This week, we discuss the weirdly out of place "lol nerds" vibe of this week's first iZombie ep, Virtual Reality Bites. We're seriously out here defining the term internet trolls you guys. You can do better, show! We get a little deep into LA industry culture before moving on to big life changes for primarily Liv and Major. Things are going well for Liv, who makes up with her mom and gets closer to Lowell. Major, on the other hand, continues getting his ass beat. Such is life.
Alli and Mary discuss the importance of emotional arcs and character relationships to build interest in the show. By the second episode, we've got crazy-charming Lowell, Ravi/Major bro times, Peyton not sucking, and Clive jumping in to the season-long mystery. We also go into the concept of voiceover: is it needed in iZombie? Is it a holdover from Veronica Mars? Is it a network mandate? Are we watching Dora the Explorer? Who can tell. Cheers!
Alli and Mary discuss the supernatural detective drama and the subsequent procedural vs. serial television debate. In a netflix world, how does a show like iZombie, or any of its similar peers, balance casual viewers and die-hard fans? We're looking forward to digging into this throughout the duration of the show. This week, we learn that Blaine straight up sucks and although Ravi is still awesome, he needs to brush up on the scientific method.
After living through the 90s and Buffy, then the 2000s and Veronica Mars/Firefly/Dollhouse, we've finally made it to the modern day! It's the teens, y'all! We're pumped to start iZombie, which will be the first show both Alli and Mary have not seen in its entirety. Once we hit the mid-season, prep yourselves for Theory Time. For now, we're introduced to the iZombie universe with personality-sponge zombie Liv, perfect specimen Ravi, ex-fiance Major and partner Clive, who is super serious but somehow is down with psychics. Cheers!