iZombie – Season 4 Episode 7

“Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Brain” iZombie puts Liv on the brain of a sexually charged pick up artist as she furthers her mission to become the next Renegade by attempting something creative. As I’ve probably said many times, the overall quality of an episode can live or die by how entertaining the brain…

iZombie – Season 4 Episode 6

“My Really Fair Lady” iZombie picks up Liv’s plan to carry on what Mama Leone started in order to find a way to help the people either most in need or forgotten by society. This season of iZombie is dead set on holding up a mirror to our own world by exaggerating some of the…

iZombie – Season 4 Episode 5

“Goon Struck” iZombie draws a line in the sand and encourages the characters to pick a side in the upcoming conflict that will split Seattle’s population. This is a show with moral grey areas but at this point there are two distinct sides in this upcoming conflict. The largest side is Fillmore Graves and they…

iZombie – Season 4 Episode 4

“Brainless in Seattle Part 2” iZombie concludes the story that started last week with a continuation of Liv’s hopeless romantic brain and the hunt for a serial killer. Usually a two part story requires enhanced stakes to justify the narrative running across two episodes instead of one. The previous episode made the case feel unimportant…

iZombie – Season 4 Episode 3

“Brainless In Seattle Part 1” iZombie adds darker shades to the world of a walled off Seattle as Liv finds herself on the brain of a hopeless romantic looking for her true love. I’ve praised this show time and time again for juggling tones expertly. It consistently manages to juggle dark, emotionally rich storytelling with…

iZombie – Season 4 Episode 2

“Blue Bloody” iZombie puts Liv on the brain of an racist intolerant dowager as Clive and Dale work at maintaining their relationship while Major struggles to keep the peace. After the significant status quo changes this season it’s almost comforting to know that the classic iZombie formula of “Liv eats a brain to solve a…

iZombie – Season 4 Episode 1

“Are You Ready for Some Zombies?” iZombie returns for a fourth season with a complete change in status quo and a strong focus on world building as the new reality of the show is explored. Season 3 ended on a really bold and interesting note. It’s one thing to temporarily change the framework of a…

iZombie – Season 3 Episode 13

“Looking for Mr. Goodbrain Part 2” iZombie closes off season 3 in a game changing way when Discovery Day becomes a reality in Seattle. This was a very busy episode to cap off a very busy season. The episode picks up right where the previous one left off with the explosion and the associated uncertainty….

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…