TV Club: Liv has erotica on the brain on iZombie

“Fifty Shades of Grey Matter” is one of those iZombie episodes where the rest of the stories are so interesting that every time they cut back to the case of the week, it feels like a bit of a letdown. Not that the case was terrible—its biggest flaw is not that it’s boring, but that it’s simply much too thin—but it struggles to keep up the momentum of the more crucial, long-term developments happening around it.

That the case falls more on the side of “just fine” in the grand scheme of the show’s murder-of-the-week plots is kind of surprising, considering how cool some of the details are—particularly that the murder weapon is poisoning by way of water hemlock. If killing someone in fiction can be considered fun, water hemlock is the definite way to do it. Not only is hemlock fun to say …

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