Critic Consensus: Santa Clarita Diet rides the momentum of its freshman season with non-stop comedic gore and a big heart that bleeds -- profusely -- for its lovable characters.
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If Santa Clarita Diet is going to succeed with self-awareness, it needs to give Joel and Sheila as many honest, joke-breaking scenes as their daughter (Abby still feels like the only real character on the show), and it needs to amp up the insanity.
Instead, it remains as static and unyielding as it's possible for a 10-episode comedy series to be.
...there's something nice about seeing a family sticking by each other through thick and thin, even when their matriarch is using a human heart as a stress ball.
The writing remains very crisp and the action is punctuated by the show's comically theatrical gore. It is a reliably amusing series, and its return is very welcome.
Attempts to conceal the latter's murderous undead appetite, but adds more than a few wrinkles of its own unique zombie mythology and leans harder on its stellar support cast.
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