The Netflix is a "delicious confection" of campiness, says Daniel Schroeder. The problem, he says, is that "critics don’t seem able to enjoy that nuance...and I can’t really fault them for it. They’re stuck looking for brilliance in all the wrong places—formal coherence, good politics. Insatiable isn’t serving any of that. If it were, the show wouldn’t rapidly escalate from pregnancy scare to demon possession, or make one of the sexiest scenes of the show a baptism. It’s an intentional mess where nothing should be taken seriously ...That’s not to say the show is without heart. Indeed, Insatiable’s campy shallows disguise occasional depths of emotion, moments that register all the more effectively for their rarity." ALSO: Insatiable might have worked if its writers watched Santa Clarita Diet.
TOPICS: Insatiable, Netflix, Santa Clarita Diet