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Old 02-03-2017, 09:11 PM
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Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet

Santa Clarita Diet premiered on Netflix today. I've really been looking forward to this for awhile and just started episode. The ads promoting the "diet" are downright hysterical.
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Old 02-03-2017, 09:38 PM
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Well the "horror-comedy" description is enough to tell me that this is not the show for me, but I have to admit that the episode titles are a thing of beauty.
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"So Then a Bat or a Monkey"
"We Can't Kill People!"
"We Can Kill People"
"The Farting Sex Tourist"
"Man Eat Man"
"Attention to Detail"
"Strange or Just Inconsiderate?"
"How Much Vomit?"
"The Book!"
"Baka, Bile and Baseball Bats"
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Old 02-03-2017, 11:56 PM
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Well I've never been watched 5 episodes of anything on Netflix in a row before. I'm definitely finishing this over the weekend.



SPOILER:
Technically they did succeed in killing him like Dan asked .

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Old 02-04-2017, 12:06 AM
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Seen two episodes. Pretty funny thus far.
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Old 02-04-2017, 10:27 PM
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I watched all the episodes today. It was pretty cute. Easy to watch. Fun guest stars.

I just feel like they could do better but I had just finished (and fallen in love with) the first two seasons of Schitt's Creek so maybe that's part of it.
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Old 02-04-2017, 11:15 PM
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We just flew through like four or five tonight. I had a hard time figuring out what "type" of comedy it was at first. Dark, I know, but the writing didn't seem consistent at first. It got better a couple eps in.
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Old 02-04-2017, 11:45 PM
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We just watched the first four episodes. I hadn't heard anything about it except that it's funny. OMG. I haven't laughed that hard in awhile. I did not see any of that coming.
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Old 02-05-2017, 10:47 PM
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I just finished episode ten. I really hope this get's a 2nd season, that was a nice cliffhanger.

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I like how they're playing with how being undead works. Sheila has more in common with pop culture vampires than zombies, but it turns out she's been slowly decaying all along. So the cure isn't so much a cure as a maintenance drug, & Joel's on a 5150 hold.
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Old 02-06-2017, 05:39 AM
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Is Timothy Olyphant funny in this?
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Old 02-06-2017, 08:13 AM
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Yes.

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Old 02-06-2017, 10:09 AM
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Is Timothy Olyphant funny in this?
He steals the show, imo.
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:12 AM
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He steals the show, imo.
Great. I knew he had comedic chops! Must catch the pilot tonight.
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Old 02-06-2017, 01:09 PM
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Timothy Olyphant is great. The teenage daughter is great.
Drew Barrymore sometimes misses on her punchline delivery, but makes up for it when she blurts out profanity.
I binged it all this weekend and liked it.
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Old 02-06-2017, 01:16 PM
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We watched it Saturday and My Beloved, who doesn't like gore and/or horror, enjoyed the whole season.
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Old 02-06-2017, 01:28 PM
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I'm 4 episodes in and love it. The comedy mixed with near comedically graphic violence is just a great combination. And the daughter makes the show... her teenagerness is perfect.
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Old 02-06-2017, 01:31 PM
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Old 02-06-2017, 03:18 PM
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Timothy Olyphant was hilarious as the "traumatized guy who's just barely holding it together" type.

Also, this part early in the show cracked me up:
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(They are in the desert, covered in blood, burying a dismembered body, when suddenly a car pulls up and blinds them with headlights)

Joel: Okay, we say we came across this murder site and we're just cleaning it up.
Sheila: Who cleans up murder sites?
Joel: I don't know, Mormons?
Sheila: Mormons don't clean up murder sites.
Joel: Mormons are helpful!
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:48 AM
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I binge watched the whole season last night and LOVED it! Can't wait for the next season!
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:55 AM
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As impulsive as the daughter was, at first I thought she was infected too, and maybe the reason her mother got that way.
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Old 02-08-2017, 10:17 PM
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I agree that Timothy O. is great in this. I have a feeling that his character is *this* close to turning to the camera and winking at us. Like he wants to say, "Yeah, this whole thing is totally FUBAR, but what are you gonna do?"

