Binge-worthy: ‘Santa Clarita Diet’
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – These days, zombie shows come a dime a dozen, and with so many stories on the walking dead out there, it’s easy to see why one might skip the genre altogether in favor of a more lively subject matter. But if there’s any material in the zombie genre that you shouldn’t miss, it's Santa Clarita Diet – the Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant starrer that’ll charm you in the most twisted way, all the way to the season finale.
Also, the show’s second season is going to be released soon, and Drew and Timothy are coming to Manila on March 12 to attend the red-carpet premiere at SM Megamall Fashion Hall. There really is no better time than now to start bingeing on the show’s first season.
What it’s about: Shiela (Drew Barrymore) and Joel Hammond (Timothy Olyphant) are as unremarkable as they come: Real estate agents with their suburban home, grassy lawn, and angsty teenage daughter, the suburban ennui is quietly eating them alive. Of course, the moment Shiela wakes up with a craving for human flesh as her own flesh falls apart, things inevitably change – and the Hammond family has to figure out what’s happening before she transforms beyond recognition.
Episodes: There are 10 episodes in the first season. The series is confirmed to return to Netflix with a second season on March 23.
Why you should watch it: For all the blood and cannibalism that happens on the show, the show never strays from its focus on the Hammond family and the love between them – which gives it pathos even as you're watching Shiela literally tear into another human being. Drew Barrymore’s on-screen charm has always been the stuff that great entertainment is made of, and the actress proves with this series that she’s still got it. Her performance keeps the series anchored to its humanity – even as her character is slowly losing hers. Throw Timothy Olyphant into the mix and every scene becomes pure comedy gold. If that’s not enough to get you hooked, then the intrigue surrounding Shiela's mysterious condition may just keep you watching. Also, Thomas Lennon and Portia de Rossi make recurring guest appearances.
Where to watch: All 10 episodes of the first season are available on Netflix. – Rappler.com