Network: The CW
Episodes: 71 (hour)
TV show dates: March 17, 2015 — August 1, 2019
Series status: Ended
Performers include: Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, and David Anders.
TV show description:
This horror/crime dramedy is loosely based on a comic book series of the same name that’s published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint.
Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver) was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, and over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out — until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy.
Now, she’s one of the newly undead and Liv is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible. Her appearance passes for “Goth,” with shockingly pale skin and nearly white hair, and her demeanor has gone from exuberant to exhausted.
The change in Liv is baffling to her former fiancé, Major Lilywhite (Robert Buckley), her mother Eva (Molly Hagan), and her best friend and high-energy roommate, Peyton Charles (Aly Michalka).
Liv has devised a clever way to resist her inner urges to devour fresh human brains. She’s taken a job in the Seattle coroner’s office. In this (appropriately) dead-end job, Liv can secretly snack on the brains of the many corpses that make a final stop in the morgue.
Despite carefully covering her tracks, Liv’s brilliant but eccentric boss, Doctor Ravi Chakrabarti (Rahul Kohli), discovers her secret and is surprisingly excited about the scientific possibilities. Ravi even helps Liv in her search for Blaine DeBeers (David Anders), the zombie responsible for her current undead status.
Even with her boss’ enthusiasm, Liv remains resigned to an eternity as a zombie without hope or purpose — until she realizes that with every brain she consumes, she retains a portion of that person’s memories. Liv suddenly begins to experience disturbing and often violent visions from the point of view of the murder victims.
Much to the surprise of Ravi and homicide detective Clive Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin), Liv often has detailed knowledge of crime scenes and motives that she can’t easily explain. Posing as a psychic, she works with Detective Babineaux to investigate these crimes and discover who is responsible.
It’s not the same as being alive again, but at least she can find purpose in her undead existence by helping Clive solve the murders of those who are indeed fully dead.
Episode #71 — All’s Well That Ends Well
The human versus zombie war finally comes to a head.
First aired: August 1, 2019.
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