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…

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…