Bring him back. The show might not be for the faint-hearted given the heavy but comical violence, but for a show with a grim premise, it has a lot of heart ripped out of chests, but emotional heart too.
The new dark comedy, which premieres today on Netflix, stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as Sheila and Joel, a pair of semi-bored married real estate agents living in California whose lives are upended after Sheila suddenly and inexplicably becomes a zombie—her transformation entails a particularly nasty vomiting fit.
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Then there's Barrymore, who's fun to watch, especially with Olyphant. The personality-deprived landscape makes a perfect foil for Sheila's self-actualization and the irrepressible id that's part of the undead package.
She wants a promise, she wants closure, but this is a big ask. Dan is killed by Joel with a shovel and later eaten by Sheila.
Some of the best exchanges only tangentially rely on the fact that Sheila is undead and has to eat people, meaning she and Joel have to kill others for her to continue living or not living, as the case may be.
At the same time, Abby and Eric were setting off a bomb at a proposed fracking site. Ron, Joel's friend from the psych unit is hilarious. The third season picks up the morning after the events of the second-season finale, in which the Hammonds acquired a disciple Natalie Morales who thinks Sheila is a literal Christian miracle after their activist daughter Abby Liv Hewson and her nervous neighbour Eric Skyler Gisondo blew up a fracking installation in the desert.
All 10 episodes available Friday March 29 on Netflix. This season really peaked with cool-headed Abby Liv Hewson and nervous wreck Eric Skyler Gisondo facing the ramifications of their actions from the end of Season 2 as well, with them targeted by the FBI for committing eco-terrorism on the fracking site.
I just hope they get it. Also great: It's obvious that everybody really enjoyed making this show and it shows in the earnestness of the performances. Having set the very specific tone, creator Victor Fresco set about fine-tuning his absurdist universe in season twowith Joel and Sheila trying to figure out the hows and whys of her condition and keep it from happening to anyone else.
Months later, though, the first advertisements for the series suggested something else was afoot — and that something was interested in eating a foot, or any other body part that might come her way.
Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant have excellent chemistry. The plot can be a little too busy at points. Acting and writing are superb and is laugh-out-loud funny.
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Netflix’s original program Santa Clarita Diet is back for its second season and what a good one it is. The series picks right back off from where the first. Barrymore plays a zombie cannibal in the gory, silly comedy that is packed full of human furballs and farting cadavers.
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