iZombie, Season 2 Episode 13: “The Whopper”

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Robert Buckley. Image courtesy of The CW.

I’m almost guaranteed to like a piece of media that uses the Les Miserables soundtrack to end an episode in triumph. One of my favourite parts in season three of Orange Is the New Black was the prison guards singing ‘Do You Hear the People Sing?’ as they decided to unionise, and I similarly loved iZombie‘s use of ‘One Day More,’ as different groups of characters achieved small victories. For Blaine and Major it’s several days more, as Liv, Major and Ravi uncover the missing stock of tainted utopium. They needed that, now that New Hope has died. It’s lucky that Blaine and Major haven’t gone back to being zombies yet, and I’m wondering how much longer it will be until they do. At least they got some face to face time this week, and I’m really looking forward to the rest of the season.

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Season 1 Episode 1: “Josh Just Happens to Live Here!”

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Image courtesy of The CW.

When the CW announced that they’d picked up a show called Crazy Ex-Girlfriend at the upfronts last year, I was worried. Yes, Jane the Virgin isn’t a great title for a show either, but the term “crazy ex-girlfriend” is one that gets thrown around with abandon, usually by men. Thankfully, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is a show written by and starring women. I don’t know how far the show goes towards reappropriating the term, but it’s off to a promising start. I saw the explicit version of the “Sexy Getting Ready Song” on YouTube back when the hsow premiered in the United States, and I wasn’t really a fan of that either, so I just left it. Then Rachel Bloom won a Golden Globe and I decided I really should be watching this show. Luckily it made its Australian premiere on Eleven last week, and I’ve now had a chance to watch it.

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