Saturday, April 25, 2015

What I’m Watching: iZombie

iZombie: Season 1, Episode 6 “Virtual Reality Bites” (B+)

Both this show and its episode titles continue to be fantastic, and I enjoyed this hour immensely. Credit is due to Rose McIver for fully getting into the antics and specificities of the traits that Liv inherits on a weekly basis for her new dose of brains, and this episode was especially fun. Her craving for donuts was just the beginning, and I like how into the video game world she got, which ultimately led to interrogating another player and then revealing the face behind the screen, which turned out to be a teenage boy. Liv’s mom definitely didn’t know what to make of her daughter’s apparent new obsession, though she hit the nail on the head when she expressed some delight at the fact that it was the most into anything that she’d seen her be in a long time. The revelation of why the awful hacker-critic was murdered was actually quite compelling, and I’m impressed with how this show handles its cases. Jackie killing her delivery boy because he didn’t arrive with the brains she needed put Clive onto the scent of something fishy going on in Blaine’s store, and it didn’t take long for Ravi and Liv to put things together too. He’s been turned into an unapologetic villain, murdering Major’s kids and making a profit off of it. Let’s hope that Liv has her new zombie boyfriend to turn to for help once she officially goes to war with the only other major official zombie player in town.

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