Santa Clarita Diet Season 1 Episode 6: Attention to Detail Recap


Sheila and Joel have done the thing that criminals always do, and they really need to learn not to do, if they’re going to become serial killers: returned to the scene of the crime. They’re still having the “did she or didn’t she” debate about Loki. When you’re married, some disagreements are just never-ending.

Sheila thinks she didn’t accidentally bite Loki, because she didn’t get that satisfying tingle that she gets when she draws blood for a kill. In her vagina. Joel tries not to be disturbed by his wife’s new murder kink, but the compromises that he’s making for the marriage are adding up quickly. Even with frequent, adventurous sex, he’s having trouble keeping up with the rapid fire changes and new demands. He blames himself for letting Loki escape. Sheila reassures Joel that she loves him for who he is, not who he thinks he should be. And Loki has clearly skipped town.

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Santa Clarita Diet Season 1 Episode 5: Man Eat Man Recap


Today seems like a good day to get back to recapping the show about sentient, flesh-eating, undead realtors who live in the suburbs, doesn’t it? Between sweeps and the  crimes ethics violations antics of the current resident of the White House*, it’s been hard to find time for this show. Let’s see if they’ve solved their food shortage and health care issues yet. Those rare chronic illnesses that insurance won’t cover and doctors dismiss can be devastating for families in so many ways.

Abby enjoyed her ride on Rick’s bike in the last episode so much that she’s decided to try to fix up her dad’s old high school motorcycle. She finds it in the family storage unit, along with the body of the week in the freezer. Oops. Parenting mistake #212. You have to do a certain amount of baby-proofing, no matter how old your kids are.

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Santa Clarita Diet Season 1 Episode 4: The Farting Sex Tourist Recap


Good morning! It’s a beautiful day in Santa Clarita. Sheila has her freezer full of fresh smoothie fixings, and we’re serenaded by the Puppini Sisters while she works the blender. Then it’s time for a brisk walk with the neighborhood wives.

Unfortunately, not everyone is enjoying life as much as Sheila is today. Alondra wants to follow John Legend on tour, but being a new mom is cramping her style. Lisa’s sex life is boring. Is anyone surprised that Dan treats sex like a military operation? Sheila advises them both to live life to the fullest, have more fun, give it the full Oprah! Lisa and Alondra notice how different Sheila is lately. She attributes it to her new, protein rich diet.

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Santa Clarita Diet Season 1 Episode 3: We Can Kill People Recap


This episode picks up the morning after episode 2. Sheila proves that she’s the best mombie in town by worrying about how her new undead status is affecting Abby’s mental health. Joel is more concerned with the need to kill someone so that Sheila can eat, but he’s still insensitively consuming an omelet for breakfast in front of her. She reminds him that parenthood is everyday, and she hasn’t eaten in two days.

Abby breezes through on her way to school and Starbucks. Sheila and Joel decide to implement regular family dinner nights so that they can check in with Abby every evening. They tell Abby that Sheila will be eating poultry and beef from now on. Abby is not thrilled that her parents want to keep a closer eye on her.

Sheila and Joel get down to the business of planning their first murder as a couple. The ideal candidate is a young Hitler, someone evil and unattached. They need to get organized.

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Santa Clarita Diet Season 1 Episode 2: We Can’t Kill People! Recap


Joel and Sheila have driven out into the desert to dispose of Gary’s remains. Sheila’s gossiping about friends who might sell their house. She’s excited about the listing. Joel seems a bit tense. They have a Rubbermaid bin full of Gary, but Sheila couldn’t find the lid. They have an argument about the lost lid that has been had by every single cohabitating couple since the invention of Tupperware. They might be the first ones to have it over a container holding the body parts of a coworker. Let’s hope so, for our peace of mind.

Another car appears in the desert. They rush to push Gary toward the hole they’ve been digging, but without a lid, he slops over the sides and ends up all over the place. Joel and Sheila prove how strong their marriage is by putting aside the argument and shoving the Gary mush toward the hole together. The other car pulls right up in front of them. By now, they’re covered in blood, holding shovels, and surrounded by a bloody mess on the ground. Joel suggests they act casual. They should pretend to be helpful Mormons who’ve stopped to clean up a murder site. Mormons do have a reputation for being helpful during crises. It could happen.

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Santa Clarita Diet Season 1 Episode 1: So Then a Bat or a Monkey Recap


Santa Clarita Diet is Netflix’s latest offering. It stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as a pair of upper middle class,  married, suburban realtors who live in sunny Southern California. They are devoted to each other, and seem to be living the American dream, until something goes terribly wrong. But this couple has a can-do spirit and a willingness to work through their problems together, which is frankly refreshing to see on a TV series these days.

What goes wrong and threatens to ruin their nearly perfect lives, you ask? Well, Sheila, the wife, dies during a house showing and comes back as a zombie. Now she needs to eat people to survive. And her impulse control is nearly nonexistent. Other than that, she feels great!! Better than ever, in fact. As long as she doesn’t get too hungry.

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Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet: Trailers and Promotional Posters


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.

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