Since iZombie is a show that’s reliant on the prominent aspects of an individual’s personality to drive any given episode, there’s an inherent risk of the writers leaning into more of a caricature of who that individual was, rather than a personal exploration of what made them who they are; not to mention how they affect Liv and those around her. ‘My Really Fair Lady’ opens with a zany and entertaining musical number, with the incredibly talented Rachel Bloom at the helm, but it had me worried that we were in for an hour of Liv performing show-stoppers in the midst of a criminal investigation. Thankfully, the writers side-stepped any narrative awkwardness by grounding the more outrageous aspects of this theater nut’s brain in a deeply affecting story.
Though the first half of ‘Brainless in Seattle’ ended on a terrifying note, the second half ended up returning to the wackier tone that this two-parter started out on. It was a nice surprise to see the writers focus so heavily on the lighter aspects of the show over a longer narrative stretch, but it does make me wonder if this was a story befitting of two parts.