'iZombie' feeds on fun and brains

March 17, 2015 2:00 PM

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Eventually, someone finds a way to revise and revive every hit, sometimes blatantly, sometimes subtly. So even though CW's iZombie (Tuesday, 9 p.m. ET/PT, * * * stars out of four) is an enjoyable Night of the Living Dead Detective mashup based on Chris Roberson's and Michael Allred's comic book, you can be excused for thinking the real inspirations are Buffy the Vampire Slayer and, especially,Veronica Mars — the former TV home of iZombie co-creators Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright.

Hey, if former TV shows must walk among us, at least CW has chosen two deserving of reanimation.

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