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Did anyone watch this show? I'm watching it again for the third time and I'm wishing it got renewed for a fourth season. It's about a real-estate couple played by Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant and their teenage daughter. The show kicks off when Barrymore gets turned into a zombie and it's about them trying to maintain their suburban life while trying to keep her fed (by eating people).

Sheila before she gets bitten is a timid and shy woman, but becoming a zombie makes her more assertive and aggressive and the show portrays this as largely a good thing. A lot of the show is about how freeing it is for Sheila to not have to be "nice" all the time. It's also a fun twist to have the woman be the troublemaker and the man flounder as he tries to adjust.

What prompted me to make this post is that I just watched the episode where the daughters friend is "dating" a man in his twenties and they break up. Sheila figures he's terrible and so someone she can kill without feeling guilty. Joel, the husband, meets him and decides he's too sympathetic to kill. He tells Sheila that the guy didn't know his "girlfriend" was so young, and she immediately says "every creep says they didn't know!" Then the daughter is talking to her male friend about the same guy and he pulls out the same defense. She says "what did he think she was doing every day at the high school where he picked her up?" I thought it was a slick little commentary that the women immediately see through the bull, while the men (who are presented as likable characters) are both willing to give another man the benefit of the doubt.

Did anyone watch this show? I'm watching it again for the third time and I'm wishing it got renewed for a fourth season. It's about a real-estate couple played by Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant and their teenage daughter. The show kicks off when Barrymore gets turned into a zombie and it's about them trying to maintain their suburban life while trying to keep her fed (by eating people). Sheila before she gets bitten is a timid and shy woman, but becoming a zombie makes her more assertive and aggressive and the show portrays this as largely a good thing. A lot of the show is about how freeing it is for Sheila to not have to be "nice" all the time. It's also a fun twist to have the woman be the troublemaker and the man flounder as he tries to adjust. What prompted me to make this post is that I just watched the episode where the daughters friend is "dating" a man in his twenties and they break up. Sheila figures he's terrible and so someone she can kill without feeling guilty. Joel, the husband, meets him and decides he's too sympathetic to kill. He tells Sheila that the guy didn't know his "girlfriend" was so young, and she immediately says "every creep says they didn't know!" Then the daughter is talking to her male friend about the same guy and he pulls out the same defense. She says "what did he think she was doing every day at the high school where he picked her up?" I thought it was a slick little commentary that the women immediately see through the bull, while the men (who are presented as likable characters) are both willing to give another man the benefit of the doubt.

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I was so sad it didn’t get at least a fourth season to finish the story because I thought it was an absolutely hilarious show.

This sounds really fun. Will add to watch list!!

I hope you do check it out. It's very funny. I will say I almost stopped watching after the first episode because they really lean into the comical gore aspect of her being a zombie, like with just too much blood and noise. I was thinking I don't know if I can stomach this, but they do dial it back after that episode and it becomes much more about the story.

That's good to hear! I only watched the first episode and felt like the gore would be too much for me. Your post has convinced me to give it another shot.

I actually skipped the first two episodes this time because of it. There's still some throughout the show (it is about a zombie) but they really came out of the gate swinging. I guess it makes sense because they want to let people know what kind of show it is, but I'm so glad it calms down a little.

[–] platypus 2 points Edited

I remember this show, I had to bail after the episode where they made it look like they were about to murder the daughter and eat her. It was just too much. I don't think it was just a misdirection, but the fact they'd even suggest something so nasty was too much for me.

What you describe sounds cool though. Hopefully the misdirection was just one poor choice in an otherwise positive show.

Oh wow, I don't remember that happening. Maybe I will catch it while I'm watching it again. But I can assure you they don't actually do that! The daughter has a strong story of her own about trying to come to terms with what has happened to her mother.

Oh sorry I meant to say I DO think it was just a misdirection, iirc they followed up with a "on the next season" teaser and the daughter seemed to survive, so yeah I believe you haha. I just remember being really creeped out that they would even go there, even in concept.

The actress that plays the daughter identifies as non-binary. I loved the show and wish a forth season happened. It is always a shame when good television is cancelled and bad shows get renewed.