Wednesday, March 21, 2018

iZombie - Brainless in Seattle

iZombie's two-parter "Brainless in Seattle" gets Liv (Rose McIver) high on romcom brain as the search for the person who murdered a woman smuggled into the city becomes a larger look at the city's isolation from the rest of the country and the underground business of smuggling items and people in and out of the city. Even the subplots delve into this theme as Blaine (David Anders) and Chase Graves (Jason Dohring) both search for one of these human smugglers (Dawnn Lewis) who is turning more people into zombies and disrupting a delicate status quo leading to a possible brain shortage in as soon a six months. Neither the video of a zombie attacking an unarmed teen nor the aggressive murdery cult of Angus McDonough (Robert Knepper) is likely to help keep the peace.

Where much of the season so far has been used to showcase the growing tension between zombies and humans, the two-parter also shows us several examples of humans and zombies getting along quite well. Aside from Liv and her friends, we see the partying of zombies and humans together at the Scratching Post with both sides having fun. It seems Liv is far from the only zombie who wants to keep things as relatively normal as possible. Liv's awkward love affair with men she barely knows and inserting herself into Clive's (Malcolm Goodwin) lovelife both get a bit too much time here, but there are several fun moments as well including Major (Robert Buckley) on wrestler brain.

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