So, I haven’t been paying much attention to the upcoming Netflix show Santa Clarita Diet. Based on the title and what little I knew, it seemed like it was going to be something like another Desperate Housewives, which, not interested. This evening, instead of pushing the button for the next episode of The OA, I accidentally hit a button for the Santa Clarita Diet. It’s definitely not Desperate Housewives.
It’s closer to iZombie. Santa Clarita Diet is a dark comedy about a sentient zombie (though that word is offensive in this verse), who needs to keep up a steady diet of human flesh to maintain her prezombie personality. This zombie, Sheila, who happens to be played by Drew Barrymore, is an upper middle class wife and mom with a career as a realtor that she shares with her husband. Her loving husband, Joel (Timothy Olyphant), and daughter, Abby (Liv Hewson), are on board with helping Sheila maintain her new diet.
Netflix releases all episodes of Santa Clarita Diet on Friday, February 3rd.
Since I’ve almost never met a zombie show that I won’t at least check out, I’ll be giving Santa Clarita Diet a shot.
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