If you are like me, then you think the whole Zombie genre has grown tired. You also long for the days, when you liked shows and movies about the undead. Well, iZombie that debuts on The CW tonight at 9p is the show for you.
Liv (Rose McIver) is a medical student, who is all work and no play. That is until a friend of hers at the hospital asks her to go to a party. For some reason, there is a Zombie attack at it and everybody dies including Liv. Somehow, she wakes up and now she is a Zombie. She is dead, but she is still a functioning human being.
For 5 months, she has been reinventing herself as the new person she is. Instead of practicing medicine on the living, she is working on the dead at the morgue. It’s a natural food supply for the starving Zombie. Part of her new menu is brains and she suffers a side effect when she eats them. She starts to get visions from the dead person’s memories and that helps her solve their murders.
Liv teams up Detective Clive Babinaux (Malcolm Goodwin) and together they solve the murder cases. He doesn’t know her secret, but Liv’s co-worker, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti (Rahul Kohli), figured it out and he wants to find a cure for her.
Each week, Liv will eat and gets a new case to solve, and we get a medical examiner procedural with a Zombie twist that is enjoyable to watch. This is a smart show with a lot of brains, no pun intended.
So tune in for a show that you will love at first bite, I mean sight.
Nina Dobrev was spotted as a furry unicorn and her friends were dressed up as other furry animals, so are they secretly Furries? Nope, they were just having a snow day sleepover in their animal onesies at Jessica Szohr’s house. But for a second it was to think otherwise!
Ian Somerhalder is directing an episode of Vampire Diaries and he definitely changed up his look for his new job. Damon wore a black tutu over his jeans and it appears his castmates like Nina Dobrev approve of his fashion choice for the part. How can you not take him seriously looking that?
Nina Dobrev might seem like a dainty flower, but she is so much more than that. The Vampire Diaries’ star took part in a Spartan Race over the weekend, and she didn’t care if she was covered with more mud than mud wrestler. The victor stood there valiantly as she held up the medal and wearing her wet dirt with pride.
I bet you she couldn’t wait to get home and take a long hot shower to get all of that stuff of her.
The CW announced today what shows they are bringing back next season and it is pretty much all of them. Those g8t shows are ARROW (Season 4), JANE THE VIRGIN (Season 2), REIGN (Season 3), SUPERNATURAL (Season 11), THE 100 (Season 3), THE FLASH (Season 2), THE ORIGINALS (Season 3), and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season 7). The only show not picked up is Hart of Dixie which is just starting out its season this Friday.
So with all of these pickups that doesn’t leave much room for anything new. But with the successful year they are having, do they really need any shows?
Last week, The Flash became The CW’s biggest series premiere ever. This honor is so well-deserved because it is a well-done show that is bringing families together. Fathers and a lot of sons are watching it together because of their love of comic books and some daughters are watching it because it is right up their alley. Then when the episode is done, they get to talk about it. Those girls learn the mythology of it, and those guys talk about how they got it right.
Before the show airs it’s second episode tonight at 8p, find out the mythology of how this show came about and what is coming up. A few weeks ago at The CW TCA Summer Press Tour Day, Chief Creative Officer, DC Entertainment Geoff Johns, Executive Producers Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti and actors Grant Gustin and Tom Kavanaugh talked about all of that.
Will they stick to the mythology?
Geoff Johns: If you’ve seen the pilot and you’re a fan of the books, you know we’ve incorporated almost everything from the mythology into it and added a whole new backstory with S.T.A.R. Labs and that team incorporated that. But it’s probably the most faithful DC Comics adaptation ever, as deep as we’re going to go and as many characters as we’re using, especially in the first nine episodes we’ve planned out pretty tightly.
How The Flash is different than Batman?
Geoff Johns: He could have easily become a Batman like character, but Barry Allen’s an optimist and having that hope of keeping hold of that hope despite the tragedy in his past makes him an even better hero. And the lightning bolt is really something that hits Barry and allows him to literally and emotionally move forward in his life, reconnect with people in a different way and explore that heroic side that is inside him, but maybe not he wasn’t physically capable of doing.
Casting Grant Gustin as Barry Allen.
Andrew Kreisberg: Grant was literally the first person to read for Barry. And after that, it was sort of over.
Casting Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon.
