Sunday, May 10, 2015

What I’m Watching: iZombie

iZombie: Season 1, Episode 8 “Dead Air” (B+)

Every episode, I’m impressed with how this show incorporates the traits of the former owner of the latest brain eaten by Liv, and it’s even more entertaining than the week before. Listening to the radio show was fortuitous for Liv in the run-up to the murder of the host, who turned out to be quite a terrible person whose murderer, while somewhat deranged, had a much better sensitivity towards people and the kind of sentiment that her more successful colleague projected on air. Liv turned into a whole different person as she suddenly became judgmental and learned about all things related to relationship and sex, which tied in perfectly with Ravi’s sudden interest in Peyton. It’s a surprising match to me since I thought that Ravi played for the other team, bonding quite a bit with Liv’s new boyfriend when he ate gay brains. It should be interesting to see their romance begin, and I’m eager to see it play out. Despite her attempt to psychoanalyze where their relationship was headed, Liv and her zombie boyfriend are actually doing fine, and it’s good to see Liv get to relax and enjoy something like sex again. Major, on the other hand, is not in a good place, losing his job and his girlfriend after his beating in jail, and he’s not going to give up until he proves that the Candyman was carrying real brains. Liv seeing Blaine murder Jerome in her vision amps up the serious subplot of the show, and maybe a certain zombie police captain will reach out to Liv for help subverting his killer food supplier. This show just got renewed for a second season, which means we’ll see plenty more of Liv and everyone else!

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