This week, Alli and Mary discuss the positive trending direction that season two has taken: Liv and Peyton are actual friends, with actual non-zombie interactions. The mysteries of the week are subdued and secondary. We're missing a bit of lore, but can't win them all. In episode one, Liv is finally forced to confront the consequences of her zombie behavior, and in episode two she's able to defend her self without losing the moral high ground. Progress, folks!
This week, Alli and Mary do a little top of show chat about birthdays and overall deal with a cranky cat. In iZombie news, we get a bit of a soft-reset on overall plotlines and relationships. Major and Ravi continue as our MVPs, clubbing utopium-style in the name of science. We are again a bit unclear on why Liv is such a non-character, completely subsumed in her brains, one of which is STRAIGHT UP RACIST, you guys. It's hella uncomfortable. Meanwhile, Blaine runs a funeral home now, so there's that.
Alli and Mary discuss penultimate ep and season finale of iZombie's first season. Overall, the episodes are pretty good, but we consider that although we've spent a whole season with Liv, we have next to no idea of who she is as a person. Meanwhile, in quite the turn of events from our season one episode one podcast: we crown Major our season one MVP! Go Major go! As it happens, he has a rough go where he's tortured, takes out Meat Cute, is stabbed, is zombified, rips on Liv, and then is unzombified. Main character who?
This week, Alli and Mary discuss Liv totally melting into the personalities of the various zombie brains-- yet, we don't really see any other zombie act this way. Since there isn't a lot of lore in the show yet, it's hard to get a good handle on who Liv is as a person. Is that on purpose? Are we doing Buffy an vampire lore part II? Who could know. Meanwhile, the show mourns Lowell for one whole episode, and then we move on to Major's (admittedly, big deal) issues. Will someone help this dude out? Seriously.
Alli and Mary discuss Liv's character, or lack thereof, and how that affects her status as main character. Why are the dudes all excellent, well-rounded characters while the women are ill-defined (Zombie Liv) or barely present (Peyton) with a primary characteristic of "hot/perfect"? Hm. Then, we get into Liv's zombie-privilege and whether it's moral to live as a zombie in general. Lastly: RIP Lowell. You were hot, but you were so much more.