Netflix is ramping up, rather than slowing down, its productions of original programs, and many of the newest shows are proving to be excellent. Hot on the heels of critically acclaimed show The Crown, about the early days of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, comes the new comedy/horror hybrid Santa Clarita Diet, starring Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore. This show has a lot to recommend, and we urge our loyal readers to check it out. To help convince you, we’ve come up with this list of the 10 reasons why you should watch the Netflix original, Santa Clarita Diet.
10. It’s a Fresh Take on the Zombie Genre
We love the zombie genre as much as the next person, but it has been a little overdone lately. And while we appreciate the seriousness with which shows such as The Walking Dead take the subject matter, we also enjoy some humor mixed in with zombie culture. After all, comedy has always mixed well with zombies – just look at Shaun of the Dead or Zombieland. We could argue that zombies are more suited to a combination of comedy and humor than any other subgenre of horror. There have certainly been more comedy pieces made about zombies than werewolves, for example. And Santa Clarita Diet gets it right with its mix of comedy, horror, and frights. The end result is that the show feels like a fresh take on the zombie genre.