Sunday, June 2, 2019

What I’m Watching: iZombie

iZombie: Season 5, Episode 5 “Death Moves Pretty Fast” (B+)

This show doesn’t always feature such overt references to famous pop culture, but I guess it makes sense that there would be a Ferris Bueller-type in zombie-infested Seattle who would continue to live life like a party, with no regard to the seriousness of the problems around him. His “old” neighbor Blaine coming over and threatening his life led to a very overeager bit of grandstanding from the smuggler to Liv and Ravi in front of Al that backfired in a very big way. Al was set on exposing Blaine from the start, and it was evident from the aggressive nature of the questions that she asked Peyton that all she wanted was to take him down. He, on the other hand, was legitimately disappointed when she didn’t show up for the romantic meal he prepared, though he appeared to move on to his next big scheme just moments after finding out the devastating news of his ruined reputation. I’m not sure if she’ll continue to appear as a character, but Al is quite bold, sampling a piece of the brain Liv was eating as soon as she wandered into the morgue. Liv hatching schemes to identify Harris’ killer was entertaining, as was Clive face-timing in to questioning while high on painkillers. On a much more serious note, Enzo tried to take advantage when he realized that Major was on the Alzheimer’s brains, and his punishment revealed to Major much bigger problems that are going to be extraordinarily bad for human-zombie relations.

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