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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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 (70) | Top Critics (25)

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.

Feb 2, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

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…

If you've ever entertained the question of how you'd kill your boyfriend if he was infected with a zombie virus, Santa Clarita Diet knows how to whet your appetite.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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