Alli and Mary are taking a brief break from the medium of television to dive into the oft-discussed, completely beloved and never beaten realm of STAR WARS. We're going original release order, starting with sass-master Leia, reluctant-hero Han and innocently hopeful Luke in A New Hope. Ever had a favorite pair of pajamas you curl up in on a rainy day? Yeah, this is the movie equivalent. Tip a little booze in your blue milk and join us. Cheers!
We've reached the end of iZombie, a show that had the potential to be some fun escapist fantasy and never really hit the mark. After seasons of impressive finales, the final season's feels like a true limp to the finish. We gets some spy drama, some death drama, some kill drama. In the end, Blaine gets pushed down a well and left to his fate, Ravi is finally the most famous cure boy, Peyton and Clive have professional success, and Liv and Major stay in a weird non-aging zombie parenthood. Stay tuned for Star Wars coming up next! Cheers to that.
Trigger Warning: There's discussion of rape as a plot device throughout this episode.
As suddenly and pointlessly as Liv's dad enters her life and the storyline, he leaves. Thought you were going to get some interesting emotional drama with Liv? Nope, not on this show! The rest of Liv's family skedaddles too. Blaine is still around, not being a strong antagonist and not being much of anything else, either. Our girl Peyton is out here living her best life, and that's the best thing we can really say about these episodes. Grab a drink and join our bitching! Cheers.
Remember in the early season of iZombie, when we'd ask a question or nitpick something and then the show would answer a few eps later? And we gave them so many snaps for that? Well, the show does it again here, but inverted to be cringe-y and terrible. Hey, did you know Liv's family is still around? Also, she has a dad? And he's both Beanpole Bob AND the Big Bad Zombie Metal Head? Well, anyway, that's going on. Blaine almost gets his comeuppance, but the show chickens the eff out and nothing really changes. Sigh. Drink.
This week Alli and Mary discuss the beginning of the final season of iZombie. Unfortunately, the first four episodes underwhelm. The season is messy, getting a bit too big for it's britches with social messaging, committing to exactly nothing while comparing itself to everything. Tonally, we're dealing with a sobbing Major juxtaposed with a dance competition juxtaposed with a who's the daddy pregnancy soap opera. This show can be better, so why isn't it? Grab a drink, you'll need it.