Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What I’m Watching: Santa Clarita Diet

Santa Clarita Diet: Season 1, Episode 8 “How Much Vomit?” (B+)

Of course on this show the killer who they accidentally turned into a zombie instead of taking him out would want to “kill with music” rather than go on a literal killing spree. I enjoyed the fact that Sheila immediately took to Loke and that they bonded because there was no one else they knew who could relate to what they were going through. Sure, things got a little weird when he brought a literal food locker for Sheila to go through, but I like that he kept recording things he said because he thought that they would make great lyrics. Falling for Sheila and determining that he had to murder Joel wasn’t a great development, but they managed to make use of the extra stuff that they bought when they went shopping – even though it wasn’t on the list – to take him out and solve that problem once and for all. Abby and Eric got into shenanigans of their own when they sold Joel’s bike, which was promptly chopped up for parts, and then had to figure out how to best dismember it so that they could kill two birds with one stone and show Sheila and Joel that Abby was ready to be on board with their new lifestyle. The ending scene was comic and disgusting at the same time, with Joel humorously indulging Sheila’s efforts to turn her missing toe into something sexy before her eye decided that it was the right time to drop out of its socket. Oh, what it must be like to film this show.

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