Best endings: Santa Clarita Diet still underrated
Ever since Netflix opted to cancel Santa Clarita Diet after three seasons in 2019, the series has become a cult favorite. Fans have been championing the underrated series at any chance they get and wishing that the zombie comedy had never ended in the first place.
Let’s just say up front: We’re with you! We would have watched six seasons and a movie of Santa Clarita Diet. Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant were the comedy duo we never knew we needed, and the tone of the series was a breath of fresh air. Tens across the board!
Unfortunately, it seems Santa Clarita Diet didn’t take off in the way Netflix hoped it would in spite of its critical acclaim. In another life, Netflix kept the series around and allowed it to slowly build an audience in the same way shows like Schitt’s Creek were given the same grace.
But the season 3 finale doubled as its series finale, and we’re here to tell you… it worked. Whether that was the intended ending of the series or not, it certainly does the trick. Joel wanting to become a zombie to be with Sheila forever opens up a new story, but it’s also a great ending. As much as we hated to see Santa Clarita Diet go, you have to admit it ended on a high note.