Monday, October 19, 2015

What I’m Watching: iZombie

iZombie: Season 2, Episode 2 “Zombie Bro” (B+)

This may have been my favorite Liv yet, hopped up on frat boy brains and embracing it to the fullest. Talking about how she’s enjoying chillaxing and everything being funny was a great summary of her time, but it was much more entertaining than that. Asking the frat brothers who they think sucks, pranking Ravi while he was asleep, and demanding details and photos from the furry during questioning were just the highlights. I also love that she brought Gilda to a frat party where the only rule was that they couldn’t wear real clothes – prompting Liv’s caution tape dress and Gilda’s trash bag outfit – and Gilda’s reaction to everything was quite amusing. It doesn’t compare to Clive’s, though, and I like that he summarized it by comparing her to the box of chocolates where you never know what you’re going to get. I was initially intrigued by the new Major, who is much more confident and very loose and friendly with Ravi, but his decision to take utopium and start getting into drugs suggests that he’s not nearly as stable as he should be. Liv also seemed pretty devastated by the fact that he didn’t want to talk to her after he expressed other sentiments while he was high. The casting of Robert Knepper as Blaine’s father was perfect, and it’s clear that the apple does not fall far from the tree. Blaine wasn’t too fazed by it, but his father chewed into him pretty cruelly and seemed to enjoy it too.

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