The Lost Remote Ep. 1: ‘iZombie’ – Liv Moore, Brains, and spoilers

Welcome to the very first episode of The Lost Remote, the podcast where Manika D. and Ayla Ruby (and sometimes others!) discuss their favorite television shows that are no longer on the air. It’s spooky season, and we decided to kick off the show with a TV show from the CW that’s very near and dear to our braaaaains. Excuse me, heart. We’re talking about iZombie, of course. 

What is iZombie?

iZombie is a supernatural procedural comedy-drama television series that aired for five seasons on The CW from 2015 to 2019. Think Bones or CSI, but more CW melodrama and, of course, zombies. The show follows the life of Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver), a medical resident with a promising career who becomes a zombie after attending a boat party that turns into a zombie-feeding frenzy. 

Determined to go on with life, despite her suddenly suspicious pale appearance and lack of energy, Liv takes a job at a coroner’s office where she can secretly eat the brains of deceased individuals. Every time Liv eats a brain, she inherits the memories and personality traits of the deceased. Along with her mostly unsuspecting partner, Clive Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin), she moonlights as a “psychic” consultant and helps solve cases for the Seattle Police Department. Her boss at the coroner’s office, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti (Rahul Kohli), is in on her secret and spends a lot of time trying to “cure” her and other zombies. Liv’s got an ex-fiancé, in the mix too, by the name of Major Lillywhite (Robert Buckley. He’s a social worker with good intentions at the start who winds up working for a shady organization called Fillmore-Graves.

iZombie is fun and will satisfy your crime-solving itch, although it veers off in a different direction in later seasons with secret zombie societies, military contractors and more. There are a lot of punny names too, which Manika points out in the podcast. It totally fits the CW’s mantra of that era. (Remember, this was the same time that shows like Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend were airing.)

The podcast

Buckle up, iZombie fans! The Lost Remote has spoilers, so consider this your final warning before we proceed. It’s been four years since iZombie left the airwaves, but Liv Moore’s legacy lives on, and we’re about to dissect every moment and serve them up with some hot sauce. (If you know, you know.)

Have you watched iZombie yet? Join the conversation by commenting below or messaging us on Twitter @MoviesWeTexted. 

Podcast credits and show notes

The Hosts: Manika D. & Ayla Ruby

Executive Producer/EditorAyla Ruby

Show Theme: Subway Cell by  Shane Ivers at Silverman Sound Studios.

Recorded on October 22, 2023.

iZombie is currently streaming

If the podcast has ignited your interest in brains and iZombie, you can now stream all five seasons of the show on Netflix. It’s also available to purchase however you like to buy your media. 

Where to find Manika and Ayla 

You can find them elsewhere on the web when they’re not podcasting for Movies We Texted about. Manika D. has a Patreon and podcast called I’ve Been Meaning to Watch That. Ayla Ruby can be found at Movies We Texted About and The Cosmic Circus.