This show is one of the freshest editions to the Netflix original series family. And we just want to say we are OBSESSED. Like stage 5 clinger obsessed. Drew Barrymore is one of our favorite actresses maybe ever so our obsession may be a bit biased.
But the fact that we really don’t like zombie crap makes up for our love of Drew Barrymore.
So the show is about a typical family living in Santa Clarita. Drew Barrymore becomes a zombie and must eat human flesh to survive. Now let us warn you that this show has some pretty graphic moments mixed in with campy comedy.
WARNING: DO NOT EAT WHILE WATCHING THIS SHOW.
Like not even popcorn. It won’t end well.
The good news is that after the pilot episode, there is not as much vomit. Let me again stress that you must make it through the pilot episode and the vomit. The vomit was just something we were not prepared for as we decided to chow down on some Zaxby’s. (never again)
Who are we kidding, of course we will eat Zaxby’s again…. actually kind of want to go there right now…
So definitely don’t follow our example here or you will regret it.
So we described it as a campy dark comedy with graphic moments. That is probably a great description but it’s actually really funny. Like ACTUALLY laugh out loud funny.
Favorite character alert: Drew Barrymore is just literally hair goals. We don’t even have long hair and we were fantasizing about what it would be like to have flawless Drew OmbreMore hair.
It’s a fresh new take on a dark comedy which we really appreciated for its nonchalant dark humor and casual discussion of everyday family problems mixed in with zombie problems.
We will admit that halfway through the season, it really surprised us with how good the plot twists were and how invested we actually became with this story which we thought was just going to be this sitcom-ish campy comedy.
To our pleasant surprise we found the show is about more than just a few good laughs.
We have always thought that it’s Dexter meets ZombieLand.
Like The Netflix Nanny suggests, this is what’s new and what matters but definitely not poo.
This show will only take you about a day or two to finish so its a short adventure but one that you won’t regret.
It makes the list for shows recommended to anyone in need of a good Netflix binge, but a binge that won’t consume your life, soul and identity like Lost did. (Revisit that topic later)
Let us also say that EVERYONE and I mean everyone we have introduced this show to became obsessed and watched the whole thing in a day or two.
Get through episode 2 before you make a judgement call. The first episode didn’t make us fall in love, but was intriguing enough to continue our pursuit.
By the time episode 4 ends, you won’t be able to put it down. We can’t give a brand new series a 5 star rating because it is JUST too new. BUT it comes pretty damn close. And it is a very binge-able show to say the least.
Stop watching Friends and switch to this show for a solid Netflix experience. This show is essentially what Netflix original series are suppose to be. Now it’s no Stranger Things, but whom among us could live up to the glory that is Stranger Things.
4/5 stars for this show and a 9/10 rating for binge worthy success.
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