Saturday, May 2, 2015

What I’m Watching: iZombie

iZombie: Season 1, Episode 7 “Maternity Liv” (B+)

I like just how quickly personality traits manifest themselves in the zombies on this show after someone’s brains are eaten. It took just seconds for Liv to start acting like a mother, concerned that Ravi hadn’t eaten and obsessed with taking care of the baby that the owner of her brains had delivered posthumously. Siding with her mother about her brother taking charge of his life and later rocking a rate were my favorite effects of this particular serving of brains. Lowell not being attracted to Liv because he ate gay brains was also clever, and it’s great to see the two of them bonding even when they’re not able to be romantic with each other. Saying “awesomesauce” in response to her kiss was inarguably the best part of that whole plotline, and that may explain why he and Ravi were getting along so well on this particular visit. The biggest zombie moment was the confirmation that Suzuki is indeed a zombie, which allowed him to take a bullet and then amp up to take out every opponent left standing in the house. Major bringing in a reporter to make sure that something gets done about the Candyman was a regrettable mistake, since now he has alienated the entire police force and gotten Clive in trouble. Breaking into Julian’s car was an ill-advised idea from the start, and all it did was get him more intrigued by the human brain he found in the cooler and make him seem even crazier to all those around him.

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