I loved his line when the cop neighbor asks him about the "ant spray" he was using in the middle of the night--"I don't know...Ants away? Ants be gone? Fuck you, ants?"
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Old 02-09-2017, 03:43 AM
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Ok, you jerks (and massive boredom, and some booze) have made me decide to give this a try, even though it looks terrible from the blurb netflix supplies....
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Old 02-09-2017, 04:17 AM
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Alright, I tried. The acting (or maybe directing?) was pretty awful. The story was....meh...does it get better? I can foresee betterness. There was prodigious blood and vomit spray which, as a gwar fan, I love. But man...I dunno. Maybe might try another episode tomorrow. Certainly not bingeable. Yet.
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Old 02-09-2017, 08:47 AM
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I watched the first episode last night. I loved it.
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Old 02-13-2017, 08:22 PM
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I just watched episode 4. I never thought I would say, "Please don't eat the Principal."
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:13 AM
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Why not? He doesn't look tasty enough to you?
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:41 AM
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Alright, I tried. The acting (or maybe directing?) was pretty awful. The story was....meh...does it get better? I can foresee betterness. There was prodigious blood and vomit spray which, as a gwar fan, I love. But man...I dunno. Maybe might try another episode tomorrow. Certainly not bingeable. Yet.
Yeah, that's my feeling so far. I watched the first episode a few days ago based on the recommendations here, and I'm not feeling it yet. I'll give it two or three more episodes and see if my opinion changes, but I just found it kind of boring.
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:42 PM
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It's OK, but could use tighter writing, a faster pace, and better characterization / deeper characters to move it from fluff to substance.

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Old 02-14-2017, 01:42 PM
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If you want to see TO in a more "traditional" zombie flick, I would recommend catching him in the remake of The Crazies. Not an Oscar-worthy movie by any means, but it does have some really intense moments.
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Old 02-14-2017, 02:59 PM
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The wife and I watched 3 episodes last night. We got some pretty good laughs out of it; and she doesn't usually go in for that type of stuff. We're anxious to watch the rest.
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Old 02-14-2017, 04:12 PM
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The wife and I finished watching it last night, and we loved it. We have quite different tastes in TV shows; I tend to prefer comedies, while she enjoys more violent programming, so this was a good compromise for both of us.

The humor was right up my alley, and it doesn't hurt that Drew Barrymore has always been one of my favorite actresses.
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:01 PM
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Just finished watching this the other day. My wife caught an error in the last episode that I missed. In California...

SPOILER:
houses, especially new construction, don't have basements!
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:45 PM
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I finished it up last night.

Season 2 is going to be hard to keep as light as season 1.
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:10 PM
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Actually, I was just thinking about Timothy Olyphant's hilarious takes whenever Lisa was getting really touchy-feely with Casey, and realized that Lisa's libido seemed really elevated.
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:06 PM
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I watched the first episode having no idea what it was while having dinner.


BIG fucking mistake.

Good show though.
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Old 02-27-2017, 04:48 AM
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I'm liking this; the premise is just goofy/outre enough to be interesting in concept, awful in execution, without it has good production values and acting.

Which it does!


After six seasons of Raylan Givens, I initially had a hard time wrapping my mind around Olyphant's character and portrayal; that was over and done with by the end of the first episode.
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Old 03-03-2017, 07:46 PM
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I just finished it and loved it.

My favorite joke was the throwaway where the principal walks in eating a doughnut, and says "Someone threw doughnuts all over the front lawn."
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:54 PM
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I liked it, but I thought some episodes were definitely funnier than others. I wasn't a big fan of Timothy Olyphant's manic performance; it seemed like he was trying too hard. "Hey, check it out -- I'm doing comedy!!!!!" Obviously other people disagree, though.
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Old 03-07-2017, 10:00 PM
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Alright, I tried. The acting (or maybe directing?) was pretty awful. The story was....meh...does it get better? I can foresee betterness. There was prodigious blood and vomit spray which, as a gwar fan, I love. But man...I dunno. Maybe might try another episode tomorrow. Certainly not bingeable. Yet.
I had the same reaction. Instead of being funny, they were just mugging for the camera and smirking at each other. From the other comments, perhaps it gets better, but I had to turn it off after 20 minutes or so.
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Old 03-09-2017, 12:38 PM
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I actually kind of enjoyed this. While there are a few rough spots, I was pretty amused most of the time. I think Olyphant does a nice job of playing just on the edge of sanity.. and I kind of like his ... introspective?? moments toward the end of the season. Looking forward to season 2.
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