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'Santa Clarita Diet' surprisingly sweet for its zombie-mom trappings

'Santa Clarita Diet' surprisingly sweet for its zombie-mom trappings

In the new Netflix comedy "Santa Clarita Diet" (premiering Friday in its 10-episode, first-season entirety), Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant play Sheila and Joel Hammond, a married team of real estate agents living and working in the far suburbs north of Los Angeles.

One day, in the midst of showing a house, Sheila begins to vomit extravagantly, in the process throwing up a small, dark object that might or might not be an organ; she passes out and wakes up dead, but refreshed and energized with a new lease on life.

There is no explanation for Sheila’s condition (a search for one will occupy some of what's to follow) and, unlike most stories about zombies,...

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