Thursday, May 16, 2019

What I’m Watching: iZombie

iZombie: Season 5, Episode 2 “Dead Lift” (B+)

I was very pleased to see the return of annoying Liv on the given brain of the week, this time a fitness freak who lectured Clive on how many calories are in a pint of ranch dressing and then chastise Ravi for having enjoyed fifty-seven empty calories when he excitedly identified the blood as corn syrup. I knew all along that the human murder scene had been staged, though it was interesting to see how Major decided to play it, pretending to exercise vicious justice against zombie perpetrators in his own midst to make sure that he appeared like a forceful and bold leader. Zombies are definitely in danger with the human forces working against them, and the police force needs to be united in order to provide the protection necessary to all the people within the Seattle borders. Major’s going through a tough time, and he’s punishing himself by not indulging in delights like Liv’s home-cooked brain meal, a nice sentiment that would have been unfathomable at the beginning of this show when he was all muscle and Liv broke off their engagement out of fear that she’d hurt him. I like seeing Peyton’s increased role in daily affairs, having to negotiate between the two city council members who happened to be different species, and her enthusiasm and resourcefulness with Ravi’s proposed “Hi, Zombie” idea. After he was so gruff and unpleasant in the previous episode, it’s good to Ravi get such delight from coming up with smart ways to solve the problems he sees around him.

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