Netflix Series of The Week: The Santa Clarita Diet!

Hiya Gamers, Geeks and Friends! It’s that time again for our Netflix Series of the Week! This week I have binge watched “The Santa Clarita Diet.” Let’s jump right into my thoughts! During the first 3 minutes of the series I honestly wanted to stop watching, yet stayed true to creating a well informed review. So glad I didn’t turn the series off! Even though I’m not a Drew Barrymore fan, the series literally made me laugh out loud! It’s a bit cheesy and predictable but a great way to pass the time. Set in lively California some interesting themes about drug legality, dirty cops and eccentric housewives are littered throughout the show. The show can get a little vulgar with language and innuendos so I would not recommend watching with children. Without further adieu, let’s jump into the story line!

Premise- Married couple Joel and Sheila Hammond  are Suburban, joint realtors who live with their daughter Abby in Santa Clarita, California.  Sheila, after a very grotesque series of intense vomiting started changing her personality santa and really craving life! The diagnosis: Sheila is a zombie and craves raw meat. Her cravings start with raw beef and chicken and slowing develop to a taste for flesh. How can she live the traditional Suburban life with her new appetite? With the dedication of her husband Joel that’s how.

The Hammond family live in between 2 cops a Sheriff of Los Angeles named Dan and an Officer of the city named Rick. Both cops have their own opinions on what law enforcement should be and both despise each other! Abby has to adjust to her new “Normal” while balancing school and hiding her family’s secret. She becomes friends with Dan’s step son Eric who loves technology. Eric and santa3 Abby play prominent roles in the series assisting Joel and Sheila with the cover up. You will be following the family through their daily lives of trying to stay normal.

“What if I’ve tasted human flesh and now I can’t go back? What if ______ was just not fresh enough? -Sheila.”

I’ve really enjoyed the series after giving it a fair chance and not immediately turning it off. You can expect 10 episodes of about 30 minutes so it is a quick series to binge watch. Check out my top reasons to “Play” or “Skip” The Santa Clarita Diet below.

Play:

  • Comedic showing of life as a Zombie in Suburban California
  • Interesting plot lines and characters to follow
  • Brilliant setting and colors that are conducive with the story

Skip:

  • The acting style of drew Barrymore. (As mentioned I’m not a fan because her characters are the same, however, it does fit this comedy).
  • You’re not into the cheesy acting and over dramatization of situations
  • You’re looking for a more serious and believable show
  • Vulgarity and suggestive themes

Click Here For The Trailer!

Thank you for tuning in to this week’s Netflix Series of the Week! Have you watched Santa Clarita Diet? If so what did you think about it? Which Netflix Original Series have you watched? Feel free to comment below and recommend any Netflix series of your choice. Let’s talk binge TV!

-Luna 🙂

 

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12 thoughts on “Netflix Series of The Week: The Santa Clarita Diet!

  1. Yay! I’d really been looking forward to this review since you’d mentioned it in one of our chats. It’s good to know before I eventually get around to watching it that it gets much better with time and is worth sticking out. 🙂 I’d hate to give up on a good show too soon.

    Since you asked which Netflix shows your readers have watched I’ll list mine here:
    Hemlock Grove (watched all 3 seasons; loved the first 2, the 3rd one not so much unfortunately.)
    Orange Is the New Black (currently catching up on the last season.)
    Stranger Things (looooved the first season, eagerly awaiting season 2.)
    A Series of Unfortunate Events (still have 2 episodes to finish the first season.)
    Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (hilarious, I loved it.)

    I’m also really, really excited for Bill Nye Saves the World, which will be up on Netflix in April.

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    • Thank you for your comment! Yes, I was so not feeling the first few minutes just because of my own personal bias. But I tell you I was DYINGGGG laughing throughout the series. Definitely worth a watch of at least the 1st episode. Is Hemlock Grove really good? I wanted to watch it but never got around to it.
      I haven’t heard of the Bill Nye Saved the world series so now I’m definitely excited. Today Season 2 of the series I did last week (Seven Deadly Sins) released. I think next week I may do Pacific Heat or the new Anime, I want to say its 009 or something. 🙂

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      • Nice! I’m glad you reminded me about season 2 of Seven Deadly Sins because I have a horrible memory and had already forgotten! lol
        Yeah, I really enjoyed watching Hemlock Grove with my bestie. We binge watched the hell out of that show. It is very strange, disturbing at times, and leaves you with a lot more questions than answers, but is really addicting, especially for horror fans. Season 3 was a little too far out there though, unfortunately. The big shocker at the end of season 2 led into way too many “um, wtf? Really??” kind of moments in the third and final season. Still worth the watch overall though, in my opinion. It’s a show I could see a lot of people disliking though so I rarely recommend it to anyone unless I know they like that kind of stuff. It’s cool too if you’ve done your homework on some of the lesser known legends and folklore of different cultures. I can appreciate when a show or book does that. It had a lot of moments that had me totally geeking out for little things in the show just because it showed me that the writers did their research. It’s based off a book, so I’ll probably wind up checking that out sometime to see how the show compares to it. 🙂

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