Monday, March 12, 2018


We still cannot believe that SENSE8 got cancelled by NETFLIX.  Yes, there will be a movie to wrap it up -- movie broadcast on NETFLIX.  But, honestly, it's not good enough.

That was a show that was different.  In a world of clones, SENSE8 was original.  And we loved it.

Another NETFLIX show we love is SANTA CLARITA DIET.

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Season two starts March 23rd [date corrected after NETFLIX moved it up a week after this was published].

We're going to use our own space to make sure you're aware of that.

This comedy is weird, strange and different.

It's also very satisfying.

Drew Barrymore could have gone the route of many before her.  She could have, for example, been Alyssa Milano and tried to latch onto a semi-popular TV show (MY NAME IS EARL).   Or she could have done some FRIENDS rip-off like Alyssa did (ROMANTICALLY CHALLENGED).  Or, like Alyssa, she could have done a cheesy soap opera (MELROSE PLACE and MISTRESSES).

Instead, Drew went with a horror-comedy, SANTA CLARITA DIET.

One smart move out of the gate was teaming up with Timothy Olyphant.  The two have a delightful chemistry as Sheila and Joel Hammond and Liv Hewson is a left of center choice as their daughter Abby -- a choice that more than paid off.

Season one's guest stars have included Natalie Morales, Portia de Rossi, Ryan Hansen, Nathan Fillion and Andy Richter.  Season two's guest stars will include Maggie Lawson, Gerald McRaney, Joel McHale and Zachary Knighton.

If you haven't caught the show yet, make a point to do so.  Ava and C.I. raved over season one:

If the above doesn't seem like a lot of laughs, (a) you haven't watched the ten episodes that make up season one and (b) you've apparently missed the bulk of Drew Barrymore's career.
Maybe because she was so good and so natural in comedy films like MUSIC AND LYRICS, THE WEDDING SINGER, NEVER BEEN KISSED, CHARLIE'S ANGELS, CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE, FEVER PITCH, 50 FIRST DATES and BLENDED her gifts have been so underrated?
Drew's perfect.
A bigger surprise?
So is Timothy Olyphant.
In fact, he's so perfect, it's unbelievable.
He's the puppy in the pound you want to take home.
He's the man that turns you into Geena Davis in THELMA & LOUISE begging like a puppy to let the hottie in the car.
Timothy is hilarious just saying "WOW!" loudly.
He and Drew are hilarious together arguing.
They're hilarious, and sexy, when she wants him to go down on her again and he's complaining that his jaw's still sore from the last time and she's telling him that he should stop talking.

We can't wait for season two.

March 23rd.

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