Monday, May 27, 2019

What I’m Watching: iZombie

iZombie: Season 5, Episode 4 “Dot Zom” (B+)

It’s strange to remember that, even in this zombified world, Seattle is still a major tech capital. It was far less pronounced than last week’s dancer brain, but I did enjoy watching Liv wax poetic on things like “what is an idea?” and get everyone around her to roll their eyes or express confusion at her entirely too philosophical perspective on simple matters. Discovering that the crime was rooted in protecting zombies rather than hurting them is intriguing since it’s becoming increasingly difficult for law enforcement to be conducted with the interests of both humans and zombies equally emphasized. Liv had a great solution to the problem of the teacher being fired after he was outed as a zombie, but unfortunately there’s a new menace in town who is a zombie but also has it out for the good zombies who has other ideas. There’s also another wild card in the form of journalist Al Bronson, who is both a zombie and a woman who’s playing Blaine for helpful information that he doesn’t quite realize she’s after. Blaine had a creative method for dealing with the “paparazzi” lurking outside his club trying to identify zombies, an unsurprisingly violent move for the veteran criminal. Peyton carefully supervising the development of the “Hi, Zombie” production isn’t going too smoothly, and it’s fair to assume that finding a good balance between informative and entertaining will not be easy. On a more serious note, it is cool to see Liv addressed directly as Renegade by both admirers and detractors.

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