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Santa Clarita Diet

The best moment in the entire series is the segment, during the first 10 mins or so, with the Serbian General. What’s actually said and, between, what is written in the subtitles is incredibly hilarious; the ending bit of that segment had me in tears. The rest of the show doesn’t ever compare since or prior to this. It’s a pervasive twist of rooting for the villain by humanising them. Before zombies, it was vampires or werewolves, or some other mythological nonsense.

Sure, Santa Clarita Diet has me laughing at lot at Timothy Olyphant’s character Joel’s antics or Skyler Gisondo’s character Eric. But, all that comedy masks the pretty twisted shenanigans going on. Some of which are, to be honest, quite messed up and I ain’t looking at the screen. Most of that action does not need to be normalised. I love the two aforementioned actors and therein lies the problem. These characters represent the normalcy of the real world and having them be accepting of cannibalism is not right.

I’m glad it got cancelled. Maybe some might enjoy having the bad guys be the protagonists but I do not; neither did I enjoy having the Slavic characters be bad guys. And not only bad guys, but generally incompetent ones at that. Oh well, can’t wait to see what other projects Timothy Olyphant will do next.

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