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'iZombie': What we're 'full-on' in love with

Season 1 | Episode 2 “Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?” | Aired Mar 24, 2015

We liked last week’s pilot—but this week felt like a show we could love, and David Anders might just be why. Liv is a fantastic character, and her inescapable development is exciting to watch each week, with a new part of herself opening up with every new brain she eats. The introduction of bad boy Blaine DeBeers (David Anders), though, is what will take the show to the level it strives to be.

Yes, we may be partial to this because we are fans of David Anders and knew his wit would catapult everyone else’s character into being that much better, but introducing another zombie character is exciting in itself. Everyone loves a good backstory, and seeing how Blaine’s past human life is affecting his new zombie one is enticing—especially because he is/was a drug dealer. Let’s dive into some of the reasons we’re “full-on” in love love with iZombie. (“Full-on” is a way better term than “raging out” for bloodthirsty zombie mode—don’t you agree?)

Blaine rocks as the show’s big bad. We can’t say it enough—this character is awesome. Liv said it herself this episode: Thanks to the zombie meatballs in her spaghetti, she feels more in some ways being dead than she ever did as a human. How do brains affect Blaine—the same way they do to Liv? We’re “dying” to know. With his wit, sass, and bad-boy intentions, how hilarious would it be if Blaine ate the brain of a teenage girl and suddenly become a One Direction fangirl hellbent on becoming prom queen? (You’re welcome, Rob Thomas).

Not only does Blaine provide the banter Liv’s character needs to make her even more lovable, but he’s sharp and intelligent. Turning a bored, wealthy, and lonely socialite into a zombie so he can sell her grade-D brains every week? Genius! It seems that Blaine’s business savvy carried on through his transition—as well as his ambition. We can’t wait for the reveal on who the current underground drug kingpin is and the lengths Blaine will go to take him/her over.

Also—this line will never get old.


















Major not being a major baby. (Okay, like you didn’t expect us to use that joke at some point.) Last week’s episode didn’t leave us too impressed with Major. He seemed way too nice and understanding of Liv’s transition from J. Crew to Hot Topic, and there’s no guy that perfect. Well, except for this one:








Major even brought over a box of her stuff—and gave her the juicer! What guy gives up the juicer in a breakup? A damn near too-good-to-be-true one, that’s who. But this week, Major reached his breaking point. After six months of pining for her love—subtle or not—Major couldn’t take the “full-on” passion of Javi Abano’s brain mojo. When Liv ODed on Javi’s brain and made a late-night booty call to Major’s house, she got the exact opposite of what she wanted. Major kicked her out after he told her she was selfish, broke his heart, and can’t have him whenever she pleases.










Liv leaves, and when the passion wears off she realizes how the last six months must have affected Major, and how she never really appreciated him when they were together when she was alive. Is Liv more “alive” as a (dead) zombie? We guess there’s nothing that will make you question your poor life choices more than becoming the undead. Who knew becoming a zombie would be so soul-cleansing?

The scooby gang is coming together. Detective Babineaux, Liv, and Ravi are starting to form as the show’s scooby gang, and we couldn’t be more excited. Ravi’s quirkiness combined with Babineaux’s semi-seriousness are perfect complements for Liv’s character. The three of them all have a common goal, too—to find the bad guy. Ravi may not be as keen to catch who broke into the cookie jar every week as Liv, but because he’s fascinated with whatever she is, he’ll be there to help.

That it really was the spouse. This show isn’t about solving the crime (sort of). What makes this show different from other crime shows, other than the zombie angle, is that the main focus is on discovering and building these characters. What internal battles are they having, how will they grow—or fall? This episode wasn’t about Javi’s infidelities and the fatal price he paid for them; it was about Liv discovering passion and in turn discovering her past faults.

What will Liv do next? Will she try to rebuild her relationship with Major? We have a bad feeling that Blaine may get in the way of that. There’s no better way to get what you want from someone than dangling the life of a person they love in front of them.

Sound off with your thoughts for next week! And check out this GIF-tastic moment from the episode:























Until next time … #FangsOut


Liz and Lindi (TeamTSD)

iZombie airs Tuesday nights at 9/8C on The CW.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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