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iZombie: Season 4 Bites Back
As the zombified comedy-drama returns for a fourth season, TV Critic Phoebe Hughes-Broughton reviews a great premiere, if a little disappointing standalone episode of iZombie
This March, iZombie is back and as brain-hungry as ever. The premiere episode of the fourth season released on Netflix on February 27th, with just as much humour and mystery as we've come to expect from this show.
“For those new to it, the show has a Zombieland meets Pushing Daisies vibe
Season four opens a few months after the culmination of the previous series, in a newly walled-off and zombie-run Seattle. The first episode primarily revolves around the murder of a zombie-hating Seahawks fan, found dead in the grinder of the brain factory where he works. Having Liv eat the brains of a zombie-hater makes for an interesting dynamic throughout the show, and plenty of humour as she is the most outwardly-appearing zombie around and yet she keeps professing to hate them. The other main aspect of the victim's personality, his Seahawks obsession, begins to wear thin throughout the episode though – besides the plot point that he could have been killed by a fan of a rival team, the repetitive joke of how extreme Liv's fandom for the team has become is a little tired by the end.
“By this point in the show, Liv and her crime solving barely even seem like the main plot point anymore
“It's a great start to what promises to be a good season
All in all, it's a great start to what promises to be a good season, but as a standalone episode this definitely isn't the best the show has ever put out.
New episodes of iZombie are released every Tuesday on Netflix.