Santa Clarita Diet (tv show)

SANTA CLARITA DIET

DETAILS:

Stars: Drew BarrymoreTimothy OlyphantLiv Hewson
Based on: “The Man in the High Castle”, by Phillip K Dick
Original Network: Netflix
First episode date: November 20, 2015

OVERALL: I never imagined Timothy Olyphant from Justified could be so damn funny!

STORYLINE

Sheila and Joel are married real estate agents in Santa Clarita, California. When Sheila dies, their lives take a dark turn.

BREAKDOWN BY SEASON

SEASON 1 & 2

Worth it? Yes

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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