Andrew Kreisberg: Won the part with your singing. He came in to meet, and Peter Roth (Chief Executive of Warner Brothers Television) was there and found out he was Broadway. And Peter said, “Give us a tune,” and he started singing, and Peter went, “He’s the guy.”
Casting the original Barry Allen to play his dad:
Andrew Kreisberg: John Wesley Shipp, all three of us are huge fans of the original “Flash.” Having all grown up “Flash” fans, that show meant the world to us and ended far too soon as far as the three of us were concerned. So when we were sitting down and talking about developing this series, all three of us were like, “Whatever we do, we’ve got to get John Wesley Shipp.” He was so sweet and so generous and so kind and so, like I think he was sort of surprised that the show had meant as much to us and to a lot of people as it did, because I think it ended far too soon for him as well. So to get to have that link to the past and be able to have him be part of the show and it’s not just a gimmick either. It’s not a cameo. He’s playing one of the most important parts on the show. So much of what Barry is doing, he’s doing for his father. That last scene between the two of them was they did it, like, four or five times, and we all cried every time we watched it.
Who will be playing Captain Cold?
Greg Berlanti: Wentworth Miller will be playing Captain Cold in episode 4 of our show. And Leonard Snart, we’ll be seeing his origin and the origin of the Rogues.
Is Grant Gustin a fast runner?
Grant Gustin: GRANT GUSTIN: Yeah, no, I actually was very fast as a kid but, ironically, hated running. And I quit soccer because I thought it was ridiculous that we were running back and forth. But yeah, I actually have always been pretty fast, luckily.
Is Tom Cavanugh a fan of comic books?
Tom Cavanugh: I spent part of my childhood in Africa, and we had no television and anything, but we did have comic books. And I think that left an imprint where I thought, “Well, you know, I know a lot. I know a lot about comic books.” And I kind of maintained that level of what I considered to be my level of knowledge until I met these guys. And then I realized I’m totemically very much on the low end and know next to nothing. I used to think I knew stuff, and now I realize I know nothing.
Run, don’t walk home tonight, so that you don’t miss The Flash on The CW at 8p. This comic book drama is unlike the other ones on television and because it’s lighter so that everyone can enjoy it.
When Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) was 11 years old, his mother was killed and his father was arrested for the murder. But his father didn’t do, some unnatural force did and no one believes him.
Ever since that day, Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) has raised him. I guess that influenced him because Barry now works as an assistant police forensic investigator. He is so smart and can solve almost anything. His intelligence leads him to him curiosity and that leads him to taking West’s daughter, Iris (Candice Patton), with him to STAR Labs so that they can watch the launch of the particle accelerator. When Iris’ bag is stolen with her laptop in it, he chases after the mugger but he is too slow. Instead of going back inside, he goes back home.
Something horrible happened at STAR Labs after they left and the particle accelerator blows up. Causing a force to encompass the whole city. Barry is struck by it, and rushed to the hospital.
Now nine months later, he finally awakes from his coma. He is a different man. He can run now much faster than a speeding bullet. In fact everything about him moves at the speed of light. He now has to figure out what happened to him. As he starts to learn about his new abilities, he is going to his power for good.
Barry is not alone, there are others who were effected by that force on that night. Unlike Barry, they are not using their new powers for good. So it is up to The Flash to fight them.
Will one man be able to do it on his own? We will have to tune in every Tuesday at 8p to find out.
The Flash is the only comic book series I can think of that leaves a smile on your face. Fans of the superhero will love this show, as well as people who don’t fully know his story. This is the type of show fathers can watch with their daughters and sons with their moms, and there aren’t that many shows that can say that like this one.
When Nina Dobrev was at Comic Con the other week, she was linked to four, yes four, actors. They were Orlando Bloom, Benjamin McKenzie, Baby Daddy’s Derek Theler and Once Upon a Time’s David Anders. Well yesterday, she added another quartet of men to that list. Those new boys are her co-stars from The Vampire Diaries, Steven R McQueen, Zach Roerig, Joseph Morgan and Matt Davis.
Who knew she was so popular? Although you can’t blame them for being in to the Degrassi beauty.
Good thing she films in Atlanta or she be linked to even more men than she already is. Although, eight is a lot of boyfriends in less than a month. Even Angelina Jolie, Lindsay Lohan and Jennifer Aniston were never linked to that many men in such a short period of time. Go Nina!