Who would ever have guessed that two procedurals focusing on entering the minds of the recently deceased to solve crimes would be competing across the summer TV landscape? What a time to be dead. In one (the CW’s iZombie) the heroine eats the brains to get to the matter of the brain matter, while in the other, (ABC Family’s Stitchers), she is zoomed into neural space through some pretty dubious-sounding tech.
Stitchers, created by Jeffrey Alan Schechter (Brink!) has the misfortune of premiering after iZombie claimed its fanbase. That means that to succeed, it needs to be better. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case.