Alright folks, buckle in because this week we're talking FOUR episodes of iZombie. To try to keep the negativity to, well, at least a low burn we've decided to look at larger chunks of the show. This way, we can focus on season and character arcs, such as they are. This week, we discuss primarily how easily the first six to seven episodes could have been culled, how we're happy to have Ravi and Peyton returned as great characters, and Blaine's return to frenemy. Also, welcome back Mr. Boss and Logan from Veronica Mars!
This week on Must Be Tuesday, Alli and Mary discuss a question we have't faced before: what to do when a show drops in quality and you don't know if it will get better. As our listeners have surely noted, we are not loving the direction of iZombie this season: characters are swinging wildly through inconsistent arcs that circle around and lead exactly nowhere. Mysteries of the week aren't improving. The season lacks a cohesive theme. The answer, much like our soon-to-record foray back into Veronica Mars, might be a switch up in style: binging. Grab a beer and gear up, because it's a bitch session.
This week on iZombie, the Peyton and Blaine train keeps rolling, much to the chagrin of your hosts. No explanation for Peyton's behavior or the group's willingness to trust Blaine's perspective is forthcoming, so we're forced to assume everyone on the show got hit with the stupid stick. Meanwhile, Major is slowly dying and Fillmore Graves remains sketchy. Liv is there too, but you would hardly know it despite being the main character. Season three, man. Oof.
On this week's episode, Alli and Mary discuss Clive, Liv and Major and how they're dealing with the potential new zombie hometown... wait, just kidding, it's hard to focus on anything that isn't the TERRIBLE and CRINGEWORTHY Blaine/Peyton/Ravi love triangle. You guys ready for an old fashioned Must Be Tuesday "What the Fuck Are They Thinking?" rant? Because your'e going to get one. Pour yourself a tall glass of something for this one, folks.
Season three begins as we've never known iZombie before: with Clive climbing the character power rankings to #1 and Ravi falling to dead ass last. For some reason, we've piled on the CW Drama (tm) and added a full blown love triangle that torpedos Peyton and Ravi's personalities. In other news, Team Z has grown mercenary-size, and Clive is conflicted. Liv is also there, mostly being cool, good for her. Cheers!