I know I said I was going to cover iZombie this season, but this episode “Grumpy Old Liv,” left me uninspired. So much so, I wasn’t going to write about it. As it is, it’s taken me almost a week to post.
What did you think? Did you feel the season premiere was a little dull, too? Perhaps it’s because a so much time was spent building the over-arching scenarios for season 2; you know, much like series pilots are exposition-heavy by necessity. We had to learn that Liv’s brother Evan survived, but wants nothing to do with her because she refused to donate her blood (like they’d take it anyway); that Blaine now runs a funeral home-slash-Utopia den; and that cured zombies (all two of them*) have a spidey-sense. for zombies *Oops, I take that back. There are three cured zombies—I forgot zombie-rat.
What happens in the Time Vault, stays in the Time Vault.
For an episode with The Big Reveal (that Harrison Wells is a guy from the future named Eobard Thawn), “The Trap” it felt a bit underwhelming. (Which is why this post is a tad late.) The Little Reveal, that of Iris realizing Barry is The Flash, was much more satisfying.
Reminiscent of an episode of Lost, one or two questions were answered while 45 others were raised. Perhaps those of you familiar with The Flash from DC Comics lore know the answers. Or do you? If the television show creators have tweaked the story, then you might be in the same boat as the rest of us. If so, ha-ha.
(There is a poll is after the break, so be sure to click it.)
If you’re looking for insights into the DC Universe, read no further. No really. Read No Further. Is this Peek-a-Boo character a real DC villain? Don’t know. Obviously, Grodd is important. He was teased in a previous episode, yet I remain as clueless as ever. (Although The Hollywood Reporter did a nice job of filling in some specifics.)
Iris, meet Linda. Jealous yet?
Instead, let’s look at how our regulars stacked up this week. The race for the #1 spot was this><close this week. But… heroes will out.
So many shows, only one night. My poor DVR can’t keep up. Which means I sometimes must resort to OnDemand. It’s nice that it’s available, but the broadcast networks won’t let you fast-forward through the commercials. It’s like watching television c. 1980!
It was covered in Round-up #2. but is included here for continuity. It’s not the first show of the evening, nor is it currently first in my watching priority. Heck, I haven’t even watched “Paper Moon” (1004) yet. Depending on how the season pans out, it may deserve its own post.
The S.T.A.R. Labs Stars: not a softball team
Do you ever watch a show and suddenly realize you’ve got a silly grin on your face? Turns out I’m not the only one. I’m not in the CW’s target demographic, yet I’m totally enjoying this show. It’s engaging on many levels.
There’s something about Grant Gustin that immediately pulls you in. I don’t know if it’s his “boy next door” persona, or the “dorky nerd” vibe, but he is Barry Allen, chronically late forensics scientist by day, fastest man alive by night.