Thursday, April 19, 2018

What I’m Watching: iZombie

iZombie: Season 4, Episode 7 “Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Brain” (B+)

It’s weird to see Liv looking more like a human and less like a zombie, especially when she’s on a brain that’s making her act especially sexual. Liv was running wild, texting a number of guys in the middle of the night to ask if they were “down to duck,” and the most entertaining part of it was how she tricked Levon into sharing a passionate kiss with her when he thought that she wasn’t on the brain anymore, only to discover that she was just trying to get rowdy with him. Clive’s efforts at romance were poor, starting with his Tinder photo that made him look teeny and his list of hates that included “This Is Us,” which I would agree, though not nearly as strongly, is somewhat emotionally manipulative. Putting on Liv’s fedora and telling prospective dates about Dale wasn’t much better, but at least he and Dale got to connect on a real level about how they still feel strongly about each other, determined to make it work somehow. I like that Clive knows that Liv is up to something and that his first instinct is to protect her even though she won’t discuss it with him, and hopefully Peyton will be just as sympathetic now that she’s caught Liv printing fake zombie IDs. I wasn’t too fond of all this “fake news” talk, but it does seem clear now that Chase, with Major by his side, is actively working to suppress the reporting of real information and deny what definitely happened, which is a worrisome development. Liv seemed shocked to find out that Angus was Blaine’s father, and I’m curious to see what she’ll do with that information.

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