TV Club: Abra abra cadabra, a magic-themed iZombie will reach out and grab ya

If the past few episodes have been iZombie on high gear, “Abra Cadaver” is the show shifting slightly downward and taking a few needed, oxygen-rich breaths to recharge. There are still plenty of moving parts sprinkled throughout the episode—from plot developments in the ongoing arcs to some key relationship developments—but for the most part the concentration is on the magic-themed murder of the week and the kooky brain that comes with it.

For the sake of full disclosure, I must confess: I pretty much hate magic in all of its forms, so a magic-themed murder of the week case was never primed to be my favorite thing simply due to uncontrollable personal bias. To the show’s credit, the folks making it clearly love magic—or at least have a lot of fun poking fun at its clichés—and that affection comes through loud and clear. The best …

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