"We don’t talk about dependable these days," says Lea Palmieri. "A car, a sweater, a TV show: the things that run how they’re supposed to, that serve their function, that get the job done: we take them for granted. The dependable things aren’t gushed about or complained about. They exist, they’re nice, that’s it. Until they don’t anymore. Santa Clarita Diet was dependable as all hell." Palmieri adds: "The thing about Santa Clarita Diet was that it was consistently nice and fun and enjoyable, but it wasn’t the kind of show that people would have arguments about or declare their MIND BLOWN. There was no threat of spoilers if you didn’t watch it the day it dropped. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon and then move on with your life with a smile on your face. But there doesn’t seem to be room for those types of delightful shows on the Netflix roster much more (see: One Day at a Time) and perhaps that’s why they pulled the plug on it. However, that was definitely the wrong move here." ALSO: Santa Clarita Diet was fun to watch, but it never overcame its reputation as “the Drew Barrymore zombie show."
TOPICS: Santa Clarita Diet, Netflix, Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant