Tuesday, April 10, 2018

What I’m Watching: Santa Clarita Diet

Santa Clarita Diet: Season 2, Episode 3 “Moral Gray Area” (B+)

I enjoy just how much Joel wants them to try to have a normal life, obsessing over getting his Chinese food before the place closes in between delivering Gary’s last wishes to his niece and dealing with his decapitated head in their basement. It isn’t quite clear why they felt they needed to honor Gary’s request, though I suppose burying his head while he was still undead wasn’t the kindest thing to do, even if it was an accident. Things have gotten so far from normal that Abby did find Gary’s head in the basement but didn’t even stop to ask questions or judge her parents because she just didn’t want to deal with it. As Joel was admiring all of Boone’s woodwork, Sheila was thrilled to discover that there is an entire baseball team of Nazis that she can opt to hunt down and eat should she ever get too hungry, the perfect solution to the “moral gray area” issue that they’ve constantly been grappling with as her appetite grows. I was waiting to see what would be wrong with Kayla since she seemed so nice, and her quick switch to angry swearing was a fitting preface to the introduction of her Nazi ex. Eric had quite the experience with the emotionless Ramona, who gave him the time of his life before revealing her utter lack of interest and the fact that she used him for his zombie medication. If nothing else, it was great to see Abby show up in full combat gear and express later to Eric just how attached to him she feels.

No comments: