“I, Zombie” infects TV screens

Samantha Huff

Imagine a flesh-eating zombie inhabiting the city of Seattle. Imagine attending a party in which the zombie is a guest, and then getting attacked by him. And worst of all, imagine getting transformed into a zombie. This was a nightmare come true for medical student Liv Moore. In I, Zombie, Liv Moore (Rose McIver) has her entire life planned out and her dreams within her reach. She is earning her medical degree and has a handsome fiancé (Robert Buckley), and lives happily with her roommate (Peyton Charles) as she prepares for her upcoming marriage.

Liv’s life is turned upside down one night when she attends a party that just happened to also have a zombie attending it as well. The party turns into the zombie’s (David Anders) feeding ground, and Liv’s arm is badly scratched in an altercation with the zombie. Liv dies, but then is reborn as a zombie. She finds that to maintain her humanity, she must eat human brains.

In order to move forward with her life, she breaks up with her fiancée, and gets a job at the Seattle coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she needs. She befriends the good doctor Ravi Chakrabarti (Rahul Kohli), and he becomes the only person to know about Liv’s secret brain-eating habits. Liv soon finds out that when she eats the brains of the corpses, she gains their former abilities and memories. This in turn helps her assist in the investigations of their murders.

These scores are my ratings of the specifics of the T.V. show: Special effects: rated 5 out of 5. Music: 4 out of 5. Costume design: 4 out of 5. Lighting: 4 out of 5.Quality of acting: 5 out of 5. Quality of sound: 5 out of 5.The best scenes in the episode: When Liv goes to the party which the zombie is attending, and when Liv gets her job at the coroner’s office. Scenes that were not so good: When Liv is transformed into a zombie, and when Liv breaks up with Major.

Some outstanding individual performances included Rose McIver as Liv Moore. Her character adds a dose of wry humor and fun to a very unearthly and unfortunate situation. The actor Rahul Kohli plays as Dr. Ravi. His performance as the shocked and bothered, yet kind and understanding friend of Liv is very heartfelt and humorous. Blaine DeBeers, played by the actor David Anders. His performance as a mad, ravenous zombie with an utterly hopeless and unhappy outlook on his newly undead world is sarcastic and slightly perplexing as to keep people guessing about his motive.

Some performances that were displeasing included Malcolm Goodwin as Detective Clive Babineaux. His performance was very stubborn and arrogant overall, and Robert Buckley as Major Lilywhite. His role as the classically handsome and recently hurt and broken-hearted boyfriend was cliché and very childish.

I would sincerely say that this show and all of its aspects are very believable, even though they are very out-of-this-world and abstract. The idea of zombies being real could be intriguing to some, and terrifying to others. The believability of this show is all dependent upon who is watching it.

I would most honestly recommend this television show to anyone who enjoys a good thrill, or to anyone who enjoys a heart-thumping, adrenaline-pumping adventure, with slight gore and suspense included. To anyone who enjoys these things, this show is a definite must-watch.