mars maestro Rob Thomas, succeeds in being both tongue-in-cheek and food for thought. Taking things too seriously wouldn't turn the trick.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 17, 2015
Two words you don't normally find in the same sentence: "zombie" and "delightful."
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 17, 2015
I say wait until the first season is over to see if things get more magical, both literally and figuratively.
March 17, 2015
[The] dramedy ... proves there are still some clever ideas to be had about the walking dead.
March 17, 2015
iZombie is full of the quick-witted banter with a side of overwhelming darkness that Veronica Mars was lauded for, amplified against a supernatural backdrop.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 17, 2015
There's a lot crammed in here, and yet the show feels poppy and nimble.
March 16, 2015
In a TV universe that leans to the grim, there's a nice, light approach at work here.
March 16, 2015
So far, so good; in many ways, "iZombie" echoes its noir predecessor, "Veronica Mars," right down to the tiny (hoodied) protagonist who frequently provides wry narration.
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