(This review may contain spoilers).
When I saw this series advertised on Netflix, I was immediately intrigued. I thought the idea was a really intriguing one… and a new twist on the zombie genre, even if they do seem to be going the same way as vampires when it comes to the dark, brooding paranormal hero.
Although Liv didn’t really seem like a very interesting character in the first episode, after the massacre, I felt she had a lot more depth to her. I liked seeing her trying to cope with the admittedly rather disgusting job of eating brains… and it was good to see the different ways she tried to cope with her dietary needs.
It was an interesting twist to see Liv (and the other zombies) get visions from eating the brains. I liked the fact that Liv took on traits of the person whose brain she ate… and it was cool to see how good the actress was at showing those different traits Liv took on.
I especially enjoyed seeing Liv’s relationships with the people around her, though I had some mixed feelings about Clive. It was good to learn about him as the series went on, but I couldn’t help the feeling he had some kind of hidden agenda.
I did really like Ravi. I enjoyed seeing his friendship with Liv, even though he was her boss, and it was easy to believe in him wanting to find a cure.
I found the way the zombies changed quite interesting, though it would have been good to get a bit more detail about their physiology. I also liked the fact that, although there was a common thread running through the series, each episode had its own individual storyline as well.
I really had no idea what to make of Blaine at first, but I didn’t like him very much as the series progressed. Lowell was an intriguing character… even if I was really unsure of him for a while. It was awesome to realise where I recognised the actor from, though.
I would have liked to see a bit more of Liv’s relationship with her mother and brother. Even though I wasn’t especially keen on her mother, I did get the impression she cared about her children… despite being overbearing.
It was good to see how much linked together during the series and there was a lot that kept me involved in this series. It didn’t take itself too seriously, but there was a lot of depth to the characters and the relationships. It’s gory in parts, but a bit more like CSI than true horror.