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Santa Clarita Diet: Season 1 (2017)




Critic Consensus: Santa Clarita Diet serves up an excellent cast, frequent laughs, and an engaging premise -- but the level of gore might not be to everyone's taste.


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The Hammonds—husband Joel (Timothy Olyphant), wife Sheila (Drew Barrymore), and daughter Abby (Liv Hewson)—are a typical middle-class family living in suburban Santa Clarita, with Joel and Sheila working as real-estate agents for the same firm. While showing a house to potential buyers, Sheila throws up a great deal of vomit and a strange red ball of flesh. This causes them to lose the house's listing to their co-worker, the sleazy Gary West (Nathan Fillion). After vomiting, however, Sheila begins to show changes to her personality, becoming bolder and more impulsive. She exhibits physical changes as well, such as the lack of a heartbeat, thickening blood, and a strong craving for raw meat. Their neighbor's son Eric (Skyler Gisondo) suggests that Sheila may have become a zombie, a fact the family soon confirms. The Hammonds now face the challenge of having to keep Sheila fed on human flesh without alerting the authorities, especially their cop neighbors.


Drew Barrymore
as Sheila Hammond
Timothy Olyphant
as Joel Hammond
Liv Hewson
as Abby Hammond
Skyler Gisondo
as Eric Bemis

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All Critics (68) | Top Critics (22)

It's much tamer than something like the irreverent Zombieland or raucous Shaun of the Dead, nor does it have the biting satire of Delicatessen. But that doesn't mean Santa Clarita Diet isn't without teeth. It's wonderfully weird enough to be binge-able.

February 2, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a lighthearted bit of TV that might leave you amused, if not hungry.

February 2, 2017 | Full Review…

Shouldn't a premise like this be grosser, funnier, or more clever? Isn't there something else, just like this, somewhere on Netflix?

February 2, 2017 | Full Review…

It sounds perky, but the reality is amazingly gormless. The comedy is non-existent, and the cast spend their time gurning madly in order to cover for it.

February 16, 2017 | Full Review…

The Santa Clarita Diet is delicious if you've got the stomach for it.

February 10, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

These ten 30-minute episodes are the funniest thing on Netflix since the last episode of The O.A.

February 7, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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