iZombie may have announced that its fifth season would be their last, but for some cast members, Team Z will last forever. Rahul Kohli, Malcolm Goodwin, and Liv Moore herself, Rose McIver, marked themselves with the classic “i” in their show’s name. While this may not be the most newsworthy of stories, it’s still heartwarming to see. Five seasons are a good amount for a show to still have substantial content, without feeling like it’s dragging on. Regardless, as fans, we see everyone in their roles and stories and forget that one day they won’t be those beloved characters anymore. To see them dedicated to what the show means to them and us, it’s a sight for sore eyes.
This review is a little late, but that might be a good thing. Hopefully, everyone has watched season three’s second episode and this won’t ruin too much for anyone. Even though the threat of human findings out about zombies loomed over the episode, the past week returned to the “brain of the week” format we all know and love. Tragically, the brains were those of a father and teenaged daughter. Fortunately for us, Liv and Major eating said brains were hilarious.
In two days, the third season of CW’s iZombie will premiere. If you haven’t heard about it, I would highly suggest binge-watching the first two seasons on Netflix immediately. For diehard iZombie fans, such as myself; it has been a long and agonizing wait. Season 2’s finale aired on April 12, 2016 and in an act of cruelty, we fans were made to wait a year for the next season.
Do not let this deter you from watching iZombie. If the name of the show doesn’t leave much to be desired, it’s okay. The first season of iZombie came and went without me giving it any thought. It was only into the second season that I caught up on Netflix and was instantly hooked. A fun, adventurous crime drama revolving around an undead zombie is not all this show has to offer. Liv Moore is the heroine that we all need and the supporting characters are just as important to the story.
For most of the two seasons, iZombie has had a “brain of the week” format. Due to her need for brains, the main character Liv works in a morgue with her boss Ravi. And not only does eating a victim’s brain help curb her appetite, it also helps local detective Clive Babineaux catch the killer. Liv also has a best friend in Peyton and her on again off again fiance Major Lilywhite (yep, that’s his name). On top of that, iZombie has possibly one of the best frenemy relationship between Liv and the zombie who turned her, Blaine.
Not to spoil too much, the third season will throw in a new dynamic to iZombie. Not only does everyone in Liv’s inner circle know her zombie secret, but there’s apparently an overwhelming amount of zombies in Seattle. And they have every intention of making the whole world know they exist. On top of her personal relationships and solving crimes, Liv will have to decide whose side she wants to be on: humans or zombies.
iZombie Season 3 airs April 4 – this Tuesday on CW at 9 pm. I promise you, it’s a good time.
iZombie stars Rose McIver as Liv Moore, Rahul Kohli as Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, Malcolm Goodwin as Clive Babineaux, David Anders as Blaine Debeers, Robert Buckley as Major Lilywhite, Aly Michalka as Peyton Charles, and is directed by Rob Thomas (known for Veronica Mars).