Netflix has introduced viewers to their new dark comedy “Santa Clarita Diet” starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. The show was created by Victor Fresco, the man behind “Better of Ted.”
Barrymore and Olyphant take on the roles of married real estate agents Sheila and Joel. They live ordinary lives until Sheila dies after a long round of vomiting that occurs during a house showing. For some unknown reason, she comes back to “life” supercharged and ready to devour human flesh.
Sheila discovers she has no pulse and her blood as turned into a tar-like substance. A stunned Joel, for his part, struggles with his new role as Sheila’s provider while attempting to avoid becoming her partner-in-crime. In the meantime, Sheila becomes addicted to fresh meat after eating a co-worker. Sheila and Joel quickly realize that sourcing flesh for her appetite will be difficult — and messy — and both decide that proactive action must be taken.
Taking a page from “Dexter,” the new series focuses on devouring people that are “deserving” in successive episodes. The happy couple actively discuss who deserves to get devoured, with Joel realistically concluding, “I guess the prototype would be young, single Hitler.” Continue reading at Communities Digital News