Santa Clarita Diet (seasons 1 and 2)

Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant star in this Netflix-original series as married realtors, Sheila and Joel, who are living a quiet life, raising their teenage daughter in Santa Clarita, Calif. Their world unexpectedly changes when Sheila dies and becomes a zombie, a cute hungry and sometimes feral zombie.

The show is a lot better then I would expected. I wouldn’t have thought that either actor would do well in a 30 minute comedy based on keeping the wife fed, looking for a cure (thanks Serbia) and from being discovered. The show can be gory, can be crass but is almost always funny. There are a ton of guest stars as well, all in memorable roles. I am looking at you Nathan Fillion (GARY!).

The show is even good enough that I enjoy the teenager subplots involving their daughter and daughter’s geeky best friend. The show also kept what made it good in the second season and improved it. I am looking forward to season 3 already.

Pros: Great writing, acting and humor.

Cons: Starting to get a lot of secondary characters, I hope they don’t keep up increasing it in Season 3.

 

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