Stars: Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Liv Hewson
An odd mix of The Walking Dead and Weeds, Santa Clarita Diet finds average realtor and mother Sheila Hammond (Drew Barrymore) turning into a zombie, and explores the drastic lengths her family will go to protect her. Timothy Olyphant is especially great as Sheila’s husband, Joel, mixing solid comedic timing with believable affection for his wife who’s going through the unbelievable. Santa Clarita Diet is ostensibly a family comedy, but don’t watch it if you have a weak stomach: there’s a ludicrous amount of blood and gore, used to both comedic and unsettling effect. Santa Clarita Diet is a singular comedy/horror mashup that is definitely worth a watch.