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 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 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.
- 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
- 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
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!
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