DC Television Open Forum: iZombie written by Robert Reineke March 17, 2015 We have our final comic book series premiere of the 2014-2015 television season with the unveiling of iZombie, loosely based on the Vertigo Comics series. Early reviews have been kind, but the proof is in the watching. Comparisons have been more along the lines of VERONICA MARS than THE WALKING DEAD. Perhaps that’s for the best as a zombie apocalypse show would be both derivative and would require too much taming down for the CW. Besides, there are other types of zombie tropes to play around with. iZombie would seem to create something of a dilemma with an air time directly opposite AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. There also might be some overlap in Joss Whedon’s fanbase, which most likely makes up a good part of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.’s fanbase, and the presumed target audience. But, that’s what DVRs are for. We’ll, of course, want to read your thoughts. It’s not everyday that a new show premieres after all. Open Forum: iZombie was last modified: February 20th, 2016 by Robert Reineke Related iZombie 4 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Robert Reineke previous post MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL Serves Justice By Day, Delivers It By Night next post Hot Toys Introduces Black Widow From MARVEL’S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON You may also like CONSTANTINE, THE FLASH, and IZOMBIE All Get... May 8, 2014 NBC Rolls Out Second Trailer for CONSTANTINE,... June 10, 2014 Weekly Ratings Roundup: February 14 to 20,... February 21, 2016 ARROW and THE FLASH Renewed January 11, 2015 THE FLASH & ARROW Premiere Dates Set June 25, 2014 Weekly Ratings Roundup: March 27 to April... April 4, 2016 LUCIFER Picked Up for Pilot by Fox February 20, 2015 Weekly Ratings Roundup: February 21 to 27,... February 28, 2016 SYFY and David Goyer Developing KRYPTON Series December 9, 2014 Weekly Ratings Roundup: April 3 to 9,... April 10, 2016 Robert Reineke If you crossed Buffy and Veronica Mars together, you’d probably get something a lot like this. I hope that it’s not a procedural every week, but I thought the pilot was pretty fun and witty and certainly the show knows precisely what it’s about. Whether that’s repeatable on a weekly basis is an open question, but it’s a good, well conceived pilot and the show seems to have its identity figured out mostly. Michael Lalaian I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet, but how gross is the show? I ask only because that will determine if I get to watch this with my significant other or not. We got about two minutes into Constantine, but between the electroshock therapy and the cockroaches crawling up walls, that was the last of that show. I may have to end up watching this one on my own 😛 Robert Reineke Not very. There’s some brain munching, but nicely prepared, and that’s about it. Buffy is a good comparison. MrDean245 . Early days, but enjoyed the pilot, I thought that the 3 main characters were good, i thought the comic book fade ins and outs were a nice touch, all in all an encouraging start, and another solid comic based tv show to add to Flash, Arrow and Constantine.