What's Worth Watching: iZombie's Brainy Baddie

Rob Moynihan
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iZombie Episode 2

iZombie, "Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?" (Tuesday, March 24, 9/8c, The CW)

How does one cope with being turned into a zombie? If you're Liv (Rose McIver), you find a job at the local morgue to satiate your brain craving and aid law enforcement in solving various murder cases. However, if you're bad boy drug dealer Blaine DeBeers (Alias alum David Anders), you might have more questionable ethics. Tonight, Blaine and Liv finally meet for the first time after the boat party gone wrong that turned them both whiter shades of pale. Anders steals every scene as the mischievous and duplicitous Blaine, chewing as much scenery as he is brains, and we quickly discover Blaine's ultimate agenda could result in a zombie army dead set on overrunning the town. But don't expect slow-shuffling rotten corpses a la The Walking Dead. The CW's new dramedy looks to the lighter side of the zombie genre, like the film Warm Bodies, for inspiration. There is definitely life in these undead.