Parents' Guide to


By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Quirky zombie-detective show has violence, heart (and guts).

TV CW Drama 2015
iZombie Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 15+
Two of the episodes are about bondage and how it works. They go into a bondage dungeon. Also Major and his girlfriend actually make a sex fort. It is such a good show!

This title has:

Too much sex
age 13+

More fun for adults

I really had fun watching this series. I don't think it is geared towards teens. There are references that adults would find funny that a teen might miss. It's quirky for sure, and doesn't take itself too seriously. Topical comic book based series. It's a show centered around a zombie that eats brains and works in a morgue, so yes there is violence, blood and gore.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (43 ):

The quirky police-procedural formula combines good writing, well-placed humor, and, of course, zombie creepiness in a way that makes this unconventional show entertaining and lively. Liv's charm even manages to make her unsavory brain-eating moments a bit more palatable. But, beneath all the blood and guts is a tale about a young woman trying to cope with the loss of the life she loved, while being forced to accept the present.

Granted, the actual crime narratives range from being slightly predictable to bordering on obvious. Fans of the comic book saga also may find the TV adaptation lacking some of the serial's stranger details. But it successfully captures Liv Moore's peculiar appeal, which makes her story compelling. It's a fun, heartfelt series that is both enjoyable and uniquely engaging.

TV Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate