iZombie – Season 3 Episode 12

“Looking for Mr. Goodbrain Part 1” iZombie sets the stage for the season finale with a growing anti-zombie sentiment and further complications coming out of the woodwork. One of the many things iZombie has been doing particularly well lately is playing around with the standard format. The case of the week structure has diminished in…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 11

“Conspiracy Weary” iZombie deals with the fallout of Major rushing into a romantic connection with Shawna as Liv starts to unravel the truth about D.A. Barracus. I mentioned last week that it wasn’t immediately clear where that particular episode sits in the overall narrative of the season and I definitely stand by that. The previous…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 10

“Return of the Dead Guy” iZombie deals with Liv’s guilt over the death of Drake as Mr. Boss goes after Blaine for reasons of revenge. Drake’s death happened at the end of last season and the show hasn’t really dealt with it. There were some passing references earlier in the season but on the whole…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 9

“Twenty-Sided Die” iZombie lampoons Dungeous and Dragons when Liv ingests the brain of a murdered Dungeon Master as things grow more intense with the upcoming Zombie/Human conflict. Even though the procedural elements of the show are the weakest when stacked up against everything else there are still plenty of opportunities to deliver something slightly different…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 8

“Eat a Knievel” iZombie has Liv consume the brain of a deceased daredevil and builds on most of the existing plots in different ways. I’ll start off with the case of the week as it’s probably a broken record for me to point out that I find it to be the weakest part of the…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 7

“Dirt Nap Time” iZombie deals with the fallout of last week as Liv begins to search for a dose of the cure and Blaine hits rock bottom. The best way to describe this episode is as a placeholder. Sometimes that means that it’s a bad episode bereft of anything meaningful but for iZombie that’s never…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 6

“Some Like It Hot Mess” iZombie deals with the aftermath of Major taking the cure as Liv takes on a scatterbrained personality. I have to say I was really surprised by how this episode dealt with Major finally taking the cure last week. I’m unsure what I was expecting from it but what we actually…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 5

“Spanking the Zombie” iZombie continues the build towards the inevitable Human vs. Zombie conflict as Major’s time really starts to run short. I mentioned last week that Major has been inconsistently handled this season. This is largely meant in terms of plotting rather than characterisation. There’s a lot going on with him but at his…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 4

“Wag the Tongue Slowly” iZombie juggles a few different stories as Liv takes on the personality of a gossip while Peyton babysits Blaine to see if his memories come back. I mentioned last week that I was frustrated by the love triangle that has been introduced this season between Peyton, Ravi and Blaine and this…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 3

“Eat, Pray, Liv” iZombie focuses on Ravi and Peyton’s relationship while addressing the lingering issues of Major’s upcoming death and Blaine’s lack of memory. I’ve always loved the way this show keeps the character stories ticking over. Everything is treated as important and none of the characters ever feel like spare parts. Even Clive who…