May/2019

The CW Is Bringing Us ‘iZombie’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Feb 2nd, 2014

Jana B. here,

 

iZombie

 

I love network television in the fall. The big reason for that is the introduction of dozens of new pilots hopeful of being selected for series orders. One of the hottest networks is The CW. While still relatively young, The CW zeros in on the 18-34 age-demographic with proven success. Fresh story telling and unique scenarios are their calling cards. Hoping to join the ranks of such proven program favorites like ‘Supernatural‘, ‘The Vampire Diaries‘ and ‘Smallville‘ are several projects.

 

 

One of the most hyped projects comes from the creative minds of Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero, A dramatic formulation of the DC comic, ‘iZombie‘. Thomas brought us ‘Veronica Mars‘ and is also working on the spinoff digital series that the network will carry. ‘iZombie‘ features characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. The quick synopsis is this, a med-student-turned-zombie gets a job with the coroner’s office to secure access to the brains she must consume to maintain her humanity. However, with each brain, she inherits the corpse’s memories. Working with her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases to help drown the disturbing voices in her head. Thomas and Ruggierro are executive producing with Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge.

 

The Flash/Arrow

While DC hasn’t gained the overwhelming success in the film world like Marvel has, they do seem to have found their niche with TV serials. ‘iZombie‘ marks the fourth network series this season with ‘Gotham‘ at Fox, ‘Constantine‘ at NBC and ‘The Flash’ back at CW. Zombies have been a fan favorite for a long time, but they have a wider following with the crazy successful ‘The Walking Dead‘ at AMC. NBC is jumping into the undead world with ‘Babylon Fields‘. A&E is remaking the French drama, ‘The Returned’, and ABC is offering a midseason series ‘Resurrection’. Personally, I’m sick of everyone jumping on the band wagon with what is hot. Do you know how much of a tool I felt like typing out the description of ‘iZombie’? Cookie cutter television programming is not what I want the future to hold.

Besides the zombie title heading to The CW, there is a pilot order for the drama ‘Identity’ which tells the story of a young woman that is, by crazy events, connected to a powerful family that the CIA wants her to infiltrate and spy on. ‘Jane The Virgin’ gives us the tale of Jane, a religious girl who, due to outrageous events, is accidentally artificially inseminated. Seriously?! Joining those are ‘The Flash’ and a ‘Supernatural’ spinoff titled ‘Supernatural: Tribes’ directed by Robert Singer (‘Midnight Caller’, ‘Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’.

I’m interested in giving all of these at least a cursory glance when they debut. I get tired of copy-cat television and films, but I find myself surprised about how I get involved in some of those same stories. Hopefully premiere-season will give me a new lot of shows I watch in the coming years.

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Det. Del Spooner:
[entering Calvin's office room] In the lab, before Sonny jumped us...
Susan Calvin:
[interrupts] Sonny?
Det. Del Spooner:
The robot.
Susan Calvin:
Your calling the robot Sonny?
Det. Del Spooner:
No, it did. The robot did. I didn't care, the robot said it was Sonny. In the lab, there was a cott. I'm asking you, did you see the cott?
Susan Calvin:
I've slept in my office.
Det. Del Spooner:
I went to Dr. Lanning's home, it looked like he hasn't been in there in weeks, and I saw that same survailence strip on the ceiling.
Susan Calvin:
Lanning had his home security system linked to USR. It made his life more convenient.
Det. Del Spooner:
Maybe, maybe someone in USR was using those systems to watch him. Maybe even, keep him prisoner.
Susan Calvin:
What are you talking about, who?
Det. Del Spooner:
Maybe Lanning was onto something. Maybe, there's a bigger problem with the robots, and Robertson is trying to cover it up.
Susan Calvin:
Humoring you for no reason, why?
Det. Del Spooner:
[becoming annoyed] The same old why, how much money is there in robots? All I know is, that poor old man was in trouble, and I'm sick and tired of doing this shit by myself. You're on the inside, and you're going to help me find out what is wrong with these robots.
Susan Calvin:
[not believing a word Spooner is saying] You "want" something to be wrong with them. This is a personal vendetta.
Det. Del Spooner:
You're putting me on the couch? Alright.
[sits on the desk chair]
Susan Calvin:
One defected machine is not enough for you. You need them all to be bad. You don?t care about doctor Lanning's death. This is about, the robots and, for whatever reason you hate them so much.
Det. Del Spooner:
[gets up from the chair] Well, let's see. One of them put a gun in my face, another tore a building down with me still inside.
Susan Calvin:
[checks her robot monitor device] Demolition was schedualed for 8 PM this evening.
Det. Del Spooner:
It was 8 AM tomorrow, and I don't give a shit what that thing says.
Susan Calvin:
You are burdening on non-clinical paranoia.
Det. Del Spooner:
[getting angry, but trying to remain calm] You are the "dumbest" smart person, I have ever met in my life! What makes your robots so perfect? What makes them so much... goddamn better than human beings?
Susan Calvin:
[snapping back] Well, they're not irrational or... potentially homicidal maniacs for starters!
Susan Calvin:
[sarcastically] That is true. They are definitely rational.
I, Robot (2004) The Movie Quotes