Saturday, May 30, 2015

What I’m Watching: iZombie

iZombie: Season 1, Episode 11 “Astroburger” (B+)

Consuming the brains of someone who died under mysterious circumstances in a mental hospital is hardly a smart idea, and what that gave us was something more than just temporary personality traits. There’s something marvelous about watching how Clive sees Liv and her various food-induced tics, and the look on his face when he saw her yelling at the vending machine was priceless. Arguing with bags of potato chips was a real low, but what actually happened in a more serious manner is far more impactful and disconcerting. It seemed too simple for Liv to bare all and tell Major that she was a zombie and for him to take it so well. Instead, Liv had to watch the disturbing video of her gnawing on brains before realizing what she had become and then discovered that she had in fact hallucinated her confession to Major. Having Major realize that zombies are real before he knew that she was one makes its inevitable revelation infinitely worse, and it’s going to be tough to navigate that and keep the danger-seeking Major out of harm’s way. That will be even more painful considering that Major and Liv clearly both still have feelings for each other, as evidenced by their tender moment in bed together. I’m glad to see that Ravi and Peyton’s budding relationship seems to be going well, but the simultaneous downward spiral of both their roommates isn’t a good omen. Neither is Blaine discovering Liv’s connection to Lowell and showing up at the morgue just to get inside her head.

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