Santa Clarita Diet Puts the Blood in Bloody


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Santa Clarita Diet is available to stream on Netflix.

Nick Cimino, Staff Writer

What makes two real-estate agents living in California unique? One of them becomes a zombie in a matter of a day. Santa Clarita Diet tells the lives of a normal family until a tragic event in the family may change the way they live forever.  

Sheila and Joel (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) live with their daughter Abby (Liv Hewson), and work as real-estate agents in various neighborhoods. One day, while selling a house to one of their clients, Sheila suddenly vomits all over the house. After this disastrous event, Joel realizes that she has passed out and stopped breathing. When it appears that Sheila may be dead, a miracle occurs as she comes back to life and appears to be completely normal. This is not the case, however, as viewers will soon find out.

After this unexpected calamity, the family attempts to forget about what happened and move on. Soon after, Joel realizes that there is something seriously wrong with his wife. After seemingly coming back to life, Sheila is missing her heartbeat and has a strange craving for meat. Soon, Joel and Sheila find she cannot stand eating anything but raw meat. Who knew things could get much worse in such little time?

After going to a club, Sheila suddenly has the urge to kill and eat a human, specifically a creep named Gary (Nathan Fillion). This takes the series to a whole different level, and viewers are taken on an exhilarating, intense journey of finding new food for Sheila while hiding the journey from their daughter.

Eventually, Abby finds out about the people Sheila and Joel have killed in order to satisfy Sheila’s intense hunger. This discovery causes new divisions and drama among the family, as Abby is disgusted but oddly interested in Sheila’s new food preferences and Joel is on the verge of breaking down from trying to find a cure for Sheila’s situation.

The unique Netflix series, Santa Clarita Diet, will intrigue viewers who enjoy suspense alongside comedy and gory scenes. An intense discovery about a police officer who may not be what he seems, a woman who has very similar characteristics to a zombie, and a crazy spiritual doctor who teaches life lessons in an interesting manner are all included in the captivating show.             

Be sure to check out Santa Clarita Diet, the Netflix original that will leave you laughing, crying, and on the edge of your seat throughout the series.