iZombie continues to find its feet this week, demonstrating its diamond-in-the-rough elements with a decidedly mediocre case of the week, but absolutely superb turns from the subplots and supporting characters.
Meanwhile, in an attempt to stop Major moving in with his new paramour, Liv inadvertently ignites the flames of a beautiful bromance between Ravi and Major as the two become flatmates. Rahul Kohli lights up the screen with his performance each week, and it’s a delight to see his energy bounce off Major. Additionally, it’s a relief to finally find a reason for Major to stick around each week. He has been the odd one out for the past three episodes, but tying him to Ravi allows for a new dynamic and a more plausible reason for Liv to continue to see him.
It’s a shame that the overarching sense this week was ‘I wonder what everyone else is up to’ while Liv attempted to discover the truth about Clive’s past, but it’s ultimately forgivable from such a new show. While the case-of-the-week formula is currently the necessary framework on which the fascinating character dynamics hang, there’s always hope that a Season Two could rectify this. iZombie remains an ambitious, engaging new show. While there remain bumps in the road, it shows every sign of overcoming them as it matures and learns from its mistakes. It’s definitely a show to stick with.