Wednesday, February 28, 2018

iZombie - Are You Ready for Some Zombies?

It's a brave new world for iZombie as the Fourth Season opens with Seattle cut off from the rest of the world over fear that the zombies may spread outside the walled-off city limits. Life is relatively normal for Liv (Rose McIver) who continues her role as assistant medical examiner helping Clive (Malcolm Goodwin). Things are a bit less normal for Ravi (Rahul Kohli) whose zombie vaccine is 90% effective except for his zombie-benders every few weeks. Major (Robert Buckley) is given a new role at Fillmore-Graves which allows him to put some old skills to use (although it takes him longer than expected to discover just why his boss wants him to help teen zombies on the streets). As for the city at large, some are taking the new status quo in stride while others have begun singling out zombies and forming gangs attacking the creatures who they believe have ruined their lives.

The murder of the week puts Liv into full-on obnoxious Seahawk fandom mode. The choice to allow Ravi to occasionally have the same personality swings feels a bit awkward (but his brain-induced nudity is quite funny here). Blaine (David Anders) continues to be stuck in middle-management while, like Ravi, still pinning a way for Peyton (Aly Michalka). I'll be curious to see how this works itself out over the season or if all three characters will eventually move on. The only part of the new season set-up I'm not quite onboard with yet is the return of Angus McDonough (Robert Knepper) as some kind of crazed zombie profit. The show has gotten by with ideas even more bizarre than this, so I'm willing to give it a chance (but as yet I'm not sold).

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