Santa Clarita Diet: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1
Santa Clarita Diet

Critics 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.



Critic Ratings: 73

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Feb 3, 2017
Air date: Feb 3, 2017
Air date: Feb 3, 2017
Air date: Feb 3, 2017
Air date: Feb 3, 2017
Air date: Feb 3, 2017
Air date: Feb 3, 2017
Air date: Feb 3, 2017
Air date: Feb 3, 2017
Air date: Feb 3, 2017

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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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Critic Reviews for Santa Clarita Diet Season 1

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (26)

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

Feb 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?

Feb 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.

Feb 16, 2017 | Full Review…

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

Feb 10, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

Feb 7, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Comedy, while subjective, still necessitates connection, and Santa Clarita Diet severs the tether too many times. Such superficiality may be good for a quick jolt, but it won't satisfy you when the meal's over.

Feb 3, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Drew Barrymore shines in a stylised affair that revels in a refreshing juxtaposition of viscera with middle-class suburbia.

Feb 27, 2019 | Full Review…

This show isn't going to be for everyone, but if you're looking for something along the lines of iZombie or Warm Bodies, but a little more realistic, it could be your new favorite show.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…

The show takes time to find its footing, but once it does, it's pretty funny and entertaining.

Jan 31, 2019 | Full Review…

Shocking, strange, and subversive, Santa Clarita Diet is an impressive, fresh comedy - just do not watch it while you're eating.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

The show still works because Santa Clarita Diet is a madcap piece of storytelling even if it's not always as funny or horrific as intended.

Oct 31, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It is nice to see a TV show come out that shows a woman leading and living her best life, having friends of all backgrounds, and having a family that loves her-even though she is a zombie.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Santa Clarita Diet: Season 1

  • May 12, 2019
    I watched all of it and I have to say. Utter trash. Honestly talk about making pathetic character development, everyone is borederline psychotic and the men are either just bad people or weak wimps. I was really getting into it but politics ruins it all.
  • May 10, 2019
    Please bring the show back.
  • Apr 28, 2019
    Immediately binge-worthy show! I binged thee tire first season in 24 hours and had to take a break for a bit because of school and work...we've been VERY MIVH enjoying season 2&3 recently and look forward to the next release SO MUCH (even my younger kids!)
  • Apr 28, 2019
    Brilliant show, excellent unique comedy that keeps you coming back for more. Definitely one to binge watch.
  • Apr 27, 2019
    Great show! Unique and refreshing!
  • Apr 27, 2019
    Netflix wake tf up. Why would you cancel this show?
  • Apr 27, 2019
    Funny, fast moving and clever
  • Apr 24, 2019
    Excelente serie en todo sentido
  • Apr 20, 2019
    This season started a little slow, but around episode three is when I really got sucked in. Hilarious dialogue and lovable characters; this is one of my new favorite shows.
  • Apr 12, 2019
    Amazingly funny...The cast is incredible and the chemistry between Barrymore and Olyphant is amazing!!! Great idea and plot.

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