SANTA CLARITA DIET
OVERALL: I never imagined Timothy Olyphant from Justified could be so damn funny!
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.