Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Santa Clarita Diet s1

I very nearly gave up on this. Though the pitch is refreshing and frisky - mousy housewife turns zombie - I found the first two episodes gruesome and gory, which felt like a cheap trick (as opposed to a clever script).

But then around episode three, something happened! 
There were slightly less torn-off body parts and a lot more irreverent punchlines. 
The secondary characters gained depth.
The opposition between Suburbia and human-flesh-devouring undead sharpened.
I suddenly realized all the first-rate characters were women.
It became great fun!

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