“We’re like a cult…but without uniforms.” So what happens when your wife dies and then comes back to life as a zombie? Do you run away screaming or are you all in to support your family until the very end? Joel Hammond has to deal with this very important dilemma in Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet, but lucky for us, this adventure comes with a lot of laughs. Please note that major spoilers have been left out for your convenience so feel free to read away! My top 5 reasons to check out Santa Clarita Diet Season 3 are:
This show is just laugh out loud funny.
When I first started binge-watching this show, I didn’t really laugh that much in the beginning of season one. Maybe I was trying to get used to the premise or maybe the jokes weren’t really landing, but something magical happened in the second half of the first season and for seasons two and three as well. The dark horror comedy just works. Maybe it’s the dynamic between the characters or maybe they just started being a little bit more comfortable with the humor, but I found myself constantly laughing out loud while watching this show. Horror comedies are hard to come by now and I have to say that I absolutely love this show and hope that it continues to be picked up because it is really something fun and light to watch in between other series.
Abby has become a bad-ass character.
In season one, I didn’t really connect with Joel and Sheila’s teenage daughter, Abby, played by Liv Hewson. However, I started to like her more and more in season two and she is absolutely fantastic in season three. I love how she is the voice of reason and it often seems like she is the one playing parent to her own parents, which is funny on its own. In season three, more of Abby’s potential is unlocked, as she starts to help out a lot more, proving to be someone you don’t want to mess with. I also enjoyed more of the chemistry between her and Eric, played by Skyler Gisondo, which was actually adorable and not at all nauseating. I hope that her character continues to grow more in future seasons if we get them and I would love to see her become some kind of slayer of the undead.
The guest stars are absolutely fantastic.
I love seeing unlikely guest stars on a show and Santa Clarita Diet continues to deliver on this. I had so much fun seeing Joel McHale in season two as a competitive realtor, but this season we get a lot of fun from Ron, played by Jonathan Slavin, Tommy, played by Ethan Suplee, and of course Gary continues to be a standout character, played previously by Nathan Fillion and now by the amazing Alan Tudyk. The list goes on and on, as the supporting cast does an amazing job of keeping the humor going and giving us some really interesting character dynamics. It looks like we might even get our own team of evil fighters, now complete with uniforms. The show doesn’t take itself that seriously, but that’s what makes it so incredibly amazing. These characters just elevate the show that much more and provide us with a lot of entertainment along the way.
A major cliffhanger.
Season three allowed us to advance the Knights of Serbia plot, which was fun for sure, but we are left with a huge cliffhanger at the end of the season so we better get a season four to explore this more. Each season gave us something more to look forward to and season three is no exception. If you thought Joel and Sheila’s adventures were crazy and dangerous before, it looks like it is only going to get more complicated now. I honestly can’t wait to see what happens next!
Joel and Sheila Hammond’s chemistry.
I dedicated a previous blog to Joel and Sheila Hammond’s relationship, but it really is the core of the show. Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore are absolutely fantastic together. Their relationship is so real and sweet and you can’t help falling in love with them. I mentioned in my previous blog that they may be my new favorite couple on television, as they are there for one another every step of the way. Their love is beautiful and passionate, but they also have a strong friendship going and I love how they truly know each other. They have inside jokes and they bounce ideas off one another that truly make you smile if you have someone like that in your life who just simply gets you. These two are absolutely amazing and the show would not be as entertaining without them. It looks like their marriage is going to be tested once again, but I am confident that these two will come out even stronger. They make me really believe that true love does exist even if you have to deal with some messy drama along the way. And it’s really, really messy! I hope you enjoy season three as much as I did and I absolutely recommend it. Ready to watch?
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on Santa Clarita Diet in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
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