We can’t get enough of this hilarious, and admittedly somewhat disturbing, Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet. If you haven’t seen it yet, get ready to binge-watch your weekend away.
After starting off a bit apprehensive about Drew Barrymore’s latest on-screen offering, we’re now completely hooked.
The show tracks the tale of real estate agent Sheila Hammond and her husband Joel, whose lives become increasingly more complicated after Sheila turns into a human-eating zombie. It’s available to stream on Netflix now.
Here are 5 reasons we love the gorgeous – or is that gorey? – new show, Santa Clarita Diet:
• It’s a refreshing new take on some pretty dark themes. Topics like cannibalism, zombies and murder are handled with an unexpectedly light sense of humour – at one point a character mentions finding someone’s face on the floor and you can’t help but laugh. This video is the perfect example of the kind of humour to expect.
• We haven’t seen a lot of delightful comedy actress Drew Barrymore in recent months, so we couldn’t be happier that she’s back and as charming ever. Here she is looking fabulous at the series premiere in February.
• Two words – Timothy Olyphant. He’s best known for his action hero roles in films like Hitman and Live Free or Die Hard, but he slides perfectly into the role of the devoted husband. Plus, he’s pretty easy on the eye.
• It’ll make you feel better about your own life. We all have our problems – work, finances, diets, bosses etc – but it’s unusual to be worrying about where to find the next human meal. No matter how complicated life gets, at least you’re not trying to hide bodies.
— Netflix US (@netflix) February 3, 2017
• Sheila’s can-do attitude. After she gets turned into an ‘undead’ being, Sheila experiences a new lease on life and is re-energized and rejuvenated. Hopefully, you’ll find yourself catching on to her uplifting outlook and heeding her good life advice.
And finally, there’s going to be a second season! The streaming service hasn’t confirmed when we can expect the next instalment of this comedy horror, but it’s rumoured to be early 2018. Here’s hoping!
By features writer, Stephanie van der Plank