Review: iZombie ‘Even Cowgirls get the Black and Blues’ – Just Alright

The second season of iZombie loves a few certain things. Sympathetic villains, over the top personas, and torturing Major. So what happens when the first two are ignored and a focus is put on the third? We get an okay episode.


I guess it wasn’t a bad episode, it’s better than last weeks in just about every way, but it wasn’t a very memorable episode either. Unlike the previous episode, which was either really high or really low in terms of quality, this episode was a flat line ‘eh’.

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The seasons plotlines got a bit of development, Peyton’s working on hunting down ‘Mr. Boss’ with little success for the most part. Blaine’s having trouble getting the special Utopium from the guy that cut it. Liv and Major’s relationship ended and then started again. Peyton made friends with Blaine. Gilda and Major hooked up. Quite a bit happened, but not much of it was very compelling.

That said, a new character was introduced (an FBI agent stepping in on the local police’s turf, how original) and she was a blast. With a wonderful balance of snark and intelligence, every minute she was on-screen was an enjoyable minute. While her character was loads of fun, we have yet to see her impact on the story, and more specially the Major. Regardless, I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us.

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The episode’s mystery however was really disappointing. There were many twists and turns, and by the end it seemed like we had finally found our murderer, and he was one of these sympathetic villains season 2 is pretty fond of, but instead it turned out to be a random break in that turned lethal. Which, like last weeks as well, wasn’t very satisfying at all. The show tried to pass it off as being realistic, that not all murders have a great story behind them, but I’m watching a show about a zombie that solves crimes with her brain-visions, I didn’t come here for realism! I came for a good narrative story, which this was not.

GJ Corban
GJ Corban
Hi there, I'm GJ Corban, that stands for Gregory Jr., but I've been accidentally called CJ, DJ, JJ, and even Jesus... thrice. Other than that I'm just a guy obsessed with storytelling and the culture and news that surround it.