Netflix's recent original productions have been nothing short of brilliant – but one show that stands out is Santa Clarita Diet. Ahead of the show's third season, we discuss a few reasons why you need to watch it right now.
The horror-comedy series tells the story of the Hammond family: real estate brokers Joel, Sheila and their daughter, Abby. The Hammonds face a series of obstacles when Sheila has a physical transformation into a zombie and starts craving human flesh. They end up spending their days trying to satisfy Sheila's taste for human flesh, while making sure to cover up the trail of occasional and unintentional murders behind them.
Santa Clarita Diet presents a truly unique take on zombies. While shows like The Walking Dead features people being killed with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, Santa Clarita Diet goes for a different kind of gore. Since she has to eat people, Sheila is seen having red smoothies made of human flesh and organs and snacking on fingers like they are a pile of carrots.
The show further examines the newly undead fitting into a human's world, but the heart of it is the family dynamic between the Hammonds – as well as their neighbours in the suburbs.
Sheila and Joel wholeheartedly try to navigate her transformation, while still making sure that they are in constant communication and providing each other with unconditional support. Moreover, despite the changes in their household, they are eager to be the best parents possible to their daughter, even when things get a bit messy.
The first two seasons of the show, starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, are currently streaming on Netflix. Season 3 premieres on March 29.