I used to consider myself a fairly knowledgeable comic book geek, but I had never heard of the DC/Vertigo title that this series is based on. The show involves a gifted medical student named Olivia (played by Rose McIver). She’s doing time at the hospital and is engaged to marry her loving fiancée (Matthew MacCaull) in some mere months. She accepts an invitation to a party on a boat one night, and her fiancée encourages her to go, which she does. Unfortunately, there’s a zombie outbreak on the boat and she’s bitten thus becoming one of the undead. After she emerges from a body bag, we jump a number of months into the future. Now Olivia seems to have kept her personality and mental faculties. She still needs brains to survive, and once ingested she obtains some of the brain’s memories and qualities as a person. Our heroine looks pretty much like an albino with some pronounced eyeliner, and every so often a character will make a comment about it. She gets a job at the coroner’s office, which supplies her with a constant diet of brains. Now with her absorption of the memories and such, it makes her a perfect candidate to help solve the deaths of the most recently deceased bodies that come through. Her partner at the coroner’s office is Ravi (Rahul Kohli) and he’s intent with studying her to find out if he can change her back to human. Besides him, it doesn’t seem that anyone else knows she’s a zombie, not even the cop (Malcolm Goodwin) that she’s helping solve murders. Her engagement is off, yet she’s still friends with her ex-fiancée, which makes for some good tension. And this is where we’re at in the pilot. And as the series progresses, it looks like we’ll find out that there are others like her.