Thwip! Watch – iZombie S03E02 – “Zombie Knows Best”

Thwip! Watch is all about what goes on our screens, namely TV. Whether CW or Fox or NBC or what-have-you, you can be sure that we here at Thwip! have been watching it. Today we are going to talk about iZombie.

iZombie is really self-aware of what it needs to be, which is why it is actually a really good show that has a premise that no one is interested in (unless you are a comics fan who is really good at convincing others to watch).

So why do I call the show self-aware?

That’s because the producers knew they needed to keep the show’s format, but change it up a little, just enough that it feels different, but familiar at the same time. The first thing they do is include Major in the brain drain, thus forcing him to partake on the morgue brains…which means that he and Liv get to have hilarious interactions as father (she) and teenage girl (him).

But they weren’t the stars of the episode, just the side attraction meant to help the real center stage – Clyde Babineau and a little glimpse into his past.

Clyde’s story is a series of well-crafted flashbacks (kind of like how Arrow does it, but less insane) and him just trying to get through the day of murder, statuatory rape, and two arguing zombies, all of which Malcolm Goodwin takes in stride, appropriately reacting as he needs to in each situation (him watching Liv cook the brains was amusing as hell and the questions afterwards just sold the weirdness that his life has become).

Good episode that is slowly moving everything forward while trying to keep it all fresh and new so that people don’t get bored – I am a little afraid that this series may be ending soon, but if they can maintain this level of quality, it will end with dignity (unlike Sherlock).

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