Honey? Sweetie? Zombie?

After three seasons of Deadwood and six seasons of Justified it was strange to see, Timothy “Longtime Screen Crush” Olyphant as anything but a law man. But, like Jon Hamm before him, it now seems obvious that the next move was COMEDY!

He looks like a cartoon pilot!
He looks like a cartoon pilot!

Santa Clarita Diet asks: what if the zombie apocalypse started in a middle class Los Angeles neighbourhood? Layered beneath this fantastical concept and the breakneck execution (plot, jokes, Nathan Fillion) are other questions – loving character questions – that slowly reveal the couple at the centre of the show.

How’d they get to together? How awful is his mother? Can a marriage survive un-death? I’m only up to episode six but this is my kind of plate of raw meat.

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