Santa Clarita Diet

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  • TV-MA
  • 2017
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.8  (75,032)

Santa Clarita Diet is a horror-comedy show on Netflix starring Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, and Liv Hewson. It revolves around the lives of Joel and Sheila Hammond, a couple who work as real estate agents in Santa Clarita, a suburb of Los Angeles. Their mundane lives take an unexpected turn after Sheila undergoes a transformation that leaves her craving human flesh.

The show begins with the Hammonds leading normal lives, albeit with some underlying tension in their marriage. Joel (Olyphant) is content with his job and life, while Sheila (Barrymore) feels stuck in a rut. Things get weird after Sheila suddenly becomes violently ill and dies, only to come back to life with an newfound appetite for raw meat. With the help of their quirky daughter Abby (Hewson), they must navigate the challenges of their new reality while keeping it a secret from the rest of the world.

One of the most standout aspects of the show is its unique blend of horror and comedy. Despite its gory premise, the show finds humor in the absurdity of the situations the characters find themselves in. Barrymore is especially great at balancing Sheila's insatiable appetite with her desire to maintain her everyday life. Olyphant's portrayal of Joel as a reluctant participant in his wife's transformation adds an interesting dynamic to the show's central relationship. Hewson's Abby serves as a grounding force for her parents, helping them navigate their new reality while still trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy.

Another standout aspect of the show is its world-building. The showrunners do an excellent job of creating a believable alternate universe where vampires, werewolves, and zombies exist alongside humans. The show cleverly plays with expectations regarding these creatures, offering fresh takes on familiar tropes. For example, Sheila's transformation is not entirely explained, making her more of a Frankenstein's monster than a traditional zombie. This lack of explanation adds to the show's overall sense of absurdity and humor.

As the show progresses, it introduces new characters and situations that propel the story forward. New relationships are formed, old ones are tested, and the stakes get higher with each passing episode. Despite its seemingly niche premise, Santa Clarita Diet manages to stay fresh throughout its three-season run. It's a testament to the show's excellent writing and strong performances that it manages to keep viewers engaged and invested in the Hammonds' lives.

Overall, Santa Clarita Diet is a must-watch show for fans of horror-comedy. Its unique blend of humor and gore makes it a standout in the crowded TV landscape. It features strong performances from its central cast, excellent world-building, and a story that keeps viewers hooked until the very end. While it's a shame the show was canceled after three seasons, it leaves behind a legacy as one of the most inventive and entertaining shows of its time.

Santa Clarita Diet is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (30 episodes). The series first aired on January 3, 2017.

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The Cult of Sheila
10. The Cult of Sheila
March 29, 2019
Joel and Sheila have a scary man's undivided attention. Abby and Eric are surprised by hungry visitors. A troublesome trio crashes the Hammonds' party.
9. Zombody
March 29, 2019
Joel's eager to nail his interview and become a Knight of Serbia, but Sheila keeps salting his game. Meanwhile, Abby hits the town with a new friend.
8. Forever!
March 29, 2019
A twist in the FBI's investigation takes Eric and Abby by surprise. Sheila introduces Jean to a new diet. Joel tries to trick the ever-elusive Ron.
A Specific Form of Recklessness
7. A Specific Form of Recklessness
March 29, 2019
Sheila's got a plan: turn Jean undead so she'll be around to meet her grandkid. Joel's not on board, but this train has already left the station.
The Chicken and the Pear
6. The Chicken and the Pear
March 29, 2019
To stop the Knights of Serbia, one must become a Knight of Serbia. That's Joel's logic, anyway. Meanwhile, Sheila and Abby see another side of Jean.
Belle and Sebastian Protect the Head
5. Belle and Sebastian Protect the Head
March 29, 2019
Joel and Sheila engage in a battle of wits (well, kind of) with Tommy. Ron shares his plans. Lisa is forced to -- ugh -- get serious.
More of a Cat Person
4. More of a Cat Person
March 29, 2019
Joel's feeling pressured to join the undead club. Meanwhile, Ramona wants Eric, the FBI wants answers, and poor Mr. Ball Legs wants some attention.
We Let People Die Every Day
3. We Let People Die Every Day
March 29, 2019
Sheila and Joel want Anne out of their business. Hey, good luck with that. Also, Eric laments his heroics, and a woman's life hinges on potato salad.
2. Knighttime
March 29, 2019
Sheila and Joel meet a knight and Anne lays down the law. Plus, there's a rumor going 'round that Eric and Abby are k-i-s-s-i-n-g. Ooooooh!
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
March 29, 2019
God, why me? That's what Sheila wants to know. Meanwhile, Joel feels a smidge threatened, Anne spreads the gospel, and Abby and Eric pretend to date.
Where to Watch Santa Clarita Diet
Santa Clarita Diet is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Santa Clarita Diet on demand at Netflix.
  • Premiere Date
    January 3, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (75,032)