Sunday, May 13, 2018

What I’m Watching: iZombie

iZombie: Season 4, Episode 10 “Yippee Ki Brain, Motherscratcher!” (B)

I liked this episode’s title and expected a few more “Die Hard” references than we got from the opening word duel between Liv and Clive. Police brutality is hardly a laughing matter in this day and age, but this was more about flashing back to the kind of 80s and 90s use of excessive force in tackling subjects, however entertaining that ever was. Dale suspending Liv was the first actual professional consequence in a long time that we’ve seen her get, though her subversive activities have a lot less to do with law enforcement than with her smuggling efforts. It was only a matter of time before Major found out about what Liv was doing, and while I suspected that he would discover it in some dramatic way that would make them both feel terrible, it was a much simpler moment, one that showed how unsurprised he was by the fact that she was trying to save the world in this way. I’m curious to see what will happen now that he knows and will have to lie to Chase, who is already quite on edge about everything. Angus trying to impress Blaine by having his flock devour the woman who made his childhood miserable was certainly an off-putting attempt at parenting, and I have to wonder how long that church is going to be able to last with its very frequent public murder scenes. I’m sure diehard Rob Zombie fans were thrilled to see Enrico Colantoni in what’s likely to be his final appearance on this